ESRC and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are inviting proposals to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazards, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.

The calls are being launched in collaboration with the following countries and funding partners:

  • Indonesia - The Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti)
  • Vietnam - National Foundation for Science & Technology Development (NAFOSTED)
  • Malaysia - Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)
  • Thailand - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

This collaboration is supported by the Newton Fund.

Proposals are sought for collaborative bilateral research projects involving researchers from the UK and Indonesia, UK and Malaysia, UK and Vietnam and UK and Thailand, respectively.

Up to £1.5 million is available from NERC and ESRC per South East Asian country for this call, with up to £375,000 (80% full economic cost) available for the UK component of a project. Projects can have a maximum duration of three years. Matched funding in terms of research effort will be provided by partner funding agencies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand to eligible South East Asian researchers.

How to apply

Full call details are available on the NERC website.

Only applicants who have submitted a notification of intent will be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Closing date for notification of intent: 16:00 (UK time) on 4 December 2017.
Closing date for full proposals: 16:00 (UK time) on 21 February 2018.