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SATU Joint Research Scheme Call



NUS is a member of SATU, which comprises 48 universities from Southeast and South Asia and 82 universities from Taiwan. In order to provide an interchange platform to integrate resources and facilitate mutual research cooperation among SATU member universities, SATU International Secretariat launches the SATU Joint Research Scheme.


The SATU Joint Research Scheme initiates the engagement and mutual cooperation of researchers within the SATU member universities through integration of academic resources and linkage of research interests among researchers of the region. The aim of the Scheme is to increase the quality, quantity and profile of SATU research cooperation.


Please refer to the website or announcement for more information.


Funding Information

SATU International Secretariat funds for the travel  support of Co-Principal Investigators whose institutions are outside of Taiwan a visit to National Cheng Kung University between July and September 2013 (including 2 nights’ Zenda suite accommodation and economy-class roundtrip airfare [max. 20,000 NTD, about 670 USD]).


Maximum three Co-PIs under each project will receive the grants in 2013.


Application Criteria

§         Each  project  consists  of  a  team  of researchers while NCKU faculty acts as the Principal Investigator to the project and scholars of SATU member universities act as Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs).


§         Applicants must be working at SATU member universities and have received the Doctoral degree. (refer here for the list of member Universities)


§        Three  Co-PI  positions  are  available  for  grants  under  four  projects  out  of  the  8 proposed projects as stated in the table below.



Proposed Project titles


Uncovering the dynamic mechanisms in pathogenesis of dengue virus infection


Wave dynamics and sediment transport on adverse and following currents in the estuary and tidal inlet


Drifting and rooting of Min-Nan immigrant society: A comparative study in Min-Nan culture of Taiwan, southern Asia, and south-east Asia


Reflections on the models and roles of University incubators ~ The perspective from the cultural and creative industries


Survey and research on Fujian Yishan in southeast Asia


Product-oriented medical device innovation


Capitalising on foreign investments through science and technology parks development and management: A south Asian perspective


A study of catalytic pyrolysis of castor meal and Oleochemicals production from castor oil


Details of the 8 projects are attached here for your reference.


Application Procedure

Please forward the following documents to NUHS Research Office – Deadline: 13 May 2013 – Monday, noon


SoM PIs only

·         Original-signed NUS Grant Endorsement Form 

·         Application Form

·         Forward all softcopies to Grant_RO@nuhs.edu.sg  



Kindly Note:

If the proposed study requires biospecimen or tissue banking, please contact Dr Eng Chon Boon (chon_boon_eng@nuhs.edu.sg) from the NUHS Tissue Repository. The tissue repository will assist with the biobanking budget. Kindly visit  http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/tissue/Cost%20Recovery%20Schedule.pdf



Contact Us

Please contact the following staff if you have any enquiries:


Ms Clarin Ng

Tel : 6772 3723

Email : medv1085@nus.edu.sg