Southeast Asia Chapter

The Southeast Asia Chapter is an official component of the MCAA, and encourages local networking and attracts new members to the Association within all parts of the region.

We aim to enhance the image of the MCAA in Southeast Asia by organising interesting events and innovative activities. We would like to share our experiences as researchers, to highlight the benefits of Marie Curie Actions, and of the MCAA Association, and to communicate our ideas of the world as a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary community.

All MCAA members residing in Southeast Asia, or nationals of any Southeast Asia country [usually ASEAN member states: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam  - but we are pretty open-hearted!] currently residing elsewhere, are welcome to become members of the Southeast Asia Chapter.

Membership of the Chapter is free! Just click on the 'Join Group' logo at the top of the right-hand column, and we would be happy to welcome you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

We also have country representative in most of ASEAN member states, who acts as contact persons for researchers in the region interested in learning more about the MSCA mobility opportunities and the programmes of MCAA. Please click on the link or video profile to find out more about each country representative:

Thailand - Dr. Narisorn Kitiyanant (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)

Viet Nam - Dr. Quoc Chi Nguyen (LINK)

Malaysia - Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE) and Dr. Moritz Mueller (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)

Singapore - Dr. Ren Bin Yang (LINK) and Dr. Duong Anh Hung (LINK)

Philppines - Dr. Jenny Lind Elmaco (LINK)

Indonesia - Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)


MCAA Southeast Asia is working close together with EURAXESS ASEAN ( in organizing events around the ASEAN countries.


With kind regards,

Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo (Indonesia)


Southeast Asia Chapter News feed

Chapter meeting: First Day - MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter Inaugural Meeting 12 June Singapore

Singapore (11 June 2017) - there are 15 MCAA members coming from the ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines) and EURAXESS ASEAN representatives gathered together to celebrate the Inauguration of MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter, which was established in April 2017. Here in the first day we meet at Cafe Boomerang to get to know each other and enjoy networking. Thank you for EURAXESS ASEAN for hosting our dinner.

Chapter meeting: Second Day - MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter Inaugural Meeting 12 June Singapore

Singapore (12 June 2017) - MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter conducted the inaugural meeting of the Chapter hosted by the EU Delegation Office at Raffles City Tower Singapore. The meeting is attended by 15 Chapter members coming from the ASEAN countries, i.e. Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Southeast Chapter of the MCAA and EURAXESS ASEAN Join Forces in Promoting the MSCA to Vietnamese Researchers

Ho Chi Minh (15 June 2017) - More than 160 researchers from across Vietnam particpated in EURAXESS ASEAN’s workshop on “Advancing your Research Careeer: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in Vietnam” which was held at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City on 15 June.

Member in Actions: Workshop at Khon Kaen University Thailand 4 July 2017

Khon Kaen (4 July 2017) - 50 researchers joined a workshop at Khon Kaen University co-organized by EURAXESS ASEAN, Khon Kaen University, and the Thai Young Scientists Association/Global young Academy. The workshop provided detailed information on European funding and fellowship opportunities available to researchers at Khon Kaen university. This workshop was supported by the DAAD, the French Embassy, the Newton Fund, and Nuffic-Neso. Khon Kaen University is the oldest and largest university in the northeast of Thailand.

Member in Actions: Sharing session on research visibility and international research funding in Malaysia

Terengganu (20 Augustus 2017) - Sharing Session On Research Visibility and International Research Funding by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah (MCAA SEA Malaysia Representative) at Universiti Technology MARA At Dungun Campus, Terengganu, Malaysia.