Cooperation China - Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP)

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

Dialogue seminars

The seminars serve as fore-sighting exercises aimed at identification of research topics for future joint research that can be embedded in the research lines of the participating research teams. They are important networking opportunities for Dutch and Chinese researchers, and are aimed, broadly, at all scientific disciplines.

Joint research projects

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’.

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Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange Programmatic


Closed for application


4 August 2015 14:00


1,6 mln euros for 5 joint research projects and 2 to 3 dialogue seminars


International collaboration (2011-2014) Collaboration in themes (2011-2014)

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


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)