Paris-NUS Call for proposals 2021 Joint Research Projects

The Paris-NUS grant has been designed with the objective of fostering new collaborations in higher education and research between Europe and Southeast Asia. Since 2013, several calls for proposals have been launched annually to fund joint research initiatives, international doctoral student mobility and innovative projects in higher education.

The aim of the calls for proposals is to support high quality including interdisciplinary research between partners, promoting a long-standing cooperation across diverse disciplines –from life, physical and engineering sciences to social sciences and humanities –and allowing new collaborations to emerge.


The call for joint research projects is open to researchers in all disciplines. Projects must be led jointly by full-time faculty members from the French partners and NUS since the collaboration should be across institutions.

The French partners are Université de Paris, Sciences Po and Inalco.

Faculty members from Université Sorbonne Paris Nord and Ined are also encouraged to apply as co-PIs with a PI from Université de Paris.

Third parties from other institutions are welcome to take part in research activities related to the project but they cannot be Principal Investigators nor receive direct funding.

Proposals may include but are not limited to:

  • Thematic workshops with faculty members and graduate students from both institutions
  • Joint conferences, seminars and publications
  • Travel allowances for faculty wishing to spend significant time in partner universities, in Paris or Singapore, as part of a research project with the objective of applying to other grants.

Preference will be given to proposals that intend to build sustainable links between partners.Each project will be funded on a two-year long basis in amounts of up to 50 000€ (approx. 80000 SGD). Doctoral students who are part of a joint research team are encouraged to apply through the doctoral mobility call for proposals for an additional individual stipend of 5 000€ or 8 000 SGD.


To apply, please complete the joint application form and submit it to: Dr. Mariana Losada – 15 June 2021

For questions and further details related to the call please contact: Dr. Mariana LOSADA, Programme Director,
Ms. CHAN Ching Ting, Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology), NUS,
Application date
2 years
Social sciences