Call for proposal for USTH S&T project 2019

Call for proposal for USTH S&T project 2019

In order to enhance its research capacity at international standard and to establish strong research groups, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) is launching a call for proposal for institutional S&T projects for 2019 as follows:

1. Scope:
a. Main research fields being currently developed at USTH:
  • BIOTECHNOLOGIES : Applied in Agronomy, Medicine, Food processing etc.;
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES: Architecture, processing, simulation, modeling; linkage with biotechnologies, environment, energy topics, etc.;
  • ENVIRONMENT: Oceanography, hydrology, water treatment, resources management (land, soil, water, minerals, …);
  • ENERGY: Green energy, biomass, smart grid;
  • ADVANCED MATERIALS AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES: Energy, environment, health care;
  • SPACE: Remote sensing and Modelling of the Earth, Satellite Technologies, Astrophysics.
b. Any other interdisciplinary project/program will be highly appreciated…

2. Projects types:
  • Fundamental research;
  • Prototype and/or applied research;
  • Finalized product.
3. Applicants: Permanent lecturers/researchers of USTH

4. Implementation time:
- For project of type 1:            02 years;
- For project of type 2:            01 year.

5. Budget:
- Type 1:     From 200.000.000 VND to 500.000.000 VND;
- Type 2:     From 30.000.000 VND to 50.000.000 VND.

6. Required criteria for S&T project:
  • The project ensures the feasibility in order to solve issues having scientific and practical values;
  • The project ensures the efficiency for supporting the undergraduate and graduate training with the involvement of USTH students; high value research outcomes; practical application capacity to meet the target of social-economic development of Vietnam;
  • The project has the participation/consulting/advise of Vietnamese and/or international senior researchers, experts at high level from USTH and/or out of USTH.
  • Priorities will be given to:
+ Projects with outcomes strongly linked to social life and creating new technology products, interdisciplinary technology, transfer ability;
+ Projects have potentials to be further developed with external funding support eq. from NAFOSTED, VAST…;
+ Project exceeding the prescribed level of outcomes;

7. Eligibility for PI:
- For project of type 1:
  • Is not the PI of project funded by NAFOSTED, VAST, Ministry or National Program at the time of selection;
  • Should have signed an USTH working contract/labor contract with definite term 02 years or be signing an USTH working contract/labor contract with indefinite term at the selection time.
- For project of type 2:
  • Should have been not the PI of any Institutional project or project funded by  NAFOSTED, VAST or equivalent;
  • Should be signing an USTH working contract/labor contract with definite term 02 years at the selection time.
8. Required outcomes:
8.1 For project of type 1:  The budget will be approved base on the commitment on the number and the quality of project’s outputs.
- Fundamental research projects: Commit to publish at least 01 ISI publication (*): The PI of the funded project should be the key author of the relevant publication (either first or corresponding author) where the USTH funding is acknowledged;
- Applied research project or research survey: Commit to have a technological product that fulfils at least to one of the following results:
  • Patent ;
  • Technological solution that is validated by a qualified committee or organization;
  • Results related to juridical/interllectuelprotection (utility model, industrial design);
  • Results related to recognized techniques aspects (experimental production, prototypes).

8.2 For project of type 2: Commit to publish at least 01 publication in national journal mentioned in the VAST 1 or VAST 2 list (**) or international journal or international conference proceeding that are not listed in SCI, SCI-E but has an ISSN or ISBN identification (***);

(*) List of qualified ISI journals, qualified international journals for reference:

(**) List of journal VAST1 (03 journals) including:  (1) Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; (2) Vietnam Journal of Mathematics; (3) Acta Mathematica Vietnamica.
        (or) List of journal VAST2 (09 journals) including:  (1) Communications in Physics; (2) Vietnam Journal of Mechanics; (3) Tạp chí Tin học và điều khiển học – Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics; (4) Tạp chí Khoa học và Công nghệ - Journal of Science and Technology; (5) Tạp chí Hóa học – Journal of Chemistry; (6) Tạp chí Khoa học và Công nghệ Biển – Journal of Marine Science and Technology; (7) Tạp chí Công nghệ sinh học – Journal of Biotechnology; (8) Tạp chí Các khoa học về Trái đất – Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences; (9) Tạp chí Sinh học – Journal of Biology.

(***) List of qualified national journal in natural fields is for reference at

9. Application and deadline for submission:
- Pre-proposal (Template A0):      Before 12:00p.m, 25th December 2018
- Completed project proposal:      Before 12:00p.m, 12th February 2019


  1. The proposal should be written in English, font Time News Romans, size 12 with number of page/total page number.
  2. The completed project proposal includes:
+ Cover page (Template A1);
+ Full Proposal (Template A2);
+ Curriculum Vitae in English (Template A3) of PI and project members with original signature, commitment  (Template A4) with confirmation of their institution in Vietnamese (except USTH academic staff);
+ Provisional budget (Template N°05) with 03 original quotations.
  1. Please submit 01 hard copy in the prescribed format and soft copy in PDF (with full needed signature) to DRITT;
  2. The late submission after above deadline is not accepted.

For further information and support, please contact:

DRITT Office, Room 816, USTH Building
Tel.: (+ 84-24)                                        

Hanoi, 07/12/2018
PP. Rector
PO. Director
Deputy Director of Research, Innovation
and Technology Transfer
Le Tuyet Trinh