Scientific Programme Indonesia - Netherlands (SPIN)

The Scientific Programme Indonesia - Netherlands (SPIN) supports long-term collaboration between researchers and research consortiums in Indonesia and the Netherlands. It does this by funding bilateral research programmes and supporting activities that benefit both parties.

SPIN is carried out in accordance with agreements concluded in 2002 by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science and the Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology.

What does it cover?

A total of EUR 8.235 million was available for research collaboration projects during the 2007-2011 period.


  1. Green Commodities,  Sustainable Energy and Water Research
  2. Infectious Diseases and Health
  3. Socioeconomic Development

Who is it for?

Postdoc researchers at Dutch universities or research institutions

Application procedure

The call for the Challenges Exploration Grants is now closed.