The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) e-ASIA 2023 Joint Research Program will support Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP). The e-ASIA JRP supports international joint research projects in the East Asia region on a multilateral basis and promotes the interaction of researchers through scientific workshops.
The e-ASIA JRP selects research projects through an open call for proposals. Fields of cooperation are decided among the e-ASIA participating member organisations and funding is for up to three years.
NHMRC has allocated up to $3 million to support up to four grants (with a capped maximum value of $750,000 per grant) for the Australian component of successful projects in the e-ASIA JRP 12th Health Research call. Applications are invited for projects commencing in 2024 addressing the research topic of Climate Change and Health as identified in the e-ASIA JRP Health Research 12th call text (PDF 640 KB).
Participating member organisations in this call are:
- Australia – National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- Cambodia – Ministry of Health (MOH)
- Indonesia – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (DIKBUDRISTEK)
- Japan – Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
- Lao PDR – Ministry of Health (MOH)
- Thailand – Program Management Unit for Human Resources and Institutional Development, Research and Innovation (PMU-B)
- United States of America – National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- United States of America – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- e-ASIA and member organisations open the call.
- The Lead Principal Investigator of the collaborative project is required to submit the Common Application to the e-ASIA Program Secretariat by the specified due date of 30 March 2023. For more details please visit the e-ASIA website.
- Collaborating partners are responsible for submitting completed applications to respective member organisations supporting the topic call in line with their application closing dates.
- Applicants from Australian teams must submit an application addressing the criteria outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines to NHMRC for assessment by the nominated due date.
- NHMRC conducts eligibility checks for Australian collaborations.
- NHMRC conducts peer review of applications submitted.
- NHMRC submits short listed eligible applications to the e-ASIA Joint Review Meeting
- e-ASIA Joint Review Meeting compiles a final ranking list and recommendations for funding presented to the e-ASIA Board for approval.
- NHMRC funding recommendations approval process.
The e-ASIA JRP has specific eligibility criteria for applicants. Applications will be excluded from consideration if eligibility requirements are not met, including:
- A minimum of three collaborating partners from supporting member organisations participating in a call topic, per application.
- Applications specific to each participating member organisation must be completed by the Chief Investigator in their respective country. More detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the e-ASIA 12th Health Research common call guidelines available on the e-ASIA website.
For details regarding the NHMRC e-ASIA 2023 JRP peer review process, refer to the NHMRC e-ASIA 2023 JRP Peer Review Guidelines (see download section below).
Grant at a glance
NHMRC requires that collaborations must include a Principal Investigator (PI) (refer to section 4.1) from at least one of the participating member organisations from the following countries:
- Lao PDR