SINGAPORE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Singapore and France announced on Friday the first bilateral joint call for proposals in the areas of nanotechnology and information communication science and technologies.
This joint activity is facilitated by the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the French National Research Agency (ANR), according to a statement by the A*STAR.
The MOU will provide the opportunity for scientists from France and Singapore to jointly develop technologies of mutual interests through three annual calls, and to participate in joint seminars and symposia to share the latest scientific information and materials.
Under the auspices of the MOU, the Joint Funding Scheme will provide funding for up to three projects per grant call, and projects can last up to three years.
ANR and A*STAR will each contribute up to 1 million Singapore dollars (720,000 million U.S. dollars) per grant call. Research teams from public research organizations from France, and research teams from public research institutes from Singapore are eligible to jointly apply for this grant.