ฝ่ายสวัสดิภาพสาธารณะ สกว. ประกาศรับข้อเสนอโครงการวิจัยภายใต้ความร่วมมือระหว่าง สกว. - NSFC ในธีม “Climate Change & Climate Variability Research in Monsoon Asia, Phase III (CMON3)”

TRF (สกว.) - NSFC (China)

Joint Call for Proposals

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

Theme: Climate Change & Climate Variability Research in Monsoon Asia, Phase III (CMON3)

Aims and scope

Following the first and second calls for research proposals on climate change & climate variability in Asia monsoon region, and to attain the ultimate goal of collaboration between TRF and NSFC, which is to increase adaptive capacity and resilience to the impacts of climate change and variability based on advanced scientific foundation, TRF and NSFC have jointly announced for the application of research project proposals in 2019.

The main topic of this 3rd call for the joint research proposal is “practice-oriented climate change adaptation”.   Along with improving our scientific understanding of drivers and mechanisms of observed climate extremes and future trends, the proposal should also emphasize:

  • Improving scientific understanding of evolutions/mechanisms/processes of various forms of climate extremes (drought, precipitation, etc.) to support adaptation. This may include the aspects such as predictability and modelling of extreme climate.
  • Assessing the impacts and risk of climate extremes, evaluating the measures, technology and innovation for sustainable managements of both natural (e.g. forest ecosystem, ocean etc.) and man made systems (urban, water resources, agriculture, and etc.). The topic may also include the study on respond characteristics and mechanisms of both systems to climate extremes.
  • Providing the solution/platform to cope with climate extremes (e.g. web-based platform or mobile phone-based application to provide information for precise/smart or sustainable management of agriculture, establishment of early warning/forecasting systems, development of measures or technology to avoid loss and damage or to enhance the adaptive capacity of locals to climate extreme events, and etc.)

Project Requirements

The project proposals must be written in English (China side also need in Chinese) and should demonstrate a research need for Thailand-China coordination in consistent with the topics described above. It is required that a research team must be comprised of at least one principle investigator (PI) and one co-PI from China and Thailand. Participation of young scientist is highly encouraged and valued by both TRF and NSFC. This call aims to support research projects of 3 years duration in Thai side and 4 years in China side. The project will be funded only when it fulfil the objectives of both TRF and NSFC, and mutual agreements between TRF and NSFC are reached, based on the peer-reviews and evaluations of experts from both sides. The expected numbers for funding are up to 4 projects, with support from TRF up to 4 million Bahts per project.

NSFC and TRF will give high priority to the proposals with the exchange research activity of young scientists (those who have graduated at Ph.D. level not more than 5 years). Additionally for TRF side, a priority is also given to the proposal that clearly incorporates/integrates the needs of end user and has high potential or demonstration for research utilization, which need to be clearly indicated in the submitted proposal.

Timelines

The timeline for the 3rd call for the “Thailand Research Fund (TRF)-National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Joint Call for Proposals on Climate Change & Climate Variability Research in Monsoon Asia-CMON3” will be starting on 15 April 2019 and closing on 30th May 2019. PI is required to submit a full proposal (~ 15-20 pages long) describing the rationales, scientific objective, detailed methodology, project execution plan and timelines, the research team members and the budget. Below are the important timelines:

Call for proposals: 15th April 2019
Full-Proposals deadline: 30th May 2019
Decision announcement: 1st August 2019
Projects begin: 1st September 2019

Application procedure

A full proposal following the template (downloaded at www.trf.or.th) must be submitted via hard copy and electronic file to a contact person in each country.

Thailand:

Please send hard copy of full proposal and e-file to Public-Wellbeing Division.  Address: The Thailand Research Fund, 14th Floor, SM Tower, 979/17-21 Phaholyothin Road, Samsan Nai, Phyathai, Bangkok 10400. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

China:

The China based PIs must apply and send their application forms to NSFC through its online system (http://isisn.nsfc.gov.cn/egrantweb/). Please contact with Mr.Nianhe Rong via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information from China side.

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