First call for the Cooperation Indonesia - The Netherlands programme

19 March 2018

NWO, in close cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), launches a call for research proposals on Food security and Agriculture, Regional Planning that includes Water Management and Hydrology or Governance and Rule of law. The call is executed by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development. A compulsory Letter of Intent must be received by 17 May, the deadline for full proposals is 14 June.

This call is the first one to be launched under the Cooperation Indonesia - The Netherlands programme. The call aims at financing inter- and trans-disciplinary research and invites consortia of research institutes and other organisations (both public and private) in the Netherlands and in Indonesia to submit joint proposals.

Budget and deadline

For this first call for proposals, a maximum budget of 1.5 million euros is available for six projects, two for each of the themes. The maximum available budget per project is 250,000 euros, corresponding with a duration of three years. A top-up grant of RISTEKDIKTI with a maximum of 40,000 euros can be included in the project, for an Indonesian researcher who already received a RISTEKDIKTI grant . This is a non-compulsory addition to this call. Inclusion of a RISTEKDIKTI funded researcher will be considered an added value. 

This call results from a collaboration between NWO and RISTEKDIKTI. The intention is to establish a partnership with joint financing, where each country supports its own research. The initiative has been supported by the Netherlands Embassy and the Nuffic Neso office in Jakarta.

About the programme

The aim of the Cooperation Indonesia-The Netherlands programme is to:

  • strengthening cooperation in the fields of science and innovation;
  • address the pressing current problems in society, to strengthen research capabilities and to encourage scientific excellence in Indonesia and the Netherlands through interactions of scientists and scholars at institutions in both countries;
  • promote interdisciplinary research in areas of medium and long term interest, particularly those related to mutual priorities.

Source: NWO