Cooperation China - Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) - Joint Research Projects

The China Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) aims at stimulating sustainable research collaboration by funding Joint Research Projects and Dialogue Seminars.


JSTP aims at fostering research collaborations of Sino-Dutch research teams that share high ambitions to work together in sustainable joint research projects by providing multi-annual research funding, and by calling for proposals demonstrating complementary expertise between Dutch and Chinese research teams in areas, in which both The Netherlands and China excel. Thematic Calls for Proposals are published annually, featuring different thematic priorities each year.

The 2015 Call for Proposals addresses the research topic ‘Creative Industries’.

Who can apply

Research teams of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with a senior Principal Investigator on both the Dutch side and the Chinese side.

What can be applied for

Joint research projects with a duration of 3 to 4 years.

When can be applied

Closing date for submitting expressions of interest was 10 March 2015, 14:00 CET. Closing date for submitting joint research proposals was 14 May 2015, 14:00 CET.



Full information about the target groups, procedures and guidelines can be found in the JSTP - Joint Research Projects brochure 2015.


Applications can only be submitted electronically via NWO's Iris system. The forms can be downloaded below and must be submitted electronically. More information about the procedure can be found in the JSTP-Joint Research Projects brochure 2015 and the instructions on the website.

Extra information

Only applications with Chinese Principal Investigators affiliated to a CAS research institute or a CASS research institute are eligible.




Closed for application


14 May 2015 14:00

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange Programmatic


1,5 mln euros for 5 joint research projects

Science area

Exact and Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Applied and Engineering Sciences WOTRO Science for Global Development Medical Sciences Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek Netherlands Initiative for Education Research


Cooperation China - Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP)


International collaboration (2011-2014) Theme: Creative Industry (2011-2014)


Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MoST); Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MoE); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)