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26/11/2018
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EURAXESS SCience Slam

science slam

Take a look at our past EURAXESS Science Slam

Visit galleries and descriptions of the various past events and social gatherings aimed at fostering the local researchers' community.

Go to http://scienceslamchina.com to see information about EURAXESS Science Slam China 2016.

MORE ABOUT OLDER SCIENCE SLAMS

 

 

 

Career and funding

 

Find collaborators for your research cooperation or hosts for your mobility projects within the EURAXESS community!

Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between China and Europe are available!

Through our job search portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!

 

SEARCH FOR JOB OFFERS Search for Funding

 

 

 

 

 

Read our most recent Quarterly Newsletter

 

Stay up to date with our EURAXESS China Newsletter. Read our country briefings, hot topics, in focus interviews on research and innovation. Receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones!

 

 

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Feel free to browse through the calendar to the left to to search through the archives of our old newsletter.

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Event Reports

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Browse Reports from our Events

Check the many reports that resulted from EURAXESS events in China. 

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EURAXESS China Funding Guide 2015

EURAXESS China - Funding Guide 2015

EURAXESS China published a funding guide in May 2015. It includes over 100 pages of funding opportunities relevant to researchers in the Sino-European research space, caregorized by countries. Even when outdated, the funding guide can serve as a useful overview ove the various funding opportunities available out there, majority of which have an annual call. Funding guide has been replaced by the EURAXESS funding database.

Funding Guide (2.14 MB)

erc publications

ERC Publications

Visit the publications' section of ERC's website to download various publications, such as information leaflets, their annual reports, and overviews over funded project.

 

research*eu magazine

research*eu magazine

research*eu magazine is the European Union research magazine, written by independent professional journalists, which aims to broaden the democratic debate between science and society. It presents and analyses projects, results and initiatives through which men and women are making a contribution towards scientific and technological excellence in Europe. Published in English, French, German and Spanish, with ten issues per year,research*eu magazine is edited by the Communication Unit of the European Commission's Research DG.

 

Euraxess Links Leaflet

EURAXESS Links Leaflet - 2014

A short introduction to the EURAXESS Links network (now called EURAXESS Worldwide).

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Browse useful information we collected for you.

Find out more about Horizon 2020, the biggest EU funding programme for research and innovation! Keep yourself informed about current research collaboration between Europe and China.

 

 

 

H2020

European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

READ MORE ABOUT HORIZON 2020

 

 

European Research Council

European Research Council: Excellence Opened to the World

The European Research Council (ERC) is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual calls. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

READ MORE ABOUT ERC

 

 

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science pillar provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.

READ MORE ABOUT MSCA

 

 

Erasmus+

Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

China is a partner country in Erasmus+. Chinese institutions can join partnerships and be part of Credit Mobility agreements, individual Japanese students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Chinese researchers can also individually apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.

 

 

 

 

EU in China

EU Delegation and EU’s Research and Innovation in China

Research and innovation form an essential cornerstone of the EU-China strategic partnership. In forty years, EU and China cooperation has matured from pure scientific collaboration to a meaningful research and innovation partnership. Engaging together in the fields of research, innovation and science offers many benefits and opportunities for both sides. Collaborations are underway to tackle global challenges like health, climate change, food security and clean energy supply among many others.

EU DELEGATION AND EU's RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN CHINA

 

 

European research in China

See below the presentation from EURAXESS China that takes you on a tour of all the member states of the European Union, their research system and S&T relations with China

 

Below find a list of useful websites regarding European countries’ collaboration with China– information about embassies and related S&T offices in China, national EURAXESS websites for mobile researchers as well as Sino-European joint research structures, and information about available funding opportunities gather in the 2015 EURAXESS China Funding Guide

Find in the drop-down list the country you want to know more about. 

 

Austria

Basic information about Sino-Austrian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

The first bilateral agreement between the Republic of Austria and the People’s Republic of China on scientific and technological co-operation (WTZ) was signed in 1985.

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Mobility funding (WTZ-Program): cooperation between BMWFW and MOST
  • Joint research on TCM (Eurasia-Pacific Uninet-Program): cooperation between TCM Research Cluster Austria/BMWFW and China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS)
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FWF and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FFG and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FFG and Shanghai University
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FFG and Guangdong Science & Technology Department (starting in 2017)
  • Funding of exploratory and cooperative R&D projects (Beyond Europe-Program): BMWFW

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Nanotechnology, advanced materials, ICT; sustainable development including urban planning, green urban mobility and transport; renewable energy, environmental technologies; health research including TCM (etc.)

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

Health

  • Sino-Austrian Collaborating Centre for Chinese Medical Sciences / TCM Research Center Graz / China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), Beijing (2007)
  • Austria-China Centre for Biomarker Discovery / University of Innsbruck / Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing (2010)
  • Sino-Austrian Diagnosis, Treatment and Research Center of Cardiovascular Diseases / Medical University of Vienna / Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing (2010)
  • Sino-Austrian Research Center for High-Tech Acupuncture and Clinical & Experimental Integrative Medicine / Medical University of Graz / Capital Medical University, Beijing (2014)

Energy & Environment

  • Austria-China Research Centre for Environment Protection / University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna / Northwest A&F University, Yangling/Shaanxi (2007)

Engineering, Production Systems & Services

  • Austria-China Research Centre on Tunnel and Underground Engineering -ACTUE- / Graz University of Technology / Tongji University, Shanghai (2007)
  • China-Austria Centre for Research and Innovation in Logistics, Supply China Management and Material Flow / Vienna University of Technology, University of Vienna, University of Linz, Vienna University of Economics and Business / Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing (2009)

Social Sciences & Humanities

  • Sino-Austrian Center for Media and Marketing / University of Salzburg/ Fudan University, Shanghai (2004)

Funding opportunities

www.austria-scitech-china.at/cooperation/

 

Sino-Austrian Joint Research Centers

Link to list of Sino-Austrian Joint Research Centers in the EURAXESS Directory

 

EURAXESS Austria

 

EURAXESS Austria

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Austria; advice and support on mobility

Web page:

http://www.euraxess.at

 

 

Austrian Funding Programmes

 

Science and Technology Section of the Austrian Embassy (OSTA Beijing)

Outline:

OSTA Beijing is in charge of the cooperation in science and technology with the competent authorities and institutions in China, Hong Kong S.A.R., and Mongolia. It serves as an information hub and strategic interface in the areas of science, research, technology and innovation.

Web page:

http://www.austria-scitech-china.at/

 

 

 

Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants

Outline:

Austria’s most comprehensive online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas offers an overview of about 1200 funding opportunities for incoming and outgoing researchers, graduates and students.

Web page:

www.grants.at/home/EN/

 

 

Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD-GmbH)

Outline:

The OeAD-GmbH advises, promotes and supports international cooperation in education, science and research. It supports strategic development and accompanies implementation measures. The OeAD-GmbH also provides advice for institutions and represents Austria as education and research location worldwide.

Web page:

www.oead.at

 

 

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Outline:

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.

Web page:

www.ffg.at/en

 

 

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Outline:

Austria's central funding organisation for basic research.

Web page:

www.fwf.ac.at/en

 

 

EURASIA-PACIFIC Uninet

Outline:

Network which aims at establishing contacts and scientific partnerships between Austrian higher education and research institutions and member institutions in East, Central and South Asia and the Pacific region. The network has over 140 members including 56 Chinese universities.

Web page:

www.eurasiapacific.net

 

 

Grants for conducting research outside of Austria

 

 

Marietta Blau Grant

Outline:

The Marietta Blau Grant offers financial support for carrying out the abroad part (6-12 months) of a doctoral programme at Austrian universities. The grant enables scientific research worldwide.

Research Fields:

Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology

Organisation:

OeAD on behalf of and financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)

Eligibility:

Highly qualified doctoral candidates enrolled at an Austrian university

What is funded:

A specific longer-term research stay abroad and experience in an international research environment; monthly grant EUR 1,200

Duration:

6-12 months

Deadline:

1 February, 1 September

Web page:

www.oead.at/go_international/international_cooperation_mobility_

programmes/scholarships_for_studying_abroad/marietta_blau_grant/EN/

 

 

Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

Fellowship for the promotion of scientific work at leading foreign research institutions outside of Austria that facilitates access to new scientific areas, methods, procedures and techniques so as to contribute – following return to Austria – to the further development of science in Austria.

Research Fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Eligibility:

Applicants must either have had their main residence in Austria for at least three of the previous past ten years at the time when the application is submitted, or must have been working continuously as a researcher in Austria for at least two consecutive years preceding the submission of the application; and they must return to Austrian science.

What is funded:

Promotion of scientific work at leading foreign research institutions. Fellowship abroad: depends on the destination on average EUR 35.000 per year (tax free); For the return phase: contract of employment with Senior-Postdoc salary + EUR 10.000 p.a.

Duration:

10-24 months without return phase;

16-36 months including a return phase of 6-12 months.

Deadline:

Continuously open

Web page:

www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/application/schroedinger-programme/

 

 

DOC Fellowship

Outline:

DOC enables young, excellent doctoral candidates from all disciplines to carry out their dissertation project within a definable period of time, if necessary, by staying at research institutions in Austria or abroad.

Research Fields:

All disciplines

Organisation:

Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW)

Eligibility:

Austrian citizenship or enrolment as doctoral candidate at an Austrian university

What is funded:

Salary of 35,000 euros annually before tax, max. 500 euros annually for travel expenses

Duration:

2-3 years

Deadline:

1 May

Web page:

http://stipendien.oeaw.ac.at/en/stipendium/doc-doctoral-fellowship-programme-austrian-academy-sciences

 

Grants for conducting research in Austria (up to one year)

 

Ernst Mach Grant

Outline:

Grant for studying up to 9 months in Austria in one the research fields mentioned below.

Research Fields:

Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology, Arts

Organisation:

OeAD-GmbH

Eligibility:

All (except Austrian)

Eligible for application are:

a) postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria;

b) postgraduates and post-docs wishing to pursue research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who completed their studies (at a university outside Austria)

c) post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.

Maximum age: 35 years

What is funded:

A monthly grant (between 940 and 1040€), health insurance, accommodation, exemption from tuition fees, travel allowance for recipients from non-European developing countries.

Duration:

1-9 months

Deadline:

1 March

Web page:

www.austria-scitech-china.at/scholarships/

http://stima.scholarships.at/out/default.aspx?TemplateGroupID=34&PageMode

=3&GrainEntryID=11251&HZGID=11954&LangID=2

 

 

Franz Werfel Grant

Outline:

Grant for young university teachers of German language and Austrian literature. It allows work for up to 9 months as visiting researchers at university departments and for carrying out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.

Research Fields:

Linguistics and Literature Sciences

Organisation:

OeAD-GmbH

Eligibility:

All (except Austrian)

Applications are only open to university teachers who are primarily occupied with Austrian literature. Those in receipt of a Werfel grant can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.

What is funded:

A monthly grant rate including health insurance and accommodation; a monthly book allowance; exemption from tuition fees, travel allowance for recipients from non-European developing countries. Possibility of follow-on support.

Duration:

4-9 months

Deadline:

1 March, 15 September

Web page:

www.austria-scitech-china.at/scholarships/

http://stima.scholarships.at/out/default.aspx?TemplateGroupID=34&PageMode

=3&GrainEntryID=263&HZGID=263&LangID=2

 

 

Konrad Lorenz Institute - Fellowship

Outline:

The KLI primarily supports theoretical research in the fields of evolutionary developmental biology and evolutionary cognitive science. Career stage: Undergraduate to post doctorate.

Research Fields:

Evolutionary developmental biology and evolutionary cognitive science.

Organisation:

Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Monthly stipend and travel expenses

Duration:

At undergraduate or graduate level : up to 6 months

At PhD level: 1 year

At postdoctoral level: 1 year

Deadline:

Continuously open

Web page:

http://www.kli.ac.at/fellowships/description

 

Basic information about Sino-Belgium S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

Belgium has a decentralized scientific cooperation with China. Most projects do not fall under any federal-level framework. Belgium holds three bilateral agreements at Federal and Community level with the Ministry of Science and Technology

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Scientific cooperation with the National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Bilateral Scientific Cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Air Quality Modelling Projects
  • Remote sensing projects
  • Land development and management projects
  • Cooperation with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) and higher education institutions

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

  • Polar research, food safety, climate change and biodiversity (Federal level), biotechnology
  • Microelectronics (Flanders and French-Speaking Community)
  • Eco-innovation (with a strategic focus on sustainable material management, cyclical economy, clean tech) and care innovation (with a strategic focus on ageing, health, emancipation) (Flanders)

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • IMEC/Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park/Huali on Nanoelectronics
  • Scientific park level cooperation between Dong Hu Scientific Park (Wuhan) and SPOW
  •  

Funding opportunities

  • Brief Outgoing Fellowship – short-term stays
  • Mobility for Researchers with FNRS Funding (Outgoing)
  • Scientific Missions (Incoming and Outgoing)
  • Scientific stays grants (Incoming and Outgoing)
  • FWO PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships – basic research in all disciplines
  • FWO – NSFC Scientific Cooperation Projects – basic research
  • Odysseus Programme
  • PEGASUS Programme (Co-funded by the EU) - biological sciences, SSH, medical sciences, exact and applied sciences
  • FWO Outgoing Grants – travel grants
  • Return Grants for Researchers Working Abroad "Back to Belgium" – Co-funded by the EU
  • Postdoc Fellowships for non-EU researchers
  • Gustave Boël – Sofina Fellowships to China and India
  • BEWARE Fellowships – Industry (Co-funded by the EU)
  • BEWARE Fellowships – Academia (Co-funded by the EU)
  • Bilateral research projects with China (FWO-MOST)
  • Scholarships of Academic Excellence
  • CSC – FNRS Scholarships

 

 

EURAXESS Belgium

EURAXESS Belgium

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Belgium, advice and support on mobility to and from the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.be

 

Belgium Funding Programmes

Brief Outgoing Fellowship

Outline:

For high level researchers who would like to go abroad to acquire new knowledge in the laboratory of an overseas colleague.

Organisation:

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Duration:

Up to two months

Deadline:

2 months prior to the visit (Europe); 3 months outside of Europe

Web page:

http://frs-fnrs.be/index.php/international/carrieres/mobilite-in-out (in French)

 

Mobility for Researchers with FNRS Funding (Outgoing)

Outline:

Fund devoted to researchers financed by the FRS-FNRS.

Organisation:

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Web page:

http://frs-fnrs.be/index.php/international/carrieres/mobilite-in-out (in French)

 

 

Scientific Missions (Incoming and Outgoing)

Outline:

Outgoing Scientific Missions are for researchers who work at a university in Belgium. A university professor of the French Community of Belgium may be released from teaching obligations for 12 months to devote themselves to research, some of which is to be performed overseas. Foreign professors may also be invited to the institution in Belgium for an incoming Scientific Mission.

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

Duration:

12 months

Deadline:

February (Applications must be submitted before 1 March of the academic year preceding the possible layoff, via the Belgian academic authority concerned)

Web page:

http://frs-fnrs.be/index.php/international/carrieres/mobilite-in-outl (in French)

 

Scientific stays grants (Incoming and Outgoing)

Outline:

For researchers of the French Community of Belgium who work in a programme funded by FNRS or associated fund, FNRS finances their short-term stay in a foreign country to perform research. Foreign professors may also be invited to a research institution funded by FNRS.

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Coverage of the costs linked to the stay abroad (or in Belgium for incoming

foreign professors) up to €1,300 per month + transportation costs (not for

incoming foreign professors)

Duration:

1 – 3 months

Deadline:

Continuous, 2 months prior to the intended stay

Web page:

http://frs-fnrs.be/index.php/international/carrieres/mobilite-in-out(in French)

 

FWO PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships

Outline:

The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) is the funding agency of Flanders for research performed at the universities in Flanders. The candidates must submit a proof that the university trustees grant him or her permission to prepare a PhD thesis (for PhD fellowships) or that he or she has a PhD or equivalent degree.

Research fields:

Basic research in all scientific domains

Organisation:

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Eligibility:

For a PhD fellowship: EU nationalities, non-EU candidates must have obtained a basic master’s degree within the European Economic Area.

For a postdoctoral fellowship: No nationality requirements.

What is funded:

An annual fixed bench fee will be given to the PhD fellows and Post-doctoral fellows of the FWO to cover the bench costs of their research.

PhD fellowships: The size of the scholarship is based on a research assistant’s salary.

Postdoctoral fellowships: The size of the scholarship is based on a PhD assistant’s salary.

Duration:

PhD fellowships: 2 years, renewable once

Postdoctoral fellowships: 3 years, renewable once

Deadline:

1 February

Web page:

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/

 

 

 

FWO – NSFC Scientific Cooperation Projects

Outline:

This cooperation is focused mainly on the exchange of young postdoctoral researchers and the organisation of joint seminars and conferences. Other collaborative activities can be agreed upon by the researchers concerned. The research must be fundamental in nature, and fall within the remit of already subsidised projects.

Research fields:

Basic research in all research domains

Organisation:

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Eligibility:

PhD holders affiliated to a Flemish university

What is funded:

Each party bears the travel expenses of its own researchers and the living expenses of the other party's researchers abroad: maximum 6 weeks. FWO pays foreign researchers a daily living allowance of €50 (or max. €1,300 per month) + reimbursement of accommodation expenses.

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

No later than 4 months before the start of the exchange

Web page:

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/international-collaboration/scientific-cooperation/cooperation-with-china/

 

 

 

Odysseus Programme

Outline:

For top scientists occupying a position at a university abroad (Group I); or researchers with the potential for international prominence – they have occupied a postdoctoral position abroad for at least three years and convinced prominent scientists in their field of their talents and abilities to become an internationally leading scientist (Group II).

Research fields:

Basic research in all scientific disciplines

Organisation:

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Eligibility:

All nationalities. Flemish universities select the candidates.

What is funded:

Grant includes salary cost for supporting stuff, equipment, bench fees.

Group I - from €400,000 to €1.500,000 per year (€2.000,000 to €7.500,000 for a five year period).

Group II, €100,000 to €200,000 per year (€500,000 to €1.000,000 for a five year period).

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

May

Web page:

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/research-projects/odysseusprogramme/

 

 

[PEGASUS]² Marie Curie Programme (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

The Pegasus2 is to be launched in autumn 2015. The incoming fellowship wants to attract excellent postdoctoral researchers to Flanders in order to contribute to the advancement of Flemish science and provide the selected fellows with optimal conditions to further develop their research career in Flanders or abroad.

The outgoing fellows provide international mobility opportunities for postdoctoral fellows affiliated to a Flemish university

Research fields:

Biological sciences, Humanities, Social sciences, Medical sciences, Exact

and applied sciences

Organisation:

National Fund for Scientific Research (FWO)

Eligibility:

All nationalities. Incoming: the candidate must have been active abroad for at least two of the three years prior to the start of the fellowship.

What is funded:

Salary scale: €29,069.73 - €45,317.25

Incoming into Flanders: postdoctoral fellowships of 3 years at a Flemish university. These fellowships are renewable once in open competition with the car FWO postdoctoral fellows.

Outgoing out of Flanders: Postdoctoral fellowships of 3 years at university abroad in the first two years and one return year.

Duration:

3 years, renewable once

Deadline:

Deadline probably 1 February and 1 May 2016.

Web page:

www.fwo.be/Pegasus-Marie-Curie-fellowships-postdoc.aspx (old programme)

 

 

FWO Outgoing Grants

Outline:

Different grants offered by the FWO for scientists based in Flanders, Belgium.

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

National Fund for Scientific Research (FWO)

Eligibility:

Researchers based in Flanders universities.

What is funded:

Travel grants for short or long stays abroad, travel grant to participate at international conference, travel grant to participate at international workshop or course.

Web page:

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/international-mobility/

 

Return Grants for Researchers Working Abroad "Back to Belgium" – Co-funded by the EU

 

Outline:

Aimed at promoting the reintegration in Belgium of highly qualified researchers, with at least 2 years of post-doc in a foreign country. Researchers must propose a research project to be performed in a Belgian research unit.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO)

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates must be Belgian nationals or have spent at least 3 years

in Belgium for R&D or higher education purposes before their post-doctoral stay abroad.

What is funded:

Salary based on a research assistant salary proportionate to the experience

of the candidate; allowance of €1,500 for covering the return transportation cost; €15,000 grant to cover research-related expenses (no overhead) within the host institution

Duration:

24 months, full-time

Deadline:

 

Web page:

www.belspo.be/belspo/organisation/call_grants_retour_en.stm

 

 

Postdoc Fellowships for non-EU researchers

Outline:

Aimed at developing partnership between a host (Belgian) institution and a lab in the home country of the researcher, the fellowship grants the researcher an opportunity to work in a Belgian research team. The host lab must be part of an on-going research programme funded by BELSPO.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO)

Eligibility:

The target countries are those countries with which Belgian Research Institutions wish to strengthen cooperation and for which not sufficient alternatives are available. Following are not considered: EU Member States and countries associated to H2020, nor the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The researcher must not be of the same nationality as the lab he or she is affiliated to, but must be of the nationality of a target country.

What is funded:

The researcher receives a net stipend of €2,380 per month. In addition, he/she is covered for Social Security. A travel allowance of €1,500 is foreseen.

Duration:

6 – 18 months

Deadline:

30 April

Web page:

www.belspo.be/belspo/organisation/call_postdoc_en.stm

 

Gustave Boël – Sofina Fellowships to China and India

Outline:

Talented young researchers can apply for a Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowship to go to China or India for a research or training stay of either 6 months or 12 months.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

FNRS, FWO, FRS, Fondation Roi Baudouin

Eligibility:

Pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, who are affiliated to a Belgian university. Pre-doctoral students should have obtained a European Master’s degree. Researchers attached to a university of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels, or the Royal Military Academy.

 

What is funded:

Travel costs of 1000 euro and include a fixed allowance of €1,650 per month.

Duration:

6 – 12 months

Deadline:

December

Web page:

www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/scientific-prizes/scientific-prize-gustave-boel-sofina-fellowships/

 

BEWARE Fellowships – Industry (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

Fellowship for incoming researchers to Wallonia. The purpose of the BEWARE FELLOWSHIPS (Belgium Wallonia Research) is to enable a SMEs or accredited research centre to benefit from the expertise of foreign highly qualified researchers (or Belgian expatriates) to encourage the innovation process within the Walloon host).

Research fields:

Five priority research themes in Wallonia: Sustainable Development, Energy; Research in technological fields, Health and Prolongation and quality of life.

Organisation:

Wallonia-Brussels

Eligibility:

All nationalities, including Belgian, the condition is to have spent less than 12 months over the last three years in Belgium. The researcher must hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience (minimum 4 years).

What is funded:

The entire researcher’s salary; flat sum of €9,000 per semester to cover operating costs, mobility flat sum of €2,700 per semester.

Duration:

18 to 36 months

Deadline:

Call has opened in February in the past

Web page:

http://recherche-technologie.wallonie.be/fr/menu/acteurs-institutionnels/service-public-de-wallonie-services-en-charge-de-la-recherche-et-des-technologies/departement-des-programmes-de-recherche/direction-des-programmes-federaux-et-internationaux/cofund-beware-fellowship/cofund-beware-fellowships.html

 

 

BEWARE Fellowships – Academia (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

Available for researchers to perform a research stay in a French-speaking University, in partnership with a Walloon company. Over the period covered by the mandate (18-36 months), six months must be spent in the company.

Research fields:

Five priority research themes in Wallonia: Sustainable Development, Energy; Research in technological fields, Health and Prolongation and quality of life.

Organisation:

Wallonia-Brussels

Eligibility:

All nationalities, including Belgian. The applicant must have spent less than 12 months over the last three years in Belgium.

What is funded:

Researcher's salary, a lump sum of €9,000 per semester for operating expenses; a lump mobility allowance of €450 per month

Duration:

18 to 36 months

Deadline:

A call has been opened in February in the past.

Web page:

http://recherche-technologie.wallonie.be/fr/menu/acteurs-institutionnels/service-public-de-wallonie-services-en-charge-de-la-recherche-et-des-technologies/departement-des-programmes-de-recherche/direction-des-programmes-federaux-et-internationaux/cofund-beware-fellowship/cofund-beware-fellowships.html

 

Bilateral research projects with China (FWO-MOST)

Outline:

In 2009 the FWO has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on the funding of new research projects in strategic areas, which may vary per call. These projects go further than the traditional exchange projects, because consumables, small equipment and personnel can also be financed. The research is performed by a Flemish research team and a Chinese research team, which are complementary in expertise. The costs of Flemish research are covered by FWO, the costs of the Chinese research by MOST. A joint research proposal must be submitted to both FWO and MOST.

Research fields:

The cooperation programme for 2012 is limited to the following areas:

Biotechnology-Microelectronics-Agronomy; topics vary per call.

Organisation:

Research foundation Flanders (FWO) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Eligibility:

For eligibility criteria check: http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/research-projects/research-project/regulations-for-research-projects/

What is funded:

Personnel and consumables: €45,000 to €130,000

Additional equipment / matching funding: maximum €150,000

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

 

Web page:

http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/international-collaboration/bilateral-research-cooperations/bilateral-research-cooperation-china/

 

 

Scholarships of Academic Excellence

Outline:

Wallonia-Brussels (WBI) administers the screening and selection process leading to the awarding of the scholarship of Academic Excellence for international students.Offered Scholarship Programmes :

• Ph.D. or postdoctoral studies (minimum one academic year)

• Research scholarship (one to three months)

Research fields:

All. Priority areas: Transport and logistics, mechanical engineering, life sciences, agribusiness, aeronautics and space, environmental technologies.

Organisation:

Government of Wallonia-Brussels (WBI)

Eligibility:

International students of all nationalities holding a master’s degree delivered by an accredited institution of higher education.

What is funded:

• Monthly stipend 1.200 € for Ph.D. and 1.300 € for researchers

• One round-trip airfare ticket

• Medical insurance for non-European citizens

• Repatriation insurance

• Tuition (up to 835 €) / administration fee (up to 500 €)

Duration:

• Ph.D. or postdoctoral studies (minimum one academic year)

• Research scholarship (one to three months)

Deadline:

February

Web page:

http://www.wbi.be/fr/inwbi

 

 

 

CSC – FNRS Scholarships

Outline:

Scholarships within the framework of the bilateral agreement concerning cooperation in the fields of education and scientific cooperation between the China Scholarship Council on the one hand and the General Commissariat for International Relations of the French-speaking Community of Belgium and the Scientific Research Fund-FNRS on the other.

Research fields:

Priority topics: Chinese studies, French language and French-speaking cultures, Law, European studies, Economics and management,  Telecommunications and information technology, Technologies in the field of agriculture , Life sciences and health, New materials, nanotechnology, Energy and the environment, Aeronautics and aerospace, Logistics and transport.

According to a bilateral agreement between WBI (Wallonia-Brussels International) and MOST from June 2010, WBI and MOST confirmed their desire to work together and to focus on the following fields: Biotechnologies and Life sciences, Agriculture, Microelectronics.

Organisation:

Government of Wallonia-Brussels (WBI) and China Scholarship Council

Eligibility:

International students of all nationalities holding a master’s degree delivered by an accredited institution of higher education.

What is funded:

Funds to encourage exchanges of university graduates and teaching researchers, primarily in the framework of joint research projects between the People’s Republic of China and Wallonia-Brussels.

Web page:

Contact the embassy at beijing@walbru.be

 

Basic information about Sino-Bulgaria S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

See more at the website of Bulgaria in China http://www.bulgaria-embassy.org/en/homepage/

Funding opportunities

National Science Fund Bulgaria

 

EURAXESS Bulgaria

EURAXESS Bulgaria

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Bulgaria, advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.bg

 

Basic information about Sino- Croatia S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

See more at the website of the embassy of Croatia in China http://cn.mvep.hr/

Funding opportunities

National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development

 

EURAXESS Croatia

EURAXESS Croatia

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Croatia, advice and support on mobility.

Web page:

www.euraxess.hr

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Cyprus S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

See more at the website of the embassy of Cyprus in China  http://www.cyprusembassy.net/home/

 

 

EURAXESS Cyprus

EURAXESS Cyprus and Horizon 2020 National Contact Point

Outline:

The Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus (RPF) is the Cypriot EURAXESS Bridgehead Organisation and Service Centre. EURAXESS Cyprus provides free and personalised information and assistance to mobile researchers and their families and support in all matters related to mobility, concerning professional and practical everyday issues, such as: Research Funding and Research Jobs Vacancies in Cyprus, Entry Conditions (Visas) and Work Permits, Social Security, Medical Care, Taxation and Pension Rights, Accommodation, Banking, and other practicalities, Family Support, Day-care, Schooling, and Social and Cultural aspects.

Following a “one-stop-shop” best practice approach, RPF is also the Host of all National Contact Points (NCP) for the European Commission’s Framework Programmes, such as HORIZON 2020. Therefore, the interested researcher may find a useful single entry” point to Cyprus for research funding opportunities and assistance.

Web page:

www.euraxess.org.cy

www.research.org.cy

horizon2020cyprus.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/horizon2020cyprus

 

 

Basic information about Sino-Czech Republic S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Czech-Chinese bilateral R&D cooperation is developed within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the People´s Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, signed in 1995
  • The implementation bodies of the Agreement are the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on the Czech side and the Ministry of Science and Technology on the Chinese side.
  • The Czech-Chinese Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation meets every 2 years. Its forthcoming meeting will be held in Beijing in first half of 2014.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Science and Technology announce the call for Czech-Chinese joint research project proposals every 2 years. Joint projects developed in the fields of fundamental and applied research with the implementation period of 2 years (with a possibility of one-year extension) are being supported.
  • The eligible applicants in the Czech Republic are public universities, public research institutes, other entities that can be classified as research organizations, and small and medium sized enterprises.
  • Technology Agency of Czech Republic- Project Delta: https://www.tacr.cz/index.php/en/programmes/delta-programme.html. The objective of the DELTA programme is to increase the number of specific results of applied research and experimental development in areas where there is a consensus with foreign partners who will successfully implement the results in practice, whereby strengthening the competitiveness of the Czech Republic by promoting bilateral or multilateral collaboration of leading Czech and foreign participants. Officer for international cooperation is Matonin Petr: matolin@tacr.cz

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Natural and technical sciences, environment, health, food, biotechnologies, agriculture, and materials

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • Bio-medicine laboratory in Beijing accomplished by Czech company SOTIO a.s. (part of PPF Group)
  • Czech – Chinese cooperation project in the field of nanofiber applications through GD Nanodec research and development centre in Future Technology City

 

Funding opportunities

  • Czech Government Scholarships for Study and Research Stays – scholarships for students or PhD
  • Czech Government Scholarships for Research Stays in the Czech Republic (Chinese window)
  • The J. E. Purkyně Fellowship – grants for outstanding foreign scientists
  • Josef Dobrovský Fellowship – grants for Czech studies

 

 

EURAXESS Czech Republic

EURAXESS Czech Republic

Research positions and fellowships in the Czech Republic, advice and support on mobility.

www.euraxess.cz

 

Czech Republic Funding Programmes

Czech Government Scholarships for Study and Research Stays

Outline:

Scholarships to foreign nationals, pursuant to bilateral intergovernmental or departmental agreements concluded with a number of countries (see online, China included). Scholarships are awarded to applicants – students or PhD candidates – who wish to pursue a study or research stay. They must be nominated by the competent authorities of eligible countries. For some countries, only academic staff members are eligible for exchange.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic

Eligibility:

Nationalities, EU and non-EU, are defined by bilateral agreements.

What is funded:

Allowance CZK 9,500 per month, plus tuition fees and student dormitory accommodation.

Duration:

Usually 2 – 10 months

Deadline:

31 March

Web page:

 

http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/scholarships-for-the-academic-year-2015-2016

 

 

Czech Government Scholarships for Research Stays in the Czech Republic (Chinese window)

Outline:

Scholarships for students at Chinese public higher education institutions or research institutions who wish to carry out a study or research stay at a Czech public higher education institution. The total extent of these scholarships cannot exceed 200 months annually. Candidates for this scholarship have to be nominated by the Ministry of Education of the People´s Republic of China.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic/Ministry of Education of the People´s Republic of China

Eligibility:

PRC nationals

What is funded:

Tuition fees, accommodation, living costs.

Duration:

5-10 months

Deadline:

December

Web page:

http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/scholarships-for-the-academic-year-2015-2016

 

 

The J. E. Purkyně Fellowship

Outline:

The aim of the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship for outstanding promising researchers is to get outstanding creative scientists from abroad to work at the Czech Academy Sciences, and to ensure their work is reasonably financially rewarded. The name recalls the world-renowned Czech anatomist and physiologist who worked abroad because of the lack of adequate research facilities at home.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Eligibility:

Czech researchers who have spent more than three years at a top institution abroad, or researchers from abroad, The support is designed for young researchers, usually up to 40 years of age.

What is funded:

Fellowship of CZK 1,050,000 per year

Duration:

Max. 5 years

Deadline:

Applications for the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship are submitted by the directors of the Institutes of the CAS after consultation with and on the basis of a recommendation by the Board of the Institute. Applications should be submitted until 31 August.

Web page:

http://www.cas.cz/veda_a_vyzkum/oceneni/podpora-excelence/fellowship_purkyne/

 

 

 

 

 

Josef Dobrovský Fellowship

Outline:

The objective of the fellowship is to support “Czech studies” in both national and territorial delimitation by means of the financing of short-term study stays of foreign researchers at the Institutes of the CAS. The fellowship is intended for young researchers (usually aged up to 35) who need to study the Czech historical, cultural, language, geographic or natural characteristics in the Czech Republic. The fellowship is named after Josef Dobrovský in order to pay homage to the internationally acknowledged Czech philologist, historian and the founder of Slavic studies.

Research fields:

Czech studies

Organisation:

Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Eligibility:

Support is designed for young researchers (usually up to 35 years),

What is funded:

Research stay at the Czech Academy of Sciences and related costs

Duration:

15 to 45 days

Deadline:

The applications for the Josef Dobrovský Fellowship are filed by the directors of CAS Institutes following its discussion in the Institute’s council and with its recommendation. The deadlines for submitting the applications are 28 February and 31 August of each year.

Web page:

http://www.cas.cz/veda_a_vyzkum/oceneni/podpora-excelence/fellowship-josefa-dobrovskeho/

 

Other agreements between Czech and Chinese institutions enabling research exchange

Outline:

The Czech Academy of Sciences has agreements with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and National Sciences of China (NSFC) for bilateral exchange of researchers. Charles University in Prague has bilateral agreements with Peking University and Renmin University regarding the mutual exchange of students and academics. Contact the relevant institution for more information.

Web page:

http://int.avcr.cz/dohody/#__na (Agreements between Czech and Chinese Academies)

http://cuni.cz/UK-1608.html?val=113&key=dohoda (Charles University agreements)

 

Basic information about Sino-Denmark S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

MoU between China and Denmark (the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education)

  • Bilateral cooperation in Science and Technology

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai (2007)
  • The Danish-Chinese University Centre (2010)
  • Joint calls between the Danish Innovation Fund and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology in sustainable and renewable energy (2009)

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

In the MoU mentioned above the following priority fields has been agreed upon:

  • Biotechnology and Biomedicine, incl. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC)
  • Agriculture and Food Technology
  • Clean and Renewable Energy (especially Wind Power, Bio Energy and Fuel Cells)
  • Nano Science and Technology
  • Health and TMC Application
  • Information and Communication Technology

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  1. Danish and Chinese Research Centers - http://dg.dk/en/other-funding-mechanisms/danish-chinese-research-centers/danish-chinese-research-centers/

 

Active centres:

  • Danish-Chinese Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation
  • Danish Chinese Center for IDEA4CPS: Foundation for Cyper-Physical Systems

 

  1. The Danish-Chinese University Centre

Research collaboration in:

 

  1. Nordic centre at Fudan University:
  • Collaboration between universities from the Nordic Countries and Fudan Univesity
  • All areas of research are supported, though there are more activities within the humanities and social sciences.

 

 

Funding opportunities

International Network Programme - http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/eu-and-international-funding-programmes/international-cooperation/international-network-programme-1?set_language=en&cl=en

 

Innovation Fund Denmark - http://innovationsfonden.dk/en/application/sino-danish-research-cooperation-energy

 

Innovation Fund Denmark -  Industrial PHD and Postdoc - http://innovationsfonden.dk/en/application/erhvervsphd, http://innovationsfonden.dk/en/application/industrial-postdoc

 

The Danish Council for Independent Research:

The Sapere Aude Programme: DFF Research Talent, DFF Starting Grant, DFF Advanced Grants - http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/councils-and-commissions/the-danish-council-for-independent-research/calls

 

Niels Bohr Professor Programme - http://dg.dk/en/other-funding-mechanisms/the-professorship-programs/

 

Sino-Denmark Joint Research Centers (link)

Denmark-China Joint Research Structures

 

EURAXESS Denmark

EURAXESS Denmark

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Denmark, advice and support on mobility.

Web page:

http://www.euraxess.dk

 

Denmark Funding Programmes

International Network Programme

Outline:

Support to networking and matchmaking initiatives seeking to identify potential for bilateral research collaboration.

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

Nationalities:

Scientists from Denmark and from one or more of the following countries: China, India, Israel, Japan, USA, Brazil and Korea.

What is funded:

Operating expenses for workshops and conferences, international travel and research stay for a shorter period up to 90 days in the selected countries, DKK 200.000 excluding overhead expenses

Duration:

Up to a year

Deadline:

August

Web page:

http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/eu-and-international-funding-programmes/international-cooperation/international-network-programme-1

 

Innovation Fund Denmark

Outline:

Innovation Fund Denmark invests in the development of new knowledge and technology creating growth and employment in Denmark. The Fund focuses on societal challenges, strengthens research and increases innovation commitment within private companies.

 

Research Fields:

Bioresources, Food and Lifestyle;Energy, Climate and Environment;Infrastructure, Transport and Construction;Trade, Service and Society; Production, Materials, Digitalisation and ICT; Biotech, Medico and Health

Organisation:

Innovation Fund Denmark

Nationalities:

Danish research institutions and companies in cooperation with international researchers and companies

What is funded:

The Fund offers grants for activities within strategic research, technology and innovation from DKK 250,000 to DKK 50,000,000

Duration:

From 2 to 5 years

Deadline:

Several

Web page:

www.innovationsfonden.dk (in Danish)

 

The Industrial PhD & Postdoc

Outline:

An Industrial PhD project is an industrially focused PhD project where the candidate is hired by a company or a public sector organisation and enrolled at a university at the same time. The PhD candidate works full time on the project and divides his or her time equally between the company, the public sector organisation and the university.

An Industrial Postdoc divides his/her time between company and research institution in order to solve specific research and development tasks.

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

Innovation Fund Denmark

Nationalities:

All nationalities, but the Industrial PhD candidate have to be employed in a Danish division of the company. The postdoc is employed by the Danish University.

What is funded:

Subsidy for wage, supervising etc.

Duration:

Industrial PhD: 3 years

Industrial postdoc: 1 -3 years

Deadline

In the past:

Industrial PhD: January, May & September

Industrial Postdoc: May & September

Web page:

www.innovationsfonden.dk

 

 

The Danish Council for Independent Research

Outline:

The Danish Council for Independent Research funds research activities within all scientific areas, that are based on the researchers' own initiatives and that improve the quality and internationalisation of Danish research

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

The Danish Council for Independent Research

Nationalities:

Application is not restricted by citizenship, but it is required that the research will benefit Danish research.

What is funded:

Individual Postdoctoral Grants

Research projects from DKK 1,800,000 to DKK 8,300,000 excl. overhead

Duration:

Individual Postdoctoral Grants: Up to 3 years

Research projects: Up to 5 years

Deadline:

Individual Postdoctoral Grants: Spring and autumn

Research projects: Autumn

Web page:

http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/find-danish-funding-programmes/dff-the-danish-council-for-independent-research

 

 

The Sapere Aude Programme

Outline:

Sapere Aude is a talent development programme for the elite launched by The Danish Council for Independent Research. The goal is to develop the abilities of the best research talents, nationally and internationally.

The programme includes three steps:

 

Sapere Aude: DFF- Research Talent is aimed at young excellent researchers at the postdoc level. It is not possible to apply for Sapere Aude: DFF- Research Talent. Grants are awarded by The Danish Council for Independent Research to the most talented candidates among the recipients of a Individual Postdoctoral grant.

Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant is aimed at younger, very talented researchers who will be given the opportunity to lead a project

Sapere Aude: DFF-Advanced Grants is aimed at excellent researchers and enabling them to pursue inventive and ambitious goals

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

The Danish Council for Independent Research

Nationalities:

The programme is for both Danish researchers and researchers from abroad, but it is required that the research will benefit Danish research.

What is funded:

Sapere Aude: DFF–Starting Grants:  DKK 4,900,000, excl. overhead

Sapere Aude: DFF-Advanced Grants: DKK 8,300,000, excl. overhead.

Duration:

Sapere Aude: DFF–Starting Grants:  Up to 4 years

Sapere Aude: DFF-Advanced Grants: Up to 5 years

Deadline

Autumn

Web page:

http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/find-danish-funding-programmes/dff-sapere-aude

 

 

Centres of Excellence

Outline:

The Center of Excellence (CoE) programme is the primary funding mechanism and the flagship of the Danish National Research Foundation. A center grant is large and flexible, and a center may have a lifetime of up to 10 years. Only top researchers with the most ambitious ideas will be awarded a CoE through fierce competition involving a two-stage application process.

 

The objective of the CoE programme is to strengthen Danish research by providing the best possible working conditions and organisational set-up for selected top researchers.

 

Several of the centres are headed by a foreign researcher and 60% of the postdocs and almost 40% of the PhD students at the centres are recruited from abroad.

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

Danish National Research Foundation

Nationalities:

The CoEs are supposed to strengthen Danish research.

 

Centers are strongly encouraged to pursue collaboration with leading international researchers and to include and attract exceptional and talented employees and visitors from abroad.

What is funded:

Centres of Excellence

Duration:

From 6-10 years

Deadline:

Next call is expected to be announced in November.

Web page:

http://dg.dk/en/centers-of-excellence-2/

 

 

Niels Bohr Professor Programme

Outline:

The Niels Bohr Professorship Programme seeks to attract strong, international, senior-level researchers that are able to significantly advance the internationalization of a specific area of research in Denmark with lasting, long-term effects. The time spent in Denmark is expected to correspond to 50-100 % of a full-time equivalent. The Niels Bohr professor may start up a new research group or enter into an existing one. It is possible to bring along junior researchers to Denmark.

Research Fields:

All

Organisation:

Danish National Research Foundation

Nationalities:

All. The program targets excellent international researchers, but is also an opportunity to “call” some of the outstanding Danish researchers who have chosen an academic career abroad home to Denmark.

What is funded:

Salaries for the Niels Bohr professor and associated junior researchers.

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

A new call in April/May with an expected deadline for proposals in August.

Web page:

http://dg.dk/en/internationalization/the-professorship-programs/

 

Basic information about Sino-Estonia S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

The Government of Estonia has signed an agreement with the Government of the People's Republic of China on cultural, educational and scientific cooperation in 1993. There are no regular steering committee meetings.

Main initiatives and programmes

Currently there are two ongoing projects under Horisont 2020 framework

  • Interactive Soil Quality Assessment in Europe and China for Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Resilience – Maaülikool ja (TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY)
  • Validating C. elegans healthspan model for better understanding factors causing health and disease, to develop evidence based prevention, diagnostic, therapeutic and other strategies. – Tartu Ülikool ja Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning CAAS, NORTHWEST A&F UNIVERSITY, SOIL AND FERTILIZER INSTITUTE, SICHUAN ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (SAAS)

 

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

Grants for researchers: http://researchinestonia.eu/funding/

Dora Pluss Programme: http://archimedes.ee/stipendiumid/en/programm-dorapluss/

National Scholarship Programme: http://www.studyinestonia.ee/scholarships-researchers

Estophilus (grants for Estonia-related research topics and studies): http://ekkm.estinst.ee/sisu/estophilus/

 

EURAXESS Estonia

EURAXESS Estonia

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Estonia, advice and support on mobility.

Web page:

www.euraxess.ee

www.etag.ee

 

Estonia Funding Programmes

Estophilus' Scholarship

Outline:

The scholarship is for holders of a doctoral degree or Master’s or Doctoral students who are citizens of a foreign state and are studying at a university abroad, to write a research paper on an Estonia-related topic or to gather material for it.

Research fields:

Estonia-related topic

Organisation:

Estonian Institute, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

Eligibility:

Any nationality except for Estonian

What is funded:

Subsistence expenses, tuition fees and costs directly connected with the research (€2,500 for five months)

Duration:

5 – 10 months

Deadline:

The deadlines are 1 March and 1 October .

Web page:

http://ekkm.estinst.ee/sisu/estophilus/

 

 

 

Post-doctoral Research Funding

Outline:

Postdoctoral researchers can apply for a grant to carry out research in Estonia.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Estonian Research Council

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

The grant contains remuneration for the postdoctoral researcher, research expenses, and a one-time relocation allowance

Duration:

1 to 2 years

Deadline:

Once a year

Web page:

www.etag.ee

 

 

Kristjan Jaak Scholarships

Outline:

The Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme supports incoming and outgoing mobility, both short and long-term, for master’s and doctoral students as well as for teaching staff.

Research fields:

All but Estonian language proficiency is required to apply.

Organisation:

Centre for Higher Education Development Mobility, ARCHIMEDES

Eligibility:

Students, young researchers,

What is funded:

Applications are accepted in four categories.

  • DOCTORAL STUDY ABROAD is open to all who are starting or continuing studies at the doctoral level at a foreign university and who are prepared to commence employment in Estonia after graduation. There is one application deadline a year – 1 March.
  • The FORMAL STUDIES grant supports study abroad for one academic year. The grant may be applied for by doctoral students and first-year master’s students. There is one application deadline a year – 1 May.
  • The PART-TIME STUDIES grant provides assistance for study abroad lasting 1-5 months. The grant may be applied for by doctoral students, master’s students and medical residents. Applications are accepted twice a year, on 1 May and 1 October.
  • The grant for FOREIGN VISITS provides support for visits abroad lasting 3-21 days. The grant may be applied for by doctoral, master’s students, medical residents and young teaching staff and researchers (35 and under). Applications are accepted four times a year, on 1 March, 1 June, 15 September and 1 December.

 

Duration:

Depends on the time of grant

Deadline:

Deadlines vary according to the programme

Web page:

http://archimedes.ee/stipendiumid/en/kristjan-jaak/

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Finland S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

The first bilateral agreement between Finland and the People’s Republic of China on scientific and technological co-operation was signed in 1986.

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Joint Call with MOST – Tekes – MOST joint funding for R&D&I projects
  • Joint Calls with Tekes and Zhejiang S&T Commission for R&D&I projects
  • Joint Calls with Tekes and Jiangsu S&T Commission for R&D&I projects
  • Beautiful Beijing program with Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) in Air, Water and Soil Quality
  • Cooperation between Academy of Finland and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Cooperation between Academy of Finland and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Cooperation between Tekes and Tsinghua University
  • Cooperation between Tekes and Fudan University
  • Cooperation between Tekes and Shanghai University
  • Sino-Finnish Learning Garden (MoE – MoEC)

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Joint calls: Cleantech, ICT, Urbanization and Design

Beautiful Beijing program: Air, Water and Soil quality & treatment

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, Shanghai
  • Sino-Finnish Nano Center, Suzhou
  • Finnish Environmental Research Center, Nanjing University
  • Joint Learning Innovation Institute, Beijing/Helsinki

Funding opportunities

www.tekes.fi/en

www.aka.fi

 

 

EURAXESS Finland

EURAXESS Finland

Research positions and fellowships in Finland, advice and support on mobility to the country.

www.euraxess.fi

 

Finland Funding Programmes

Finland Distinguished Professor Programme – FiDiPro

Outline:

The programme enables distinguished researchers, both international and expatriates to work and team up with the “best of the best” in Finnish academic research. Talented international researchers past their postdoctoral stage and expatriate Finnish scientists are eligible.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Academy of Finland and Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Salary and travel expenses, research costs and related expenses of accompanying family members. FiDiPro professors may bring along key members of their own research team whose expenses may also be partially covered.

Duration:

2–5 years

Deadline:

February, September

Web page:

www.fidipro.fi

 

 

Academy of Finland - Joint Finnish-Chinese Seminars

Outline:

Support for thematically well-defined seminars aimed at facilitating the initiation of bilateral Finnish-Chinese research collaborations and the preparation of applications for joint projects.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Academy of Finland

Eligibility:

Finnish nationals

What is funded:

The grant and travel costs, when participating in the joint seminar in other country. The reasonable costs of arranging a seminar in Finland.

Duration:

Maximum one week

Deadline:

September

Web page:

www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/Funding-and-guidance/Funding/International-coopearion/Asia/China-and-Taiwan/Finnish-Chinese-seminars/

Academy of Finland – Researchers' Mobility grants

Outline:

Mobility grants for research at Chinese universities and research institutes are available for Finnish researchers. Finnish researchers can also apply for research grants for inviting Taiwanese researchers to carry out research in Finland. Chinese researchers can apply for mobility grants for research at Finnish universities and research institutes from the NSFC, the CAS, the CASS or the Taiwanese NSC.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Academy of Finland, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, National Science Council (Taiwan)

Eligibility:

Finnish or Chinese

What is funded:

The Academy of Finland covers the researcher's round trip from their place of residence in Finland to their destination in China. The Chinese organisation covers accommodation and a daily maintenance allowance in China.

Duration:

Minimum of a week, maximum of 12 months (NSFC) or 3 months (CAS, CASS)

Deadline:

September

Web page:

www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/Funding-and-guidance/Funding/International-coopearion/Asia/China-and-Taiwan/China-and-Taiwan---mobility/

 

 

Academy of Finland - Joint Research Projects

Outline:

Finnish-Chinese project collaboration aims to support long-term systematic research collaboration and the creation and strengthening of collaborative networks between Finland and China. The varying themes for joint project calls are mutually agreed by the Academy of Finland and the Chinese funding organisation.

Research fields:

Theme is different each year.

Organisation:

Academy of Finland, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese

Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Eligibility:

Finnish and Chinese researchers

What is funded:

Academy funds salaries, travel expenses and research costs for Finnish researchers, Chinese organisation covers costs for Chinese researchers

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

Usually in April or September. Exact application period should be asked to the Chinese higher institutions which are participating in this programme and directly manage the enrolment.

Web page:

http://www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/Funding-and-guidance/Funding/International-coopearion/Asia/China-and-Taiwan/Joint-projects/

     

 

Academy of Finland –Research Post as Postdoctoral Researcher

Outline:

The aim of the funding for research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher is to advance the professional competence of the most promising researchers who have recently earned their doctorate. Postdoctoral Researchers are encouraged to international mobility and collaboration as well as to national and cross-sectoral mobility. The three-year funding period may include one or several mobility spells as well as funding for the researcher’s return to Finland. In principle, the projects must serve Finnish research and society or international collaboration.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Academy of Finland

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

The Academy of Finland covers the researcher's salary and all costs related to research. The full cost model is applied.

Duration:

Three years, beginning of September

Deadline:

September

Web page:

http://www.aka.fi/en-GB/A/Funding-and-guidance/Funding/AZ-index/Postdoctoral-Researchers-esittely/

 

 

CIMO Fellowships

Outline:

The CIMO Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral (PhD) level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields. Master's level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme. The primary target group in the CIMO Fellowship programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university.

The prerequisite for applying is that the visiting researcher must have established contacts with a Finnish host university. Only the hosting Finnish university can act as an applicant in the CIMO Fellowship programme.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

Eligibility:

All nationalities from all countries, but emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America.

What is funded:

Monthly scholarship (€ 1500,00)

Duration:

3-12 months

Deadline:

Continuous call, applications should be submitted at least 5 months before the intended scholarship period

Web page:

www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships

 

 

 

Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

Outline:

The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young doctoral level students from all academic fields. The scholarships cannot be applied for post-doctoral studies or research.

In order to be an eligible applicant for this scholarship, the applicant must be at least provisionally accepted either as a visiting Doctoral-level student/researcher, or as a full-time Doctoral degree student at a Finnish university/public research institute.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

Eligibility:

Nationals of countries that have a cultural agreement with Finland, including China

What is funded:

Monthly scholarship (€1,500)

Duration:

3-9 months

Deadline:

The announcements for the opening of the annual application round are usually sent out from CIMO at the end of September annually. The applicants may then contact the scholarship authorities in their home country for information on the national deadline for submitting the application documents. The national authority in China is China Scholarship Council.

Web page:

www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/finnish_government_scholarship_pool

 

 

CIMO China Programme

Outline:

The programme supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions in Finland and China, aiming at internationalizing education. The programme funds projects that may concern one or more of the following forms of educational cooperation: joint study modules/courses, curriculum development, joint/double degrees, collaboration with the world of work, mobility initiatives.

Research fields:

All disciplines

Organisation:

Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)

Eligibility:

Finnish & Chinese higher education institutions. The project may aim for education cooperation at one or more different degree levels (first cycle, second cycle and/or doctoral studies).

Only a Finnish higher education institution can act as an applicant and coordinator for the project.

What is funded:

Project funding is intended as seed funding, which permits launching of first-stage promising or innovative initiatives between higher education institutions. The funding may also be used to increase the depth of cooperation between higher education institutions to cover new disciplines or forms of operation.

The programme is not primarily aimed for maintaining already established activities or very preliminary overtures for collaboration, such as pre-project visits or general-purpose delegations.

Duration:

Duration of the project approximately 24 months.

Deadline:

Annually one call for applications, opening approx. April/June.

Web page:

http://www.cimo.fi/programmes/china_programme

 

 

Foundations’ Post Doc Pool

Outline:

Säätiöiden post doc -pooli (“the Foundations’ Post Doc Pool”) is a grant resource set up by Finnish foundations and intended for post-doctoral research abroad.

The Pool’s aim is to make Finnish research more international by offering young scholars flexible funding from one source that covers all expenses of a research period abroad for at least one academic year.

 

 

Research Fields:

 

The grants awarded from Säätiöiden post doc -pooli are intended for at least one academic year for scholars, who have recently completed their doctoral degree and wish to conduct research abroad.

 

 

 

Organisation:

The Foundations´ Post-doc Pool

 

 

Eligibility:

Researchers from Finland, also available for non-Finnish nationals.

 

 

What is funded:

The Pool’s grant may cover all expenses for conducting research abroad, including travel and moving costs and schooling expenses and insurance. The total sum of the grant awarded is based on the applicant’s own cost estimate.

 

 

Deadline:

The Säätiöiden post doc -pooli has two application rounds per year. The spring application round takes place in December-January and the autumn application round in August-September.

 

 

Web page:

http://www.postdocpooli.fi

 

 

 

 

Basic information about Sino-France S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

21st January 1978: Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation, establishment of a joint scientific committee

May 1997: Agreement between CNES and CNSA about cooperation in the space sector

24th September 1998: Agreement on intellectual property

9th October 2004: Agreement on emerging infectious diseases - MAEE/MOST

February 2007 : Agreement on electric vehicle – French Ministry for Economy and Finance/Chinese Ministry of Science

1st March 2007: Cooperation agreement on Traditional Chinese Medicine - MAEE/SATCM

26 November 2007 Agreement on sustainable development ; Joint presidential declaration on climate change ; Agreement between MOST and French Ministry of economy about the French clusters and the Chinese High tech Parks

23 January 2008: Agreement between the French funding agency ANR (Agence nationale de la recherche) and the NFSC (one joint call for proposal per year)

12 November 2009: Memorandum of Understanding between ANR and MOST about green technologies and more specifically on water

18 November 2009: Agreement for the implementation of Cai Yuanpei, a joint mobility program created

8 November 2010: Agreement between the French funding agency for innovation (BPI France) and the Torch Center to support joint projects

27 September 2011: Agreement between BPIFrance, and MOST for the joint funding of innovative SMEs

18 September 2014: 1st High Level dialogue session about human exchanges between France and China (annual meeting)

Main initiatives and programmes

Main joint research labs and projects:

  • Two structures were set up in the frame of the 2004 agreement on emerging infectious disease: the Institut Pasteur Shanghai and, more recently, a P4 Laboratory in Wuhan.
  • In the space sector, two science satellites are being built jointly, CFOSAT (China France Oceanography SATellite to be launched in 2018) and SVOM (Space-based multiband astronomical Variable Objects Monitor to be launched in 2021).
  • In the field of green chemistry, the UMI E2P2L is a French/Chinese/Academic/Industry joint research lab involving, on the French side, CNRS and the Solvay Company.
  • 7 Sino-French institutes have been established in Chinese Universities from 2004 onwards. They provide higher education up to master level to cohorts of Chinese students, using French methods and involving French professors and researchers, and are in the process of establishing research projects and extension to PhD level.
  • The Sino-European Laboratory in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics, LIAMA, is a research hub, hosted by CASIA, the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Created by INRIA and CAS in January 1997, LIAMA conducts research, training and transfer projects in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics. Each research project of LIAMA is a cooperation between European and Chinese researchers, and is hosted by a partner institution in China.

 

Institutional and financial support for joint research:

  • ANR/NSFC: one call for proposal launch per year to support new Sino-French projects.
  • CNRS has set cooperation programs with NSFC, CAS and CASS.

 

Mobility, Human Exchanges : Support mobility for existing cooperations

  • Xu Guangqi: The goal of the Xu Guangqi program is to develop collaborations between Chinese and French researchers working in laboratories of both countries by supporting them in their initial phase. Mobility of young researchers is more specifically encouraged. Projects in all disciplinary fields are supported for 1 year.
  • Cai Yuanpei: Created by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Higher Education and Research, the Cai Yuanpei program aims at fostering the exchanges of PhD students, their supervisors and post-docs between the 2 countries. Research cooperation projects between French and Chinese research teams are selected and supported for 2 years. All disciplinary fields are eligible. About 25 new projects are supported each year.
  • Virtual labs: A number of structured cooperation projects are supported, mainly via the funding of mobility, by the LIA and GDRI programs operated by the CNRS.

 

Promote new contacts:

  • Discover China: Mobility program allowing French researchers to deepen their knowledge on the research done in their domain in China.
  • Zhang Heng Program: Program of identification and follow-up of French scientific talents towards public Chinese network of research. It grants young French scientists for a short customized trip in Chinese labs.
  • Emergence: Specific mobility program dedicated to emerging infectious diseases. It gives the opportunity to high level Chinese and French researchers to discover their colleagues in the other country and establish scientific partnerships.
  • France Excellence Summer School: Created in 2016, the summer school program targets Chinese students at master level in various fields including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Social Sciences and Humanities. Its goal is to establish a first contact between these students and French professors and researchers for a future PhD in France.

 

Innovation:

  • COOPOL Innovation: This program established in 2008 aims at facilitating the cooperation between French innovative SMEs and their research partners with their Chinese counterparts. The program supports an exploration mission of one week to meet with potential collaborators, both academics and industrials.
  • Club R&D: Periodical meeting of French companies having research activities in China. Presentations and discussions around subjects of common interest (IP, Human Resources, Institutional Programs, Technical developments, …).

 

(French) Science popularization:

  • High level conferences « Excellence scientifique française »
  • Café des Sciences
  • Exhibitions and other scientific/cultural events. Cooperation with CAST.
  • Edition of communication supports about sino-french scientific cooperation

Priority Fields of Cooperation

China has become one of the EU's key international partners in research and innovation. In addition to the principle of general opening of Horizon 2020 – the EU and China are further working together in a targeted strategic way on a selected number of areas for joint interest and mutual benefit. These include: Chemistry, infectious diseases, Energy, Environment, Advanced Materials, Life Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies. Cooperation in further areas, including large research infrastructures, is being explored.

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities can be found on http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/-Les-programmes-scientifiques- and http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/-Nos-dernieres-actualites-

 

Joint Research Centers

Sino- France Joint Research Centers   (link)

 

EURAXESS France

EURAXESS France

Research positions and fellowships in France, advice and support on mobility to the country

www.euraxess.fr

 

France Funding Programmes

Cai Yuanpei Programme

Outline:

Cai Yuanpei aims at fostering the exchanges of PhD students and their supervisors and related post-docs between the two countries. Research cooperation projects between French and Chinese research teams will be selected and financial supports for the travels and stays in the partner country will be provided for two full years. Each project can involve up to 8 persons (4 on each side) including one or two PhD and students on each side.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Chinese Ministry of Education (managed by CSC), French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Development and of Higher Education and Research

Eligibility:

All nationalities, researchers based in China and France

What is funded:

French scientists: travel will be reimbursed on actual costs up to €1,300 per roundtrip France/China. For researchers, subsistence allowances will be €110/day for a period not exceeding 30 days and €80/day for longer periods, PhD students receive a mobility grant €1,000/month

Chinese scientists: supported by CSC

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

February

Web page:

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/Le-programme-Cai-Yuanpei

 

 

Xu Guangqi Programme

Outline:

The goal of the Xu Guangqi programme is to develop collaborations between Chinese and French researchers working in laboratories of both countries by supporting them in their initial phase of start-up and development. Mobility of young researchers within the collaborations is particularly appreciated. The call for proposals is open to research laboratories attached to higher educational institutions, research organisations or companies.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Eligibility:

Researchers in joint-research teams between France and China

What is funded:

A grant of up to €5,000 for each project: Travel will be reimbursed on €1,300 per round trip. For researchers, subsistence allowances will be €110/day.

Deadline:

February

Web page:

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/Le-programme-XU-Guangqi.html?lang=fr

 

 

Discover China

Outline:

Programme to allow French researchers to deepen their knowledge on the researches done in their domain in China. It grants French scientists for a short trip in China.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Eligibility:

French researchers

What is funded:

Travel will be reimbursed on actual costs up to €1,300 per roundtrip France/China. For researchers, subsistence allowances will be €110/day. The maximum sum does not exceed €4,000.

Duration:

1 year

Deadline:

February

Web page:

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/Le-programme-Decouverte-Chine.html?lang=fr

 

 

Zhang Heng Programme

Outline:

Programme of identification and follow-up of French scientific talents towards public Chinese network of research. It grants young French scientists a short customised trip in Chinese labs.

Research fields:

Every year a new topic is selected according the priorities of the scientific cooperation

Organisation:

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Eligibility:

French researchers

What is funded:

Travel and a stay of 7 days.

Duration:

7 days

Deadline:

According to the calls (one or two every year)

Web page:

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/Le-programme-Zhang-Heng

 

 

 

Eiffel PhD Scholarships

Outline:

The Eiffel excellence scholarship programme supports French centres of higher education to attract elite overseas students on master's, engineering and PhD courses. Applicants for the PhD courses must be no more than 35 years old.

Research fields:

Sciences (engineering sciences, exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology, earth and environmental sciences, information and communication sciences and technology); economics and management; law and political science.

Organisation:

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Eligibility:

All nationalities except French

What is funded:

Monthly allowance of €1,400, international return travel, health insurance, cultural activities, an optional additional accommodation allowance

Duration

Up to 10 months

Deadline:

January

Web page:

www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel

 

 

Fernand Braudel-IFER (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) Incoming (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

The post-doctoral research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution.

Research fields:

Social sciences and humanities

Organisation:

Fondation MSH (Maison des sciences de l’homme), cofunded by the European Union (Marie Curie Actions, Cofund), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the CNRS (INSHS)

Eligibility:

Applicants of all nationalities, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than twelve months in the previous three years.

What is funded:

Living expenses is €2,000 per month, medical insurance, travel expenses (return travel fare) between the researcher’s country of residence and France

Duration

9 months

Deadline:

September

Web page:

http://www.fmsh.fr/en/c/4171

 

 

Enhanced Eurotalents (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

Enhanced Eurotalents funds two types of actions: Incoming CEA Fellowships (ICF) to financially support scientists selected by the program to initiate and carry out an innovative research project in one of the CEA laboratories, and Outgoing CEA Fellowships (OCF) to financially support CEA scientists with a research project in a partner laboratory established outside France and that identifies a CEA laboratory as a return host laboratory after the training period to be funded. Researchers must meet Marie Curie Actions eligibility and mobility requirements. (PhD holder or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience after Master's degree.)

Research fields:

- Energy, environment & climate change(E2C2);

- Key Enabling Technologies (KETs);

- Life sciences & biotechnology(LSB);

- High energy physics, high energy density physics & physics of the universe (HEPPU).

Organisation:

French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Eligibility:

Any nationality.

ICFs - you must not have lived in France for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the submission of your research proposal.

OCFs - must not have lived in your potential outgoing country for more than 12 months in the two years prior to the submission of your research proposal.

What is funded:

Salary, mobility allowance, yearly travel allowance for over than one-year-long stays + social benefits.

Duration

1 to 3 years

Deadline:

Continuously until 31 May, 2017. (3 sessions/year January, May, September)

Web page:

eurotalents.cea.fr/

 

 

ANR- NSFC Joint Research Projects

 

Outline:

Co-sponsor joint research between Chinese and French scientists based on peer review.

Research Fields:

Communication science, materials science and engineering science

Organisation:

Agence Nationale de la Recherche, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Nationalities:

French and Chinese researchers

What is funded:

Research costs, international travel costs and living expenses for personnel exchange.

Duration:

2 to 4 years

Deadline:

Annually, deadline usually between March and April

Web page:

www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/funding-opportunities/current-calls/

 

 

ANR – NSFC Transnational Call for proposals, Belmont Forum

Outline:

The Belmont Forum will support three complementary types of proposals. (All proposals should include an interdisciplinary, multinational approach)

  1. TYPE 1 (eligible for ANR funding): Small collaboration grants, available to connect researchers and stakeholders from three or more countries to engage in transdisciplinary collaboration
  2. TYPE 2 (not eligible for ANR funding): Small synthesis grants, available to synthesize results from existing or finished research grants, activities, and other national or international projects.
  3. TYPE 3 (eligible for ANR funding): Research grants, available to address one or more of the themes through the lens of Arctic observing systems and sustainability science

Research fields:

Arctic observing and research for sustainability

1-The natural and living environment

2-The built environment and infrastructures

3-Natural resource management and development

4-Governance

Organisation:

The Belmont Forum

Eligibility:

Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the participating countries.

Participating countries are as following: Canada (NSERC and SSHRC), China (NSFC), France (ANR and CNRS), Iceland (Rannis et SAI), India (MoES), Italy (CNR), Japan (JST), NordForsk, Norway (RCN), Russia (RFBR), USA (BOEM and NSF), USA-UK (WOC).

What is funded:

The total budget for a TYPE 1 project should not exceed €200,000

The total budget for a TYPE 2 project should not exceed €500,000.

The total budget for a TYPE 3 project should not exceed €1,000,000

Deadline:

Check online

Web page:

http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/funding-opportunities/documents/aap-en/transnational-call-for-proposals-in-the-context-of-the-belmont-forum-arctic-observing-and-research-for-sustainability-2014/nc/

 

ANR Hosting High-level Researchers (@RAction)

Outline:

The programme aims to promote the hosting of prominent junior or senior researchers from abroad, by offering them substantial funding to carry out ambitious research.

Research fields:

Various new domains which are rare or non-existent in France.

Organisation:

ANR

Eligibility:

Researchers based outside France

What is funded:

Between €150,000 and €900,000 in funding

Duration

36-48 months

Deadline:

Check online

Web page:

http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/information/news/single/hosting-high-level-researchers-a-win-win-initiative/nc/

 

France – Hong Kong PROCORE Joint Research Scheme

Outline:

The Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and France by providing researchers from both sides with one-year and two-year travel grants. The Scheme also offers conference/workshop grants to sponsor a conference/workshop either in Hong Kong or in France.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the Consulate General of France (CGF) in Hong Kong and Macau

Eligibility:

Collaboration researchers from Hong Kong and France

Budget for travel grants < 4600€

Budget for conference/workshop grants < 14000€/workshop

What is funded:

Travel grants, conference/workshop grants

Duration

1 – 2 years

Deadline:

May

Web pages:

http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/fund/fr_hk_jrs.htm

http://www.consulfrance-hongkong.org/Programme-Procore-2015-Appel-a

 

 

 

Paola Sandri Research Travel Grant

Outline:

Research visit in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan for PhD students. In memory of Paola Sandri, PhD in Chinese Studies at the Institut d'Études Transtextual and Transculturelles at University Jean Moulin - Lyon.

Research fields:

Social sciences and humanities

Organisation:

IETT, University Jean Moulin – Lyon

Eligibility:

All nationalities, PhD students who are based in France

What is funded:

Single amount of €1,000

Duration:

At least one month

Deadline:

September

Web page:

http://www.iett.eu/Pages/Bourses/BoursePaolaSandri.html

 

 

EFEO Field Scholarships

Outline:

The École française d'Extrême-Orient awards scholarships to research students tenable for periods of research in an EFEO or ECAF (European Consortium for Asian Field Study) Centre in Asia.

Research fields:

Humanities or social sciences applied to the history and civilizations of Asia

Organisation:

École française d'Extrême-Orient (Paris)

Eligibility:

All nationalities, PhD students who are based in France

What is funded:

A monthly stipend varying between 700 and 1,360 € according to the academic level of the applicant (MA or PhD student) and the country of field research in Asia.

Duration:

1 to 6 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=250

 

 

CEFC PhD Scholarship - Research on Contemporary China

Outline:

The Scientific Board of research institutes in Asia attached to the French Foreign Ministry awards one nine-month PhD scholarship, renewable once, during its annual meeting in the spring. Awardees will be encouraged to submit an article and, when applicable, book reviews, to the journal "China Perspectives" published by the CEFC.

Research fields:

Social sciences and humanities, contemporary China

Organisation:

French Centre for Research on Contemporary China

Eligibility:

Citizens of EU Member States

What is funded:

A monthly stipend of €1,625 , round-trip air travel from Europe to Hong Kong, China or Taiwan, transportation of luggage up to €200 and repatriation insurance

Duration:

9 months

Deadline:

January

Web page:

www.cefc.com.hk/research/jobs-scholarships/mobility-grant-for-doctoral-research-on-contemporary-china/

 

 

CEFC Short-term Fieldwork Grant for Doctoral Research on Contemporary China

Outline:

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Their research project must be situated within the scope of the CEFC’s mandate.

Research fields:

Social sciences and humanities

Organisation:

French Centre for Research on Contemporary China

Eligibility:

Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a French or European university (located in a member-state of the European Union or of the European Higher Education Area), in the field of humanities and social sciences. (UK enrolled candidates must have been successfully admitted to the PhD cycle)

What is funded:

A monthly stipend of €1,200 as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of €1,000.

Duration:

1 – 3 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

www.cefc.com.hk/research/jobs-scholarships/short-term-fieldwork-grant-for-doctoral-research-on-contemporary-china/

 

 

CNRS – NSFC Scientific Programmes

Outline:

Support joint co-operative projects

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

French National Center for Scientific Research, National Natural Science Foundation of China. Yearly call.

Eligibility:

French and Chinese researchers

What is funded:

NSFC funds international travel costs of Chinese scientists to France and the local costs of French scientists in China, and CNRS funds the local expenses of Chinese scientists in France and international travel costs of French scientists to China

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

June

Web page:

http://www.cooperation.cnrs.fr

http://www.nsfc.gov.cn

 

 

BIO-ASIA Programme

Outline:

This regional programme should reinforce cooperation of high level between researchers in Asia and with France. It targets integrated projects in fundamental and applied research with potential technological transfer and innovation: these regional projects involve France and at least Two Asian partners in two different Asian countries.

Research fields:

Biodiversity (natural substances) and its valorisation through sustainable uses in health, food, agriculture and cosmetics.

Organisation:

French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Development and of Higher Education and Research

Eligibility:

French and East, South and South-East Asian countries

What is funded:

Researcher mobility (travel and mission expenses) or organisation of international workshops and seminars (mobility, logistics).

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

Check online

Web page:

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/bio-asie

 

 

ICT-ASIA Programme

Outline:

This regional programme is an initiative of the French cooperation launched towards Asia aiming at creating and reinforcing high level collaborations and networks in the region involved in research and development in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). These regional projects involve France and at least Two Asian partners in two different Asian countries.

Research fields:

ICT

Organisation:

French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and International Development and of Higher Education and Research

Eligibility:

French and East, South and South-East Asian countries

What is funded:

Researcher mobility (travel and mission expenses) or organisation of international workshops and seminars (mobility, logistics).

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

Check online

Web page:

http://www.ict-asia-france.org/

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/stic-asie

http://bit.ly/ictasia2015

 

Basic information about Sino- Germany S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Bilateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Co-operation (WTZ) was signed in 1978
  • Platform for Innovation (MoST)
  • Innovation Platform for Life Sciences (MoST)
  • Research and innovation programme Clean Water (MoST)
  • Vocational training (MoE)
  • Strategic partnership in higher education (MoE)
  • Solid-state lighting technologies/LED (MoST)
  • Marine Science and Polar Research (State Oceanic Administration, SOA)
  • Bilateral agreement on E-Mobility (MoST)
  • Bilateral agreement on Mega Water Program (MoST)
  • Bilateral agreement on Industry 4.0 und Smart Services (MoST)
  • Bilateral agreement on Vocational education (MoE)
  • Bilateral agreement on Biomaterial (MoST)
  • Bilateral agreement on Entrepreneurship (MoST)

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Exchange programme of post docs with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)
  • Joint Institute: Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Max Planck Society (MPG) Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai.
  • Innovation Platform for Life Sciences (MoST)
  • Sino-German co-operation in cultural property protection projects
  • BMBF funding initiative for research and development projects in the area of "International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment"
  • Joint Institute: Centre for Sino-German Cooperation in Marine Sciences (SGMS), Ocean University of China, Qingdao, University of Bremen, Centre for Marine Tropical Ecology (Bremen), University of Kiel, Ifm-GEOMAR Kiel
  • Central Asia - Monsoon Dynamics and Geo-Ecosystems
  • Two cooperative projects with Chinese partners are funded by the BMBF “The Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow” initiative
  • RECAST Urumqi - Meeting the Resource Efficiency Challenge in a ClimAte SensiTive Dryland Megacity Environment
  • Metrasys - Mega Region Transport Systems for China
  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has established the research programme “Sustainable Land Management”
  • In 2010 a MoU for scientific cooperation in the field of e-mobility has been signed between the BMBF and MoST
  • HAPPI - Small Hydropower Plants: Evaluation of the climate protection potential and improvement by smart technologies (Cooperation of the Fraunhofer Instituts IOSB and ISI and Chinese partner institutions, to conclude end of 2016)
  • Design and application of metamaterials for the reduction of noise and vibration for in- and outdoor environments (Fraunhofer Institutes for Building Physics (IBP, Stuttgart), Fraunhofer Institutes for Building Physics for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF, Darmstadt); The Institute of Acoustics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IACAS, Peking) 
  • German-Chinese Research Platform SILO (The wbk Institute of Production Science at the KIT)
  • SiGeNet Health: Sino-German research network on public health and bioethics (Shanghai Office)
  • Multiple cooperations between Helmholtz-Center for heavy ions research (GSI), German Electron-Synchrotron (DESY) and CAS Institutes

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Industry 4.0, Biomaterial, Vocational training, environmental technologies, electro-mobility,

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • NSFC-DFG Sino-German Centre for the Promotion of Science, Beijing
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Max Planck Society (MPG): Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai
  • Centre for Sino-German Cooperation in Marine Sciences (SGMS) at Ocean University of China, Qingdao
  • Chinese-German Campus (CDC), Sino-German University College (CDHK) and Sino-German University of Applied Sciences (CDHAW); all affiliated with the Tongji University, Shanghai
  • HZG Joint Laboratory for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine (GKSS Research Center Geesthacht; Tianjin University China)
  • Sino-German College Qingdao Campus of Shandong University and Shandong University Helmholtz Institute of Biotechnology (SHIB)
  • Sino-German Research Centre for Environmental Information Science (RCEIS)
  • Chinese-German Centre for Impact Assessment (CGCIA) in Beijing
  • Sino-German Institute on Electromobility (IAPS) at the Tsinghua University Beijing in cooperation with TU München
  • Shanghai-Tübingen Twin Center of Basic and Applied Life Sciences
  • Joint laboratory for Neutron spectroscopy with the China Institute of Atomic Energy in Beijing
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich and CAS Institute SIMIT (Shanghai) Joint Institute for Superconductity and Soft-Matter
  • Helmholtz-Shangdong University Joint Institute for Biotechnology and Pharmacy in Qingdao

Funding opportunities

  • Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowships
  • DAAD: research stays for university academics and scientists, short-term research grants, scholarships for students and degree students, bilateral exchanges of academics
  • DAAD-K.C. Wong Fellowships
  • DAAD-DLR Research Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research
  • DAAD-CAS Scholarship
  • China/Germany Joint Research Programme (PPP)
  • DFG Grants to support the initiation of international collaboration, research grants and fellowships, international scientific events
  • DFG-NSFC Joint Calls for Joint Research Projects
  • DFG-Emmy Noether Programme
  • DFG-Heisenberg Programme
  • Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion (SGC): scientific preparatory visits, research projects, cooperation groups, workshops and symposia, young scientists forum, summer schools, young research group leader, Lindau Programme
  • Humboldt Foundation Grants
  • Lichtenberg Professorships – innovative and interdisciplinary research
  • German Chancellor Fellowship in politics, business, media, public administration, society and culture
  • Helmholtz-CSC agreement

 

Joint Research Centers

Sino- Germany Joint Research Centers   (link)

 

EURAXESS Germany

EURAXESS Germany

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Germany; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.de

 

Germany Funding Programmes

Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowships

Outline:

The fellowships offer highly-qualified recent foreign postdocs the opportunity to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz-Association in Germany. At the time of their application, applicants should have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent degree no more than 2 years ago.

Research fields:

Humanities and social sciences, life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and environmental sciences

Organisation:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Leibniz-Association

Eligibility:

Non-German

What is funded:

The grant includes:

  • a monthly instalment of €2,000 ;
  • health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany;
  • a research allowance of €460p.a. a two-month German language course (if desired).

Duration:

Up to 12 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/promotion-und-postdoc/leibniz-daad-research-fellowships

 

DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Outline:

Intended to provide foreign academics and scientists working in higher education or at research institutes with an opportunity to carry out a research project at a state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD

Eligibility:

Any nationality except German

What is funded:

€2,000-2,300 monthly, depending on academic status, and generally includes a travel allowance

Duration:

1 – 3 months

Deadline:

August and January

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/wissenschaftliche-aufenthalte/forschungsaufenthalt

 

DAAD – Short-term scholarships for master’s degree students

Outline:

The scholarships offer Chinese students from all disciplines at “211” universities or University of Chinese Academy of Sciences the opportunity to carry out a research project as part of their master thesis at a state or state-recognised German university or a non-university research institution.

The principle aim of the funding is to enable Chinese students to get to know the German university and research landscape and to establish contact to possible supervisors with a view to taking a doctoral degree here at a later point in time.

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD

Eligibility:

Any except German

What is funded:

€750 monthly, travel allowance, insurance

Duration:

1– 3 months

Deadline:

May and November

Web page:

http://www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/studienstipendien/masterkurzstipendien

 

DAAD – Scholarships for University Artists and Architects

Outline:

The study visits for academics programme aims to enable lecturers from the fields of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music, Architecture as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.) to apply for a supported study visit for the purpose of artistic cooperation with a German host institution.

Research fields:

Fine Art, Design, Film, Music, Architecture as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.)

Organisation:

DAAD

Eligibility:

Any nationality but German

What is funded:

€2,000 – 2,300 depending on the application’s academic status, travel allowance

Duration:

1– 3 months

Deadline:

August and January

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/wissenschaftliche-aufenthalte/forschungsaufenthalt

 

 

DAAD – Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Scholarships

Outline:

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music, Architecture as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.) with an opportunity to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree or qualification, or to complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course to gain a degree in Germany (Master’s/Diplom), at a German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution.

Research fields:

Fine Art, Design, Film, Music, Architecture as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.)

Organisation:

DAAD

Nationalities:

Any nationality but German

What is funded:

€750 , travel allowance, study allowance

Duration:

10– 24 months

Deadline:

October

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/studienstipendien/kunstlerstipendien

 

 

DAAD – K.C.Wong Fellowships

Outline:

Research grants for senior academics, research fellows and engineers from the fields of natural science, mathematics, engineering, agricultural or medical science who hold a PhD degree and a position of associate professor or associate research fellow at least to carry out a joint research project with a German university or research Institute.

Research fields:

Natural science, mathematics, engineering, agricultural or medical science

Organisation:

DAAD and K.C.Wong Education Foundation

Nationalities:

Chinese

What is funded:

€2,211 monthly

Duration:

3 – 12 months

Deadline:

April and November

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/wissenschaftliche-aufenthalte/daad-kcwong-fellowships

 

 

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Outline:

Intended for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists. DLR-DAAD Fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany.

Research fields:

Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

Organisation:

DAAD and DLR

Eligibility:

Any nationality but German

What is funded:

Doctoral students: €1,365 monthly instalment (+ travel allowance, health insurance, family allowances)

Postdoctoral students: €1,840 monthly instalment

Senior scientists: €2,240 monthly instalment

Duration:

Doctoral Students: 36 months

Postdoctoral students: 6-24 months

Senior scientists: 1-3 months

Deadline:

Various current offers online

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/promotion-und-postdoc/dlr-daad-stipendien

 

DAAD Short-term Research Grants

Outline:

Grants for PhD candidates and recent Post-docs to conduct research in Germany as part of a larger project (e.g. their PhD studies or a Post-Doc in China).

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD

Eligibility:

Any except German

What is funded:

€1,000 /month + health insurance allowance + travel allowance

Duration:

1-6 months

Deadline:

May and November

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/promotion-und-postdoc/forschungskurzstipendien

 

CAS – DAAD Scholarship

Outline:

CAS – DAAD Scholarship is for Chinese young researchers from CAS institutes or USTC, seeking a stay in Germany.

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD and CAS

Eligibility:

Chinese

What is funded:

€1,200 /month in the first year (CAS), €1,000 /month in the second year (DAAD) + health insurance allowance + travel expenses

Duration:

12-22 months

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through the CAS in China. The application deadline is dependent on the respective CAS institute / university

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/promotion-und-postdoc/cas-daad-stipendienprogramm

 

China/Germany Joint Research Programme (PPP)

Outline:

Programme jointly funded by the DAAD and the China Scholarship Council to promote joint research between scientists in Germany and China by granting support for the exchange of project partners. The goal is to increase the mobility of researchers and groups to intensify their exchange to promote short-term visits by scientists and graduate students from all disciplines. For this purpose, travel and accommodation is paid over a period of 1 to 2 years.

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD and CSC

Eligibility:

German, Chinese

What is funded:

Depending on country of origin, in China short research stays within 2 years

Duration:

1 month every year for project leaders, 3 months for project members

Deadline:

June

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/aktuelles/programm-des-projektbezogenen-personenaustausches-ppp

 

Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) Postdoc Scholarship Program

 

Outline:

To further intensify the German - Chinese cooperation in research and to improve support opportunities for young Chinese young scientists, a new joint programme for the promotion of Chinese postdocs offer the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the DAAD in 2013. Programme is also open to candidates who have their PhD at the time of application is not yet complete.

Research fields:

Any discipline

Organisation:

DAAD and CSC

Eligibility:

Chinese

What is funded:

€2,000 monthly scholarship, travel expenses, health insurance, visa fees, three-month language course in China (if needed), pre-departure training, monthly research grants of the German host institute in the amount of €200

Duration:

7-18 months

Deadline:

November

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/promotion-und-postdoc/2014-sino-german-csc-daad-postdoc-scholarship-program

 

DAAD: Re-integration of German Scientists from Abroad

 

Outline:

German PhD students about to finish their doctorate, German postdocs/junior researchers and German senior researchers who are no longer integrated in the German academic system and would like to return to Germany after having spent at least 1 year abroad.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

DAAD

Eligibility:

German

What is funded:

Individuals may apply for travel grants for job interviews and scientific presentations in Germany to enable their possible return, or for monthly scholarships to conduct research in Germany with the goal of reintegrating into the German scientific community.

Web page:

www.daad.de/rueckgewinnung

 

DAAD: Bilateral Exchange of Academics

Outline:

Invitations can be issued to foreign researchers who already hold a doctorate and come from countries with which an exchange of researchers is envisaged within the framework of cultural exchange programmes or other bilateral agreements. Depending on the programme involved, the researcher exchange can be limited to specific institutions and/or disciplines

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

DAAD and the Chinese Ministry of Education

Eligibility:

Foreign

What is funded:

Research and study visits within the framework of the bilateral exchange of scientists and scholars.

Duration:

1 to 3 months

Deadline:

For details please contact the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE)

Web page:

www.daad.org.cn/zh/stipendienangebote-fur-chinesen/wissenschaftliche-aufenthalte/wissenschaftleraustausch-programm-wap 

 

DFG (German Research Foundation)

 

DFG Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

Outline:

Applicants interested in establishing collaborative scientific relationships with partners abroad may apply for funding for trips and research stays abroad or for bilateral workshops.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Eligibility:

German-based researchers: All researchers based at a German research institution in Germany or abroad who have completed their research training, generally by obtaining a doctorate, are eligible to apply.

What is funded:

Funding is available for the following collaborative measures:

  • Trips abroad of up to three months
  • Research stays at partner institutions of up to three months
  • Bilateral workshops

Duration:

The modules may be combined within 12 months

Deadline:

Proposals may be submitted at any time but must be received no later than 3 months before the beginning of the proposed activity.

Web page:

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/initiation_international_collaboration/in_b qrief/index.html

 

 

DFG Research Grants

Outline:

Research grants enable individuals who have completed their academic training to conduct at any time research projects with clearly defined topics and durations, regard-less of the subject.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Eligibility:

German-based researchers (All researchers based at a German research institution in Germany or abroad who have completed their research training, generally by obtaining a doctorate, are eligible to apply).

What is funded:

Following modules are possible:

  • Basic Module (direct project costs, project-specific staff, and instrumentation)
  • Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators
  • Replacements
  • Temporary Substitutes for Clinicians
  • Project-Specific Workshops
  • Mercator Fellows
  • Public Relations

Extend of funding depends on the selected modules

Duration:

The maximum initial funding duration is three years. Subsequently, a renewal proposal may be submitted.

Deadline:

No submission deadline

Web page:

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/research_grants/in_brief/index.html

 

DFG/NSFC Joint Calls for Joint Research Projects

Outline:

DFG and NSFC launch annually a joint call for joint research proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Proposals should be based on substantial preparatory measures such as one or more bilateral workshops or Conferences that have been successfully held in the Sino-German Centre in Beijing or elsewhere. They should target excellent groups of scientists on both sides. Furthermore, scientists on both sides as well as both funding organisations should have expressed their intent to cooperate in this specific promising scientific field.

Research fields:

Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science

Foundation of China (NSFC)

Eligibility:

German and Chinese researchers. In China, the principal investigator has to have a basic grant of NSFC.

What is funded:

NSFC will fund the Chinese research partner and DFG will fund the German research partner. In the case of mutual visits of scientists, the visiting scientist will cover international flights and the host will provide the local accommodation together with a daily maintenance allowance and domestic travel costs

Duration:

Up to three years

Deadline:

Annual call

Web page:

Memorandum of Understanding:

http://www.dfg.de/dfg_profil/im_internationalen_kontext/internationale_partner/China/index.html#micro313778

Announcements of DFG Joint Deadline:

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/announcements_proposals/international_context/index.html

 

 

DFG Research Fellowships

Outline:

To enable researchers at an early stage of their scientific career to carry out a clearly defined research project at a place of their choice abroad or to acquaint themselves with new scientific research methods

Research fields:

All disciplines

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Eligibility:

Researchers that have worked in the German science system continuously in a scientific capacity for at least three years during the doctoral and/or postdoctoral phase directly prior to submission of the proposal. Further requirements apply for proposals submitted from non-German countries.

What is funded:

Basic funding:

  • Basic Fellowship
  • Allowance for direct project costs
  • Foreign allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Publication costs
  • Additional project expenses
  • Offsetting of independent income and third-party contributions

Benefits for Fellowship Recipients with Children:

  • Child allowance
  • Support for costs associated with supplemental childcare

Other financial assistance when applicable

Duration:

Minimum of three months up to a maximum of two years

Deadline:

No specific calls, permanent possibility to hand in proposals

Web page:

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/research_fellowships/in_brief/index.html

 

 

 

DFG International Scientific Events

Outline:

To support the organisation of scientific events: International specialist conferences; International congresses, symposiums, colloquia, workshops; annual meetings.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Nationalities:

German-based researchers (All researchers based at a German research institution in Germany or abroad who have completed their research training, generally by obtaining a doctorate, are eligible to apply).

What is funded:

Type and Extent of Funding

  • International specialist conferences: Funding can be provided to cover expenses remaining after all other financing opportunities have been exhausted.
  • International congress, symposium, colloquia, workshop: Lump sum, varies according to the number of researchers participating
  • Annual meeting: Allowances for travel expenses (travel and maintenance costs) for active participants from abroad

Cost Elements

  • Staff costs, room rental (including utilities), instrumentation and equipment, printed materials, office supplies, postage costs, travel allowance (travel and accommodation costs)
  • For annual meetings: funding is provided only for travel expenses (rail or air) for roundtrip travel to the meeting, as well as maintenance costs for each day of the event

Deadline:

Generally 6 months before the event begins. Special regulation for annual meetings: proposals can only be supported every second year.

Web page:

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/international_events/in_brief/index.html

 

 

DFG Emmy Noether Programme

Outline:

To provide outstanding young researchers with the opportunity to rapidly qualify for a leading position in science and research or for a university teaching career by leading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties. To recruit young, outstanding post-docs working abroad (back) to Germany.

Foreign applicants are expected to continue their scientific career in Germany following completion of the funding period. This intent must be confirmed by the applicant and submitted with the proposal.

The DFG especially encourages proposals from female researchers.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Eligibility

All excellent early stage researchers, German or foreign, generally with up to 4 years experience after obtaining a doctorate and two years of postdoctoral experience, with substantial international experience and rapid completion of research training.

What is funded:

Extend of funding depends on the selected modules. Possible modules are:

  • Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader (your position)
  • Basic Module (direct project costs, project-specific staff, and instrumentation)
  • Temporary Substitutes for Clinicians
  • Mercator Fellow
  • Project-Specific Workshops
  • Public Relations

Duration:

Generally 5 years

Deadline:

No specific calls, permanent possibility to hand in proposals

Web page:

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/emmy_noether/in_brief/index.html

 

DFG Heisenberg Programme

Outline:

To provide outstanding researchers who fulfill the requirements for appointment to a long-term professorship with the opportunity to prepare for a leading position in science and research and to use the time to work on an advanced research topic.

The Heisenberg Programme is aimed particularly at researchers who have qualified for professorship via the Emmy Noether Programme, DFG project positions, industrial research activity, or mid-level faculty positions. The target group also encompasses junior professors, those with a habilitation, and German researchers returning to Germany or qualified foreign researchers who would like to pursue an academic or scientific career in Germany

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Eligibility

Young researchers of all disciplines who qualify for a professorship by holding a habilitation or equivalent qualification and who have proven themselves by carrying out particularly outstanding research

What is funded:

Following modules are possible:

  • Heisenberg Professorships (temporary professorship at a German university)
  • Heisenberg Fellowships (fellowship grant and general funding allowance)

A research grant may also be requested for projects in Germany.

Extend of funding depends on the selected modules.

Duration:

Generally 5 years

Deadline:

Permanently open

Web page:

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/heisenberg/in_brief/index.html

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (DFG-NSFC)

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) Scientific Preparatory Visits

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) funds short-term visits in the partner’s country (China or Germany) to prepare a research project, a cooperation group or a workshop.

Applicants should have already been involved in an activity supported by the SGC (e.g. Workshops, Summer Schools, Young Scientist Forum) if the preparatory visit is meant to prepare an application for a research project or a cooperation group.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based researchers, China-based researchers (previously funded by NSFC)

What is funded:

Transportation, board and accommodation costs for one person

Duration:

3 days + 2 travelling days

Deadline:

Continuous, proposals should be submitted at least 3 months before the date of the proposed visit.

Web page:

www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=14&lang=de (German)

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) Research Projects

Outline:

The Sino-German Center (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) offers support to Sino-German research collaboration projects, led by both a German and a Chinese entity. Applicants should have already been involved in an activity supported by the SGC (e.g. Workshops, Summer Schools, Young Scientist Forum).

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based researchers, China-based researchers (previously funded by NSFC)

What is funded:

SGC provides funding for mobility (transportation and stays), small equipment, and consumables. Personnel cost cannot be covered by the SGC but applicants may include these costs in their application and they might be covered by, as far as German applicants are concerned, the DFG.

Duration:

Up to 3 years

Deadline:

Continuous

Web page:

http://www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=12&lang=de(German)

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) Cooperation Groups

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) offers support to German and Chinese researchers to establish so-called “cooperation groups” in order to engage in intensive exchange on a specific scientific topics, possibly leading to a comprehensive joint research project and preparing the establishment of this project. The cooperation group should at least link 2 groups, one in Germany and one in China. Applicants should have already been involved in an activity supported by the SGC (e.g. Workshops, Summer Schools, Young Scientist Forum).

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based researchers, China-based researchers (previously funded by NSFC)

What is funded:

SGC provides mainly funding for meetings and workshops, mobility (transportation and stays) and, to a minor degree, consumables.

Duration:

Up to 3 years

Deadline:

Continuous

Web page:

www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=13&lang=de (German)

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion Workshops and Symposia

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) supports the organisation of workshops and symposia preparing further scientific cooperation between Germany and China. The workshops or symposia should take place either in Germany or in China. Events must have a specific topic and lead highly qualified scientists together. Participants should cover the entire spectrum of current research in their field in their respective countries as comprehensive as possible. The workshops will provide the impetus for bilateral research cooperation.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based researchers, China-based researchers (previously funded by NSFC)

What is funded:

SGC provides funding for the transportation and accommodation costs of up to 43 participants.

Duration:

The events are usually expected to last 5 to 7 days, including 2 days for transportation and one day for visits.

Deadline:

Continuous, proposals should be submitted at least 3 months before the date of the proposed event.

Web page:

www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=10&lang=de (German)

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion Young Scientist Forum

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) supports the organisation of workshops by early career researchers preparing further scientific cooperation between Germany and China. The workshops should take place either in Germany or in China. Events must have a specific topic and lead scientists at an early stage of a promising career together. Participants should cover the entire spectrum of current research in their field in their respective countries as comprehensive as possible. The workshops will provide the impetus for bilateral research cooperation.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based early career researchers, China-based early career researchers (previously funded by NSFC or with an excellent track record and under 35 years of age)

What is funded:

SGC provides funding for the transportation and accommodation costs of up to 43 participants and 2 senior advisors.

Duration:

The events are usually expected to last 5 to 7 days, including 2 days for transportation and one day for visits.

Deadline:

Continuous, proposals should be submitted at least 3 months before the date of the proposed event.

Web page:

http://www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=17&lang=de (German)

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) Summer Schools

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) supports the organisation of summer schools during which scientist should be introduced to advanced techniques and methods in their research fields. The summer school can take place either in China or in Germany.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based researchers, China-based researchers (previously funded by NSFC)

What is funded:

SGC can provide funding for the transportation and accommodation costs of up to 40 participants, and the participating costs of up to 6 experienced researchers acting as trainers during the summer school.

Duration:

The summer schools should last up to 14 days, including 2 days of transportation and one day for visits.

Deadline:

Continuous, proposals should be submitted at least 3 months before the date of the proposed summer school.

Web page:

http://www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=11&lang=de(German)

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) Young Research Group Leader Programme

Outline:

The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) supports young research group leaders based in Germany to come to China to establish contacts with potential future Chinese partners.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

German-based early career researchers previously funded by high-ranked German program (e.g. Emmy Noether Program of DFG and comparable programs of other funding bodies, Juniorprofessor)

What is funded:

Funding under this programme can be granted in 2 stages:

1st stage: short term visit to several Chinese institutions (up to 3): transportation cost from Germany and within China as well as accommodation costs are covered.

2nd stage: longer term follow-up visit based on a research project: the applicant is then eligible for the SGC Research Projects scheme (see above)

Duration:

Short term visit up to two weeks, follow-up visit up to 6 months.

Deadline:

Three months before the beginning of the journey.

Web page:

www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=16&lang=de (German)

 

 

 

 

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion – Lindau Programme

Outline:

Every year the Nobel Prize winners in the fields of chemistry, medicine/ physiology/life sciences as well as physics and every three years in the field of economics meet in Lindau, Germany. Young scientists from around the world are invited. The Sino-German Center is responsible for the selection of participants from China, together with the Committee for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Every year up to 30 doctoral students in sciences and every three years up to 15 students in economics get the opportunity to participate in the defined technical meetings in Lindau and at a subsequent week-long trip to Germany's leading research institutions on the respective specific area of expertise.

Research fields:

Basic research in the natural, life and engineering and management sciences

Organisation:

SGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))

Eligibility:

Chinese doctoral students

What is funded:

Transportation and accommodation costs

Duration:

Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau, followed by a scientific round trip to leading German research institutes. Can be followed by a 12-month research stay at a German institution (on the basis of follow-up application).

Deadline:

The candidates are nominated by their universities or institutes.

Web page:

www.sinogermanscience.org.cn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=24&lang=de

 

 

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards

Outline:

For internationally renowned scientists and scholars from abroad (who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago) in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to spend time in Germany.

Research fields:

Any

Organisation:

Humboldt Foundation

Eligibility:

Scientists and scholars from abroad.

What is funded:

Awardees are invited to conduct an original research project of their own design in close collaboration with an appropriate colleague in Germany. The Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award amounts to €45,000 each.

Duration:

Six to twelve months, the stay may be divided up into blocks.

Deadline:

Nominations by German scientists and scholars, no applications accepted. Selection process twice a year, in early spring and early autumn.

Web page:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bessel-award.html

 

Humboldt Research Awards

Outline:

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline to spend time in Germany.

Research fields:

Any

Organisation:

Humboldt Foundation

Eligibility:

Scientists and scholars from abroad.

What is funded:

Awardees are invited to conduct an original research project of their own design in close collaboration with an appropriate colleague in Germany. The Humboldt Research Award amounts to €60,000 each.

Duration:

Six to twelve months, the stay may be divided up into blocks.

Deadline:

Nominations by German scientists and scholars, no applications accepted. Selection twice a year, in early spring and early autumn.

Web page:

www.humboldt -foundation.de/web/humboldt-award.html

 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Outline:

For researchers from abroad with above average qualifications, who completed their doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have their own research profile and are working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work.

Research fields:

Any

Organisation:

Humboldt Foundation

Eligibility:

All nationalities except for researchers from Brazil (for the duration of the joint Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship)

What is funded:

The fellowship is worth €3150 per month. Additional benefits: e.g. travel lump sums, language fellowship, subsidies and allowances for accompanying family staying longer than three months. An allowance towards research costs will be offered to the host institute.

Duration:

6-18 months; may be divided into a maximum of three blocks.

Deadline:

Continuously open for application

Web page:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-experienced.html

 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Post-doctoral Researchers

Outline:

For researchers from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of their academic career and who completed their doctorate less than four years ago. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows researchers to carry out a long-term research project in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.

Research fields:

Any

Organisation:

Humboldt Foundation

Eligibility:

All nationalities except for researchers from Brazil (for the duration of the joint Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship)

What is funded:

The fellowship is worth €2,650 per month. Additional benefits: e.g. travel lump sum, language fellowship, subsidies and allowances for accompanying family staying longer than three months. An allowance towards research costs will be offered to the host institute.

Duration:

6-24 months

Deadline:

Continuously open for application

Web page:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html

 

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Outline:

Funding for top-rank junior researchers from abroad to spend five years building up a working group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project of your own choice at a research institution of your own choice in Germany. Applicants should have completed their doctorate with distinction within the past 6 years and have published work in prestigious international journals or publishing houses.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Humboldt Foundation

Eligibility:

Scientists and scholars from abroad

What is funded:

The award is intended to sponsor the project headed by the winner at a host institution in Germany (including the necessary equipment and material, personnel, travel expenses etc.). The award is valued at €1.65m

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

End of July in the past

Web page:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html

 

 

OTHER ORGANISATIONS:

 

Lichtenberg Professorships

Outline:

VW Foundation combines support both for individual researchers as well as institutions via the funding initiative “Lichtenberg Professorships”. Outstanding (young) researchers are offered a tenure-track at a university of their choice in Germany, enabling them to carry out independent research in innovative and interdisciplinary areas for longer periods of time.

Research fields:

Innovative fields of research located between the disciplines.

Organisation:

Volkswagen Foundation

Eligibility:

All nationalities.

Young scholars: Candidates should have obtained their PhD within the last four years and should have ample experience of working abroad.

Junior scholars: Candidates should have obtained their PhD within the last seven years and coming or returning to Germany from abroad.

What is funded:

Initially, a five-year period of funding is envisaged with an amount of €0.8 to €1.5m per professorship.

Duration:

5 - 8 years

Deadline:

1 June

Web page:

www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/funding/persons-and-structures/lichtenberg-professorships.html

 

Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Programmes

Outline:

The Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin

Eligibility:

All nationalities.

Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility are specifically encouraged to apply.

What is funded:

Employment contract translates into an annual net salary of approx. €26,500 to €34,400, depending on previous work experience and marital status. Social security and health insurance, total research allowance for the duration of the project of €10,800 for non lab-based/ €16,200 for field trip-based/ €21,600 € for lab-based projects; a monthly mobility allowance of €200 and a one-time travel allowance; a fully funded intensive German course.

Duration:

18 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/promovieren/drs/drs_fellowships/

 

German Chancellor Fellowship

Outline:

Every year the German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders offers up to 50 highly talented young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA an opportunity to spend a year in Germany and to conduct together with their German host a project they have chosen themselves. Each of them selects a suitable host organisation for their stay in Germany.

Research fields:

Politics, business, media, public administration, society and culture

Organisation:

Federal Foreign Office

Eligibility:

Chinese nationals

What is funded:

Monthly fellowship of €2,150 , €2,450 or €2,750 , and other benefits.

Duration:

12 months

Deadline:

Middle September in the past.

Web page:

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/7572934.html

Basic information about Sino-Greek S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

Agreement on S&T Cooperation (1979) between the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs) and MOST.

 

Memorandum Of Understanding Between The Ministry Of Education, Research And Religious Affairs - General Secretariat  For Research And Technology  Of The Hellenic Republic And The Ministry Of Science And Technology  Of The People's Republic Of China  On Science, Technology And Innovation Cooperation (Beijing July 2015)

Main initiatives and programmes

A Joint S&T Cooperation Committee adopts and reviews the working programme of the cooperation.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Renewable energy sources and energy saving, agricultural biotechnology, environment (natural and cultural), transport and communication, health sciences (biology, biotechnology)

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

Joint Laboratory of the Foundation of Foundation for Research and Technology  of Crete and the Palace Museum in Beijing for the use of Greek high technology  in the sector of antiquities conservation. 

 

Funding opportunities

  • Scholarships to Foreigners for Seminars in Modern Greek Language and Culture
  • Foreigners' Fellowships Programme – Educational Scholarships in Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Art
  • Foreigners' Fellowships Programme – Research Grants
  • Greek Government Scholarships to Foreign Citizens

 

EURAXESS Greece

EURAXESS Greece

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Greece; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.euraxess.gr

 

Greek Funding Programmes

Cordis Greece

Outline:

Special information gateway created to provide up-to-date information on important developments taking place in the areas of research, development and innovation

Web page:

cordis.europa.eu/greece/

 

Scholarships to Foreigners for Seminars in Modern Greek Language and Culture

Outline:

The scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece to all foreigners who have a graduate degree from a foreign university in the fields of the Humanities, the Social and Political Sciences to attend courses and seminars in the Modern Greek Language and Culture.

Research fields:

Modern Greek Language and Culture

Organisation:

State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)

Eligibility:

All nationalities except Greek

What is funded:

The scholarship covers accommodation and free meals, tuition fees and relevant costs, free cost emergency medical treatment, a monthly allowance of €150 for personal expenses, €200 for initial expenses

Duration

8 months, each year from October to May

Deadline:

Deadlines in summer, follow website

Web page:

http://www.iky.gr/en/scholarships/foreign-citizens-eng/modern-greek-language-courses

 

 

Foreigners' Fellowships Programme – Educational Scholarships

Outline:

Post-graduate students, PhD candidates. The applicants should be enrolled for a postgraduate course (Master’s, M.Phil., Ph.D) at a University either outside Greece or in Greece. The scholarships are offered for research in Greece only.

Research fields:

Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Art

Organisation:

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Cultural Center Non-Profit Organization

Eligibility:

All nationalities except Greek.

What is funded:

Allowance for PhD holders: €1,500 per month. For post-graduate students, PhD candidates: monthly allowance €1,000.

Duration

5 up to 10 months

Deadline:

January

Web page:

www.onassis.gr/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

 

Foreigners' Fellowships Programme – Research Grants

Outline:

University Professors of all levels, postdoctoral researchers (must be PhD holders) and renowned artists and musicians who wish to visit Greece in order to conduct scholarly research. The proposed research subject should be either directly related to the Greek culture, civilization and history or have an obvious social return for Greece.

Research fields:

Humanities, Social Sciences (excluding Law), Economic Sciences, Art

Organisation:

The Onassis Foundation

Eligibility:

65 countries, incl. China. Greek citizens can be eligible providing they obtained a degree outside of Greece and have been permanently residing outside of Greece for more than 15 years.

What is funded:

For university professors, postdoctoral, artists: A round trip air-ticket (economy class), a monthly allowance of €1,500. For post-graduate students and PhD candidates: A round trip air-ticket (economy class), a monthly allowance of €850.

Duration

3 up to 6 months

Deadline:

January

Web page:

www.onassis.gr/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

 

 

Greek Government Scholarships to Foreign Citizens

Outline:

Post-graduate students, PhD holders

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Ministry of Education and Religion

Eligibility:

22 eligible countries, including China.

What is funded:

For China: Three scholarships for postgraduate studies or for research, with term of 10 months each. €450 for the scholars in postgraduate studies or research; a lump sum allowance of €500 for those who will be settled in Athens , €550 for those who will be settled in the countryside, €150 for travelling expenses. Four scholarships for learning the Greek Language with term of 10 months each are available. The scholarship covers all expenses (tuition fees, residence, nutrition of the scholars, cultural events) except for their travelling expenses to and from the country.

Duration

1 year in case of postgraduate studies and 2 years for a doctorate diploma.

Deadline:

In April (calls in February)

Web page:

www.minedu.gov.gr/english-main/153-scholarships.html

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Hungarian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Between the Government of Hungary and the Government of People’s Republic of China there is an Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation from 2002. For the purpose of implementation of the Agreement, Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation was established, which consist of government representatives and experts designated by each party.
  • The Joint Committee has a meeting in every two years last one was held in Beijing in 2013, next session planned to be held in Hungary, in 2015.
  • Between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences there is an Agreement on Scientific Cooperation from 1984. In 2014 they signed an agreement for developing a “Modern China and Hungary” researchers’ cooperation with the aim of integrating researchers involved in Chinese/Hungarian studies and researchers with Chinese/Hungarian research interests.
  • The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences signed agreement on establishment of joint laboratories in 2014, which is based on the existing exchange of relevant institutions and a strong need to collaborate in designated fields of common interest.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

 

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Information and communication Technologies (ICT), life sciences, including healthcare and medical technologies; bio- and nanotechnology, including the development and application of new materials; energy utilization, including new and renewable energies, as well as development of green technologies; environmental protection, as well as waste and water management; agriculture, including food processing, food safety and security, animal husbandry, fish breeding and farming technologies.

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • Sino-Hungarian Joint Laboratory of Environmental Science, in which the partners are: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan – Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
  • Ongoing discussion on Wigner Physics Institute of HAS – CAS Lanzhou Modern Physics Hungarian Joint Laboratory
  • Modern Applied Physics laboratories with various Chinese partners (Wigner Institute HAS)

Funding opportunities

  • National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) – basic research
  • Hungarian-Chinese S&T Cooperation Projects – hard sciences
  • Hungarian Scholarship Board - full and partial PhD Programme, postgraduate studies, post-doc studies and research scholarships, research stays for high-ranking academics
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Visiting Scientist Programme, “Momentum” Research Programme, Postdoctoral Research Programme, Domus Hungary Scholarship
  • Stipendium Hungaricum

 

 

Sino- Hungarian Joint Research Centers (link)

N/A

 

EURAXESS Hungary

EURAXESS Hungary

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Hungary; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

http://euraxess-hungary.hu/

 

Hungarian Funding Programmes

National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)

Outline:

The purpose all of the annual call is to support basic research of exceptional promise, internationally acknowledged scientific schools lead by excellent scientists and young researchers.

All the regular calls for proposals of OTKA (Types K – Research proposal, PD – Young researcher, NF – Large-scale young researchers, NN – International Cooperation) are open to all researchers who want to do research in Hungary. The principal investigator has to have a PhD degree and an affiliation to a research institution in Hungary at the time of submission.

Research fields:

Basic research

Organisation:

National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Research-related expenses: material expenditure, employment of researchers in the project (doctoral students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers) and other participants; acquisition of instruments, equipment, and research tools; maintaining international scientific relations; presenting research results at conferences; publication costs of research results. Additional payment for the principal investigator can be requested (cannot exceed 25% of the overall expenses of the project). The host institution is entitled to 20% of the direct costs of the research support to cover general expenses (overhead).

Duration

Maximum 4 years

Deadline:

February

Continuous (International Cooperation, Publication)

Web page:

www.otka.hu/en/call-for-proposals

 

Hungarian-Chinese S&T Cooperation Projects (National Innovation Office of Hungary)

Outline:

Additional financing for bilateral S&T collaboration

Research fields:

Hard sciences

Organisation:

National Innovation Office

Eligibility:

Hungarian and Chinese nationality

What is funded:

Research regarding innovative new products and services

Duration

24 months

Deadline:

Call every two years

Web page:

http://www.nih.gov.hu/english

 

Full and Partial PhD Programme (Hungarian Scholarship Board)

Outline:

Full PhD programme (C1) is available for applicants upon successful entrance exam/admission to the respective Hungarian doctoral school where no tuition fee is required. For partial PhD programme (C2), applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at an accredited higher education institution outside Hungary. Age limit is 35 years.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Hungarian Scholarship Board

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

HUF 100,000 stipend per month

Duration

36 months (C1), 10 months (C2)

Deadline:

February

Web page:

http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/C1fullPhDprogramme/tabid/188/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

Postgraduate Studies and Research Scholarship for PhD students (Hungarian Scholarship Board)

Outline:

Available for applicants holding a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, including PhD students who intend to do research for their dissertation and wish to stay in Hungary for less than 10 months. Age limit is 40 years.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Hungarian Scholarship Board

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

HUF 79,200 stipend and HUF 70,000 accommodation allowance per month

Duration

3-21 days or 1-10 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/Bpostgraduatestudiesresearch/tabid/187/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

Postdoctoral Studies and Research Scholarship (Hungarian Scholarship Board)

Outline:

Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree and be under 45 years old.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Hungarian Scholarship Board

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

HUF 118,800 stipend and 80,000 accommodation allowance per month

Duration

1-10 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/Dpostdoctoralstudiesresearch/tabid/190/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

Research Stay for High-ranking Academics (Hungarian Scholarship Board)

Outline:

This call is available for associate professors or high-ranking academics as well as researchers holding minimum a PhD or an equivalent degree. There is no age limit.

Research fields:

All fields

Organisation:

Hungarian Scholarship Board

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

HUF 118,800 stipend and HUF 80,000 accommodation allowance per month

Duration

3-21 days or 1-10 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/Eresearchstay/tabid/191/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

Visiting Scientist Programme (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Outline:

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences awards invitations to distinguished scientists to come to Hungary for the purpose of research work with HAS research groups at the institutes or research centres of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences or with HAS research groups at Hungarian universities, in order to foster their competitiveness.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Monthly amount of HUF 2,500,000 (approx. €8.000/month depending on the rate of exchange) for personal and other expenses

Duration

3-12 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://mta.hu/data/cikk/12/95/44/cikk_129544/2014_ujak/New_version_of_invitation_2015_09_22.pdf

 

“Momentum” Research Programme (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Outline:

The President of the HAS calls for applications to establish research teams from 2014 at MTA research centres and institutes as well as at Hungarian universities. The “Momentum” Programme aims at a dynamic renewal of Hungarian research institutions via attracting as many internationally acclaimed scientists as possible, either by hiring them from abroad or keeping them in Hungary. The mission of the programme is to support excellence and mobility. Its aim is to establish research teams in host institutions to work on new research themes rather than to promote existing ones.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

 All nationalities

What is funded:

Establishing new research group: the minimum amount of financial funding is HUF 20 million per year; the maximum amount of financial funding is HUF 60 million per year.

Duration:

4+1 years

Deadline:

January

Web page:

http://mta.hu/data/cikk/13/00/9/cikk_130009/MTA_LENDULET_2015_EN.pdf

 

Postdoctoral Research Programme (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Outline:

Invitations to Hungarian and foreign scientists to participate in the HAS Postdoctoral Research Programme in research centres and institutes of HAS, subsidized university research groups, and “Momentum” research groups, and in Hungarian universities. The aim of the programme is to provide research opportunity to talented young scientists possessing scientific degrees; to enhance the mobility of researchers, to support the participation of foreign scientists in Hungary-based research, and to encourage the repatriation of young scientists.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Monthly salary of HUF 300,000, yearly single travel and accommodation allowance (European researchers: HUF 600,000, overseas researchers: HUF 1,200,000)

Duration

24 months

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://mta.hu/data/cikk/13/54/36/cikk_135436/postdoctoral_research_programme_call_2015_EN.pdf

 

Domus Hungary Scholarship (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Outline:

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences offers scholarship for scientists working on Hungary-related scientific work in Hungarian to come to Hungary for the purpose of research work, or conference participation.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

Accommodation and living allowance (for senior researchers: HUF 40,000 -160,000; for junior researchers: HUF 30,000-120,000)

Duration

1 week – 3 months

Deadline:

March, October

Web page:

http://mta.hu/cikkek/domus-osztondij-palyazat-2014-135009 (in Hungarian)

 

 

 

Stipendium Hungaricum

Outline:

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme of the Hungarian Government was launched as part of the policy of global opening. The aim of the programme for foreign students is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Ministry of Human Capacities

Eligibility:

Foreign students of eligible nationalities (list online; Chinese eligible)

What is funded:

Undergraduate, graduate studies. Accommodation, monthly stipend and medical insurance.

Duration

3 years (PhD studies)

Deadline:

April in the past

Web page:

www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/

 

Basic information about Sino-Irish S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • The Strategic Partnership for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation between Ireland and China signed in March 2012
  • The Irish Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, signed a memorandum of understanding on Ireland-China Science and Innovation Cooperation with Mr. Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, China, on 27 March 2012

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for research in Ireland. China is one of four designated countries under the SFI International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA).
  • There are currently two ISCA consortia led by University College Dublin (UCD) and National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM).
  • In March 2013, the Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Sean Sherlock TD, together with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ireland, Mr. Luo Linquan, welcomed up to € 1 million of funding over the next 12 months by the Irish Government to advance science and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China.
  • SFI enhanced the ISCA programme in 2013 to provide funding of 24 months, an addition of 12 months on the 2012 call.
  • During 2012 researchers funded by Science Foundation Ireland were involved in almost 60 collaborations with researchers at Chinese research institutes.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Agriculture, food, nanotechnology, biomedical (diagnostics & therapeutics); ICT and health etc

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

A number of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology have cooperation arrangements with counterparts in China including the International College in Health Sciences Innovation with Shenzhen University which has been established by University College Dublin.

Funding opportunities

Irish Research Council

  • Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships

Science Foundation Ireland

  • International Strategic Cooperation Award – China (ISCA)
  • Industry Fellowship
  • Research Professorship Programme
  • President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)
  • Investigators Programme (IVP)

 

EURAXESS Ireland

EURAXESS Ireland

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Ireland; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.euraxess.ie/  

 

Irish Funding Programmes

Irish Research Council - Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowships

Outline:

The Irish Research Council funds excellent researchers across all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary research and engagement with enterprise. The Council facilitates the career development of researchers by funding those at an early stage of their research career to associate with established research teams that have achieved international recognition for their work. Fellows must be affiliated with an eligible Higher Education Institution or an eligible Research Performing Organisation in Ireland.

The Enterprise Partnership Scheme is an innovative initiative where the Irish Research Council links with an Enterprise Partner to award co-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly promising researchers in Ireland.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Irish Research Council

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Up to €45,895 per year – salary, social insurance, pension contribution, direct research support expenses

Duration

24 months

Deadline:

Annually (in earlier calls they opened in March, deadline in June)

Web page:

www.research.ie/funding/postdoctoral-funding

www.facebook.com/irishresearch

 

Irish Research Council - Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships

Outline:

The Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is intended to support suitably qualified applicants at an early stage of their postdoctoral career to associate with established research teams that have achieved international recognition for their work. These Fellowships can be held for either 1 year, in order to prepare a doctoral dissertation for publication through a variety of high quality published outputs, or for 2 years, in order to develop either a new research project or a research project that demonstrates a significant development of the subject of the doctorate through a variety of appropriate, feasible and clear published outputs.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Irish Research Council

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Up to €45,895 per year – salary, social insurance, pension contribution, direct research support expenses

Duration

12 or 24 months

Deadline:

Annually (opens in December)

Web page:

www.research.ie/funding/postdoctoral-funding

www.facebook.com/irishresearch

 

 

SFI International Strategic Cooperation Award – China (ISCA)

Outline:

The International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA) programme supports new and existing research-based collaborations between Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and partner organisations in four designated countries: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan. The award provides the funding to coordinate and carry out a range of activities designed to initiate and/or strengthen academic and associated linkages between one or more of SFI’s eligible research bodies and one or more organisations in one of the four Partner Countries.

There are two consortia coordinating the activities in China:

ISCP China and China Ireland Research

Research fields:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Organisation:

Science Foundation Ireland

Web page:

http://www.sfi.ie/international/isca/china.html

 

 

SFI Industry Fellowship

Outline:

The purpose of the Industry Fellowship Programme is to facilitate exchanges between academia and industry to stimulate excellence through knowledge transfer and training. Fellowships can be awarded to academic researchers wishing to spend time in industry worldwide and to individuals from industry anywhere in the world (including Ireland) wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish Research Body.

Research fields:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Organisation:

Science Foundation Ireland

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

€120,000 direct costs

Duration:

1 to 12 months full time or up to 24 months if part time

Deadline:

Rolling with two assessment rounds per annum

Web page:

www.sfi.ie

 

 

SFI Research Professorship Programme

Outline:

Supports national strategic priorities by assisting research bodies in their recruitment of world-leading researchers for Professorial Chairs, or similar research leadership positions in targeted scientific areas within the Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Energy) sectors.

Research fields:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Organisation:

Science Foundation Ireland

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

Up to €5,000,000

Deadline:

Rolling call

Web page:

www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/open-calls/sfi-research-professorship-programme.html

 

 

 

SFI President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)

Outline:

The aim is to recruit young researchers currently based around the world to carry out their research in Ireland. The award recognises outstanding engineers and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge.

Research fields:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Organisation:

Science Foundation Ireland

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Up to €1,000,000 direct costs

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

Rolling call

Web page:

www.sfi.ie

 

 

SFI Investigators Programme (IVP)

Outline:

The IVP Programme addresses crucial research questions, expands educational and career opportunities in Ireland in science and engineering, and prepares the research community to lead and win in Horizon 2020 and other non-exchequer funding programmes. A major objective of the 2015 IvP call will be to stimulate and catalyse strong participation by Irish researchers in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research framework programme.

Research fields:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For detailed topics see website.

Organisation:

Science Foundation Ireland

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

€400,000-€2,500,000 in direct costs

Duration

4 – 5 years

Deadline:

June in the past.

Web page:

www.sfi.eu

 

http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/open-calls/sfi-investigators-programme-2015.html

 

Basic information about Sino-Italian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • The Executive Program on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Italy and China for the years 2013-2015
  • The CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) has agreements with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of CAS and establishment of a Joint Laboratory (June 2012)
  • General Framework Agreement between CAS and INFN, June 2011
  • Agreement with the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and INFN (December 2009)
  • Agreement on the participation of Italy to the China Seismo-Satellite (CSES) programme for the study of earthquakes from the space signed on September 2013
  • an Agreement between the Italian Space Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) for the realization of a 3D moon mapping project signed on November 2013
  • A technical agreement has been signed between Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics and CNSA for realization for the payloads for CSES satellite signed on January 2014

 

Main initiatives and programmes

Innovation related activities have been established within a structured framework of agreements and joint centres between the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Italian Ministry of Education, Research and University

  • Sino-Italian Innovation Centre for Technology Transfer, Beijing China.
  • Sino-Italian Centre for e-government, Shenzhen, China
  • Sino – Italian Centre for design, Shanghai, China

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Applied basic science (chemistry, mathematics and physics), energy and environment, space and aeronautics, information communication technology; nanotechnology and advanced materials, technologies applied to cultural heritage

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

More than 350 agreements have been signed between Italian and Chinese Universities for collaboration in education and research.

Funding opportunities

  • Government Scholarships and Fellowships for Foreigners
  • Italy – China projects for the exchange of researchers and joint research projects

 

 

Joint Research Centers

Sino-Italian Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Italy

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Italy; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.it

 

Italian Funding Programmes

Other Italy – China projects for the exchange of researchers and joint research projects

Outline:

The Executive Programme for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Italian Republic and the People's Republic of China for 2013-2015 is valid for three years; next call will be in 2015. It supports mobility and high relevance projects in priority areas.

 

Other cooperation is possible through Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Na­tional Research Council of Italy, CNR). Annual calls open through the following bilateral agreements: Agreement CNR – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Agreement CNR – Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), CNR – Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

 

Mobility is also supported through Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and the General Framework Agreement between CAS and INFN, which supports the exchange of senior and junior researchers.

 

Agreement with the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and INFN funds 5 scholarships per year to Chinese researchers to work at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro ed i Laboratori Nazionali del Sud.

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

CNR, INFN, CAS, CAF, CAAS, CIAE

 

Web page:

http://www.ambpechino.esteri.it/

 

 

 

Basic information about Sino-Latvian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

See more at the website of the embassy of Latvia in China http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/china

Funding opportunities

  • Latvian Government Fellowships for Research
  • Latvia Government Scholarship

 

 

EURAXESS Latvia

EURAXESS Latvia

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Latvia; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

euraxess.lv

 

Latvian Funding Programmes

Latvian Government Fellowships for Research

Outline:

Latvian Government Scholarship is for citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement on education and science or offer scholarships for Latvian students. Academic staff of foreign HEIs is eligible.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

Eligibility:

Citizens – academic staff - of many EU countries, Chinese and other nationalities, depending on bilateral co-operation in education and science. Detailed list online.

What is funded:

Allowance €28.46 per day and max. €170.74 for accommodation per month.

Duration:

5 months

Deadline:

May

Web page:

http://www.viaa.gov.lv/eng/international_cooperation/scholarships_gov/fellowships_for_research/

 

 

Latvia Government Scholarship

Outline:

Latvian Government Scholarship is for citizens from countries which have signed an Agreement on education and science or offer scholarships for Latvian students, for students in higher education. Latvian government also sponsors participation at summer schools.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

Eligibility:

Citizens of many EU countries, Chinese and other nationalities, depending on bilateral co-operation in education and science. Detailed list online.

What is funded:

€670 per month

Duration

Up to 11 months

Deadline:

May

Web page:

http://www.viaa.gov.lv/eng/international_cooperation/scholarships_gov/scholarships/

 

Basic information about Sino- Lithuanian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the People's Republic of China on scientific-technological cooperation, signed in April, 1992
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Co-operation in the Field of Culture signed in November, 1993

 

Main initiatives and programmes

The agreement on scientific-technological cooperation includes following measures:

  • Exchange of scientific delegations, individual scientists and specialists;
  • Exchange of scientific-technological information and documentation, samples of the materials and products, know-how and licences;
  • Organization of scientific-technological symposiums and scientific conferences;
  • Implementation of joint projects and scientific works, as well as Exchange of the results of researches and scientific works;
  • Other scientific-technological cooperation methods, mutually agreed.
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The agreement on cooperation in the field of culture includes the following measures:

  • Exchange of scientists, teachers, specialists for lectures or study visits;
  • Granting scholarships according to the needs and possibilities of the other side;
  • Support of the direct contacts and cooperation between the universities of both countries;
  • Support and promotion of the participation of scientists and specialists participation in the science conferences held in both countries.
  • Lithuania 's mobile operator Omnitel, University of Vilnius (Lithuania) and China's Huawei Technologies and the University of Vilnius set up a joint research laboratory in autumn 2011 by signing a cooperation agreement. The laboratory focuses on speech recognition, cloud computing, designing applications and other issues.
  • Lithuania‘s NORTHTOWN technology park signed a cooperation agreement with the EU Innovation Centre Chengdu EUPIC and Chengdu high-tech industrial park. The main cooperation fields are energy sector, IT, high-tech industries and environmental protection in technologies. Main objectives are active communication, cooperation in innovations, trade and investment and other bilateral cooperation.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Energy, environment, ICT

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

  • Short-term Researcher Visits Funding Competition
  • Support to Research Activities of Scientists and other Researchers (Global Grant)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Promotional Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

 

 

EURAXESS Lithuania

EURAXESS Lithuania

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Lithuania; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.lt

 

Lithuanian Funding Programmes

Short-term Researcher Visits Funding Competition

Outline:

European Union Structural Funds project to finance four categories of short-term visits: 3 of them are dedicated to incoming research visits to Lithuania and 1 to outgoing research visits.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Research Council of Lithuania

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

Short-term visits to Lithuanian higher education and research institution for the following visits:

a) participation in the process of doctoral studies (up to 4 days);

b) to lecture or deliver seminars (up to 14 days);

c) for research activity (up to 20 days);

d) Lithuanian researchers can apply for outgoing visit to international scientific event (up to 5 days).

Duration

4–20 days

Deadline:

At least twice per year. In case of incoming visits, application provider is Lithuanian institution.

Web page:

http://www.lmt.lt/en/rnd.html

 

 

Support to Research Activities of Scientists and other Researchers (Global Grant)

Outline:

This scheme provides the implementation of research projects carried out by world-class Lithuanian and foreign scientists and other researchers. Purpose of the programme is to stimulate international-class research conducted by Lithuanian and foreign scientists and support international mobility and stimulate the competitiveness of Lithuanian research. Partnerships composed of independent researcher and/or group of researchers together with research and higher education institutions established in Lithuania.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Research Council of Lithuania

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

World class research projects

Duration

Up to 4 years

Deadline:

Calls expected in spring/summer in the past

Web page:

www.lmt.lt/en/rnd/grant.html

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Outline:

The aim is to establish conditions under which researchers can start independent career. Any higher education institution, research institute, research centre or other research establishments and enterprises in Lithuania can act as a Host Institution.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Research Council of Lithuania

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

Research projects leaded by young independent researchers

Duration

Up to 2 years

Web page:

www.postdoc.lt/en/news

 

 

Promotional Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

Outline:

The aim of the promotional scholarships is to foster scientific and artistic initiatives of doctoral candidates supporting their scientific and creative ideas and research and development activities. There are two types of funding – doctoral scholarship and support for (doctoral) academic visits.

Research fields:

All (including Arts)

Organisation:

Research Council of Lithuania

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

  1. Doctoral scholarships
  2. Academic visits

Deadline:

Doctoral scholarship – annually

Doctoral academic visits - twice per year

Web page:

www.lmt.lt/en/rnd/other/phd_scholarships.html

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Luxemburg S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Bilateral agreement for cultural cooperation signed in 1979 between the People’s Republic of China and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on co-operation in the fields of culture, arts, science, education and sports. The last five-year executive programme was signed in Beijing on 29 November 2005.
  • Under this agreement, several agreements have been signed between the University of Luxembourg and Beijing Renmin University, Shanghai Tongji University as well as Shandong University to provide for students’ and researchers’ exchanges.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Luxinnovation, the national agency for innovation and research assists in providing funding for research, development and innovation activities in Luxembourg. A wide range of financial aids is available to support R&D activities in both the public and the private sector.
  • Academic cooperation schemes, not limited to China are all coordinated by the National Research Fund (FNR) in Luxembourg
  • INTER: the INTER Mobility Programme has been developed as a means to fund research stays abroad from Luxembourg researchers as well as visits to Luxembourg from foreign researchers (6 weeks to 1 year).
  • PEARL: With the PEARL programme, the FNR wishes to provide the institutions with a proactive means to attract internationally recognised senior researchers who will transfer and establish their research programme in Luxembourg in order to accelerate the development of and to strengthen the national research priorities.
  • ERCIM Grants (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) are intended to attract young researchers of post-doctoral level from anywhere in the world to work on a research problem in informatics and mathematics at two research centres in the ERCIM network.
  • AFR: The ‘Aides à la Formation-Recherche’ (AFR) scheme provides grants for PhD and postdoctoral research training. The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated.
  • EURAXESS Luxembourg: Provides research positions & fellowships in Luxembourg; advice & support on mobility to the country.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

ICT, social sciences

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

  • ATTRACT Programme – research mobility grants to Luxembourg
  • PEARL Programme – mobility grants for senior researchers to Luxembourg
  • AFR PhD Grants – PhD research training
  • Public Private Partnerships under AFR – PhD and postdoc training in academic industry collaboration
  • INTER Mobility Programme

 

 

EURAXESS Luxemburg

EURAXESS Luxembourg

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Luxembourg; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.lu/eng/

 

Luxemburg Funding Programmes

ATTRACT Programme

Outline:

The ATTRACT programme by the National Research Fund (FNR) aims to support the Luxembourgish research institutions to expand their competences in strategic research areas by attracting outstanding young researchers with high potential to Luxembourg.

The programme is designed for researchers not yet established in Luxembourg; it offers them the opportunity to set up an independent research team within a public-sector research institution in Luxembourg that is willing to host them. Research proposals should be submitted jointly by the candidate and the host institution which has to provide a clear and attractive career track to the candidate.

 

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

National Research Fund (FNR)

Eligibility:

Projects submitted should be innovative and of high scientific quality. Candidates must be able to show that they have gained a minimum of two and a maximum of eight years professional experience since successful completion of doctoral studies.

What is funded:

Proposals selected under the ATTRACT programme have a lifespan of five years and the financial contribution by the FNR can be up to EUR 1,500,000 or EUR 2,000,000 for ‘Starting Investigators’ or ‘Consolidating Investigators’ respectively. Following a successful final evaluation, the applicant can transition to the next career stage and obtain tenure (if not already the case) and promotion.

Duration

5 years

Deadline:

The National Research Fund launches annual calls for proposals.

Web page:

www.fnr.lu/fr/content/view/full/445

 

 

PEARL Programme

Outline:

The programme aims to attract established senior researchers with excellent track records to Luxembourg. PEARL candidates should be leaders in the field, innovative, creative and possess an outstanding track record that will strengthen Luxembourg’s position in the international world of R&D.

Research fields:

Not formally restricted to specific research fields.

Organisation:

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

The FNR foresees to grant 1 to 2 PEARL awards (EUR 3-4,000,000) per year.

Duration

5 years

Deadline:

PEARL foresees an annual call for proposals with a deadline in mid-October. The exact submission dates will be online.

Web page:

http://www.fnr.lu/fr/calls2/pearl-programme

 

 

AFR PhD Grants

Outline:

The FNR's AFR PhD Grant Scheme (Aides à la Formation-Recherche) provides funding for PhD research training projects in Luxembourg and abroad for up to 4 years.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Aides à la Formation-Recherche

Eligibility:

Applicants must be holders of a University degree allowing them to enter into doctoral training.

The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated.

 

What is funded:

The FNR pays a contribution to the annual salary costs of the Host Institution as follows : 40,154 EUR/year (including employer’s charges)

For AFR beneficiaries without employment contracts, the FNR pays a fellowship of 18,000 EUR / year to the recipients (Option only available outside Luxembourg).

Duration

3 years, 1 year renewal

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.fnr.lu/afr-phd-postdoc-grants/afr-phd-grants

 

Public Private Partnerships under AFR

Outline:

The AFR scheme supports researchers who carry out their PhD and/or postdoc training in collaboration with an accredited company in Luxembourg.

The research project is jointly developed by the AFR candidate, the company and the public partner; it needs to be innovative and create new knowledge.

The company plays an active role in the supervision and the training of the PhD/postdoc researcher.

A contract, specifying the contributions of each partner to the research project, including an agreement on IPR, needs to be concluded between the public research body and the company.

 

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) - Aides à la Formation-Recherche

Eligibility:

To be eligible for support in the framework of a Public Private Partnership under AFR PPP, the collaborating company must be accredited by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Both, the public institution or the company, can be the host institution, i.e. issue the employment contract.

Applicants for a doctoral AFR PPP grant must be holders of a University degree allowing them to enter into doctoral training.

Applicants for a postdoctoral AFR PPP grant are eligible up to 8 years after their PhD. In addition, an international or intersectoral mobility is mandatory, i.e. candidates need to undertake their project in another country or sector in which they were occupied 12 out of 24 months before the submission deadline.

What is funded:

The maximum AFR contribution (including employer’s charges) to a work contract is 62,169 EUR/ year for postdocs and 44,030 EUR/year for PhD candidates it is

Duration:

Max. 2 years for postdocs; Max. 4 years for PhD candidates

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.fnr.lu/fr/afr-phd-postdoc-grants/public-private-partnerships-under-afr

 

 

INTER Mobility Programme

Outline:

The aim of the INTER Mobility Programme is to promote the scientific exchange between research groups of the Luxembourg public research institutions and research groups abroad in order to foster innovative, internationally competitive research and support the exchange of key knowledge and technological know-how. Thus the activities should have a strong impact on the research programme of the Luxembourg research group as well as on the career development of the researcher. The INTER Mobility Programme allows for research stays in both directions (researchers working in Luxembourg to go abroad or for researchers from elsewhere to come to Luxembourg).

FNR intends to support: Post-Docs and senior researchers working in Luxembourg to visit the leading research institutions in the field; The visit of established senior researchers in public research institutions in Luxembourg.

This funding instrument also aims to bridge the gap between the research communities in the public and the private sector. Therefore, secondments to private companies outside of Luxembourg are highly welcome.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Eligibility:

  • The beneficiaries has to be a public institution (e.g. University of Luxembourg or the Luxembourg public research centers), a Luxembourg administration or a public service authorised to undertake R&D activities or technology transfer in their respective fields of activity. The exchange must take place between a Luxembourg public research institution and a foreign public or private institution.

What is funded:

  • Salary costs of the researcher, travel costs between the home country and the host institution for researcher and family. Mobility allowance for researcher and accompanying partner and family, if applicable. This allowance is a flat-rate contribution to cover the personal household, relocation and travel expenses. Overhead costs (for Luxembourg host institution only), other costs (upon justification), e.g. VISA, additional health insurance, child care.

Duration:

  • The minimal duration is 6 weeks. The total cumulated duration of the research stay is limited to 1 year. If justified, the research stay may be split in several intervals of at least 6 weeks each throughout max. three years.

Deadline:

Two calls per year (deadlines January and June)

Web page:

www.fnr.lu/fr/calls2/calls/inter-mobility-programme-call-for-proposals

 

Basic information about Sino- Malta S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Agreement on Scientific and Technological Co-operation between the Government of Malta and the Government of the People’s Republic of China – 2002
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Malta Council of Science and Technology and Harbin Institute of Technology - 2014

 

Main initiatives and programmes

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is the government body responsible for research policy, promoting scientific research, management of the local research funding programme and is the national contact point organisation for Horizon 2020. The Council is active in seeking bi-lateral international collaborations, for the advancement of Research and Innovation, for the mutual benefit of local and foreign partners.

 

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

  • Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020 was approved by Cabinet and launched in June 2014. It is the product of consultation and coordination with a b road range of public, social and private stakeholders. This new strategy aims to achieve three over-arching goals; to build a comprehensive R&I system, strengthen the knowledge base, and achieve smart, flexible specialisation. The process of smart specialisation is a business-driven process encouraging investment in areas complementing the country’s other productive assets in order to create future capability and competitive advantage. Malta has identified 7 areas of smart specialisation; tourism-product development, maritime services, aviation and aerospace, health (with a focus on healthy living and active ageing and e-health), resource-efficient buildings, high value-added manufacturing, and aquaculture. It is also focusing on ICT as a horizontal enabler.

 

The implementation of the strategy will be achieved through the development of a rolling R&I Action Plan, which is a complementary document that will identify specific measures to address the action lines under each of the three goals of the new Strategy. The Action Plan, like the Strategy, is championed by MCST but is a national document that requires the involvement of all entities and stakeholders, to reduce fragmentation in R&I and identify synergies. The aim is to launch the Action Plan by mid-2015 and through this document, contribute to the achievement of the 2020 targets proposed in the Strategy, including the R&D target of 2% of GDP.

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

 

 

EURAXESS Malta

EURAXESS Malta

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Malta; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.org.mt/

 

Basic information about Sino-Dutch S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

The following bilateral agreements between the national governments of China and the Netherlands have been signed in the field of science and innovation:

  • MoU on Commercial Aerospace between Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands (2015)
  • MoU on Cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes between China National Space Administration and Netherlands Space Office (2015)
  • MoU on educational and scientific cooperation and exchange between the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands with the Chinese Ministry of Education (2014)
  • MoU on scientific cooperation and exchange between the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • MoU on scientific cooperation and exchange between the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2014)
  • MoU on cooperation in the field of innovation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of the Netherlands with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (2012)
  • MoU on scientific cooperation and exchange between the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (2011)

Main initiatives and programmes

  • China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP)
  • Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances (PSA)

 

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Energy, environment, health, High Tech Systems & Materials, food, biotech, agriculture, social sciences, materials, aerospace and transport

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • TUDelft Beijing Research Institute, Beijing
  • Sino-Dutch International Open Lab on Genomics of Horticultural Crops, Beijing
  • Sino-Dutch Livestock Waste Recycling Center, Beijing
  • Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre, Beijing
  • Sino-Holland Joint-Laboratory of Space Optical Instruments, Beijing
  • Joint Research Lab of Device Integrated Responsive Materials, Guangzhou
  • South China University of Technology – Delft University of Technology, Joint Research Centre (JRC) on Urban Systems & Environment, Guangzhou
  • SIMIT-IMEC Joint Initiative on Internet of Things, Shanghai
  • Dutch Studies Centre Fudan-Groningen, Shanghai
  • Fudan Erasmus Research Institute in Medicine (FERIM), Shanghai
  • Hohai-TU Delft Water Research Centre, Nanjing
  • SIMIT-IMEC Joint Laboratory on Internet of Things, Shanghai
  • Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School (BMIE), Shenyang
  • Sino Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine (SD PPM), Dalian
  • Sino-Dutch International Business Centre (SDIBC), Nanjing

Funding opportunities

  • NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
  • NWO Visitors Travel Grant
  • China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) - Joint Research project and Dialogue Seminars
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - China Exchange Programme (CEP) and Visiting Professors Programme (VPP)
  • NWO-NSFC Co-operation – Joint Research Projects
  • Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances (PSA)
  • Lorentz Centre – Workshops in Natural Sciences and Lorentz Fellowships
  • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships

 

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino- Dutch Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Netherlands

 

EURAXESS Netherlands

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in the Netherlands; advice and support on mobility to the country.

 

 

 

 

Web page:

http://www.euraxess.nl/

 

 

 

Dutch Funding Programmes

 

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme

Outline:

 

To promote innovation in the academic research field. The scheme is

 

 

directed at providing encouragement for individual researchers and gives

 

 

talented, creative researchers the opportunity to conduct their own research

 

 

programme independently.

 

 

 

Research Field:

 

Any

 

 

 

Organisation:

 

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

 

 

 

Eligibility:

 

Researchers from abroad may apply

 

 

 

What is funded:

 

- Veni grants: 3 years.

 

 

- Vidi grants: 5 years.

 

 

- Vici grants: 5 years.

 

 

 

Duration:

 

- Veni grants are open for applications from researchers who have recently

 

 

taken their PhD, to allow them to continue to develop their ideas. Funding

 

 

up to a maximum of € 250,000.

 

 

- Vidi grants are for researchers who want to develop their own innovative

 

 

line of research and appoint one or more researchers. Funding up to a

 

 

maximum of € 800,000.

 

 

- Vici grants are for senior researchers to build their own research group.

 

 

Funding up to a maximum of € 1,500,000.

 

 

 

Deadline:

 

Veni: January.

 

 

Vidi: October.

 

 

Vici: Pre-proposals March, applications August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web page:

 

http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWO Visitors Travel Grant

Outline:

Researchers in The Netherlands can apply for a visitors grant for the benefit

 

of highly qualified foreign senior researchers holding a PhD for a stay in The

 

Netherlands of a maximum duration of 12 months.

 

 

Research Fields:

All

 

 

Organisation:

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

 

 

Eligibility:

Researchers from abroad may apply

 

 

What is funded:

A contribution towards accommodation costs, and international travel costs

 

 

Duration:

Up to 12 months

 

 

Deadline:

Applications can be submitted whole year round; processing time is no longer

 

than 5 months.

 

 

Web page:

www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/visitors-travel-grant/visitors-travel-grant.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP),

 

 

Joint Research Projects

Outline:

The China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme

 

(JSTP) aims at stimulating sustainable research collaboration. Research

 

teams of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with a senior Principal Investigator

 

on both the Dutch and the Chinese side can apply for funding for Joint

 

Research Projects.

 

 

Research Fields:

Decided annually for each call

 

 

Organisations:

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); Netherlands

Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); Ministry of Science and

Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MoST); Ministry of Education

of the People’s Republic of China (MoE); Chinese Academy of Sciences

(CAS); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

Netherlands-based and Chinese researchers

 

 

What is funded:

5 joint research projects per year. Around € 1,500,000 per annual call on the

 

Dutch side, matched on the Chinese side

Duration:

Projects funded have a duration of 3 to 4 years

 

 

Deadline:

Annual – the sixth and final call will be in 2015

 

 

Web page:

http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-china---joint-scientific-thematic-research-programme-jstp/index.html

 

 

 

 

China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP),

 

Dialogue Seminars

 

Outline:

The China-Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme

 

 

(JSTP) aims at stimulating sustainable research collaboration. Research

 

 

teams of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with a senior Principal Investigator

 

 

on both the Dutch and the Chinese side can apply for funding for Dialogue

 

 

Seminars.

 

 

 

 

Research Fields:

Any

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation:

Royal

 

 

Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); Netherlands

 

 

Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); Ministry of Science and

 

 

Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MoST); Ministry of Education

 

 

of the People’s Republic of China (MoE); Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

 

(CAS); Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

Netherlands-based and Chinese researchers

 

 

 

 

What is funded:

Joint seminars, with 10 to 15 participating scientists from each side. The

 

 

maximum financial contribution to an individual seminar will comprise up to €

 

 

30,000. Budget covers funding for 2-3 Dialogue seminars per

 

 

year

 

Duration:

Seminars

 

 

 

 

Deadline:

Annual– the sixth and final call will be in 2015

 

 

 

 

Web page:

http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-china---joint-scientific-thematic-research-programme-jstp/cooperation-china---joint-scientific-thematic-research-programme-jstp---dialogue-seminars/cooperation-china---joint-scientific-thematic-research-programme-jstp---dialogue-seminars.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNAW China Exchange Programme (CEP)

 

Outline:

 

The China Exchange Programme supports cooperation between Chinese

 

 

 

and Dutch researchers by subsidising exchanges of senior researchers and

 

 

 

joint research projects. The programme offers grants for individual senior

 

 

 

researchers who wish to lecture and conduct research in China. The intention

 

 

 

of the visit should be to establish long-term cooperation in the form of a joint

 

 

 

research project. The programme also provides financial support for Dutch

 

 

 

universities, research institutes, laboratories, or research groups wishing to

 

 

 

carry out a joint research project with Chinese counterparts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Fields:

 

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation:

 

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligiblity:

 

Dutch senior researchers working for a research organisation or a faculty,

 

 

 

 

 

 

research institute or laboratory in the Netherlands; Chinese researchers

 

 

 

working for MOE, CAS or CASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is funded:

 

The total annual budget is EUR 540,000. The programme helps cover the

 

 

 

 

 

 

following costs:

 

 

 

Travel (Dutch researchers going to China)

 

 

 

Accommodation (Chinese researchers staying in the Netherlands)

 

 

 

Material in the Netherlands (Joint Research Projects only)

 

 

 

Field work in China (Joint Research Projects only)

 

 

 

 

 

Duration:

 

Joint research projects: 3 years (max. stay in the Netherlands 2 years)

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline:

 

Temporarily closed (expected to open in Spring 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

Web page:

 

www.knaw.nl/en/international/scientific-cooperation-with-china/china-exchange-programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Professors Programme (VPP)

Outline:

The Visiting Professors Programme enables outstanding foreign researchers

 

to spend time working in the Netherlands. The programme acts as an

 

incentive for Dutch science and scholarship.

 

 

Research Fields:

All

 

 

Organisation:

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

 

 

Eligilibility:

Non-Dutch

 

 

What is funded:

The Academy funds a research budget and covers the Visiting Professor’s

 

travel and accommodation expenses. The Dutch university acts as the host

 

organisation.

Duration:

 One year

 

 

Dealine:

Annual, see online

 

 

Web page:

http://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/subsidies/visiting-professors-programme-vpp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWO-NSFC Co-operation

Outline:

The programme gives Chinese researchers the opportunity of a short stay in

 

the Netherlands and Dutch researchers the chance to visit China. The

 

programme also funds joint seminars held in China or The

 

Netherlands. Visit for a short stay in China must take place in the context of a

 

research programme receiving a grant from NSFC.

 

 

Research Fields:

All sciences except the social sciences and the humanities

 

 

Organisation:

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); National Natural

 

Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

 

 

Eligibility:

Netherlands-based researchers, Chinese researchers

 

 

What is funded:

International travel costs, and local travel and subsistence costs for a stay in

 

China of between 1 and 3 months can be applied for. For a bilateral joint

 

seminar a contribution to the costs can be requested.

Duration:

1 to 3 months

 

 

Deadline:

Continuous

 

 

Web page:

www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-china-nsfc/cooperation-china-nsfc---travel-and-subsistence-costs-seminars/cooperation-china-nsfc---travel-and-subsistence-costs-seminars.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

NWO-NSFC Programme, Joint Research Projects

Outline:

The NWO-NSFC Programme aims at stimulating sustainable research collaboration. Research teams of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with a senior Principal Investigator on both the Chinese and the Dutch side, can apply for funding for Joint research Projects.

 

 

 

 

Research Fields:

All sciences except the humanities

 

 

Organisation:

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); National Natural

 

Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

 

 

Eligibility:

Netherlands-based researchers, Chinese researchers

 

 

What is funded:

A minimum of 5 joint research projects per year. Around € 1,500,00 per annual call on the

Dutch side, matched on the Chinese side

 

 

 

 

 

Duration:

Projects funded have a duration of 3 to 4 years.

 

 

Deadlines:

Annual call

 

 

Web page:

http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-china-nsfc/index.html

 

 

Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances (PSA)

Outline:

 

The programme aims to establish a new form of

 

 

structural long-term scientific cooperation. The “Strategic Scientific

 

 

Alliances” are of mutual benefit to the Netherlands and China. Projects are

 

 

limited to a number of priority research fields.

 

 

 

Research Fields:

 

Material sciences, Biotechnology/drug research, and Environmental science

 

 

 

Organisation:

 

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

 

Netherlands-based researchers, Chinese researchers

 

 

 

What is funded:

 

Travel expenses and cost of living involved in the exchange of scholars

 

 

  • Cost of consumables essential to the research

 

 

  • Cost of fieldwork

 

 

  • Bilateral workshops, symposia and conferences

 

 

  • Appointment of post-docs

 

 

  • Appointment of PhD students (only in the programme and strategic

 

 

  • alliances phases)

 

 

 

Duration:

 

2000 – 2017

 

 

 

Deadline:

 

A call opens in 2015 (only open to projects in the programme phase)

 

 

 

Web page:

 

www.knaw.nl/en/international/scientific-cooperation-with-china/programme-strategic-scientific-alliances/programme-strategic-scientific-alliances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorentz Center

 

Outline:

The Lorentz Center, located at Leiden University, is an international centre

 

 

that was set up to organise interactive workshops within the natural sciences.

 

 

One special aspect is the possibility to organise workshops that bring natural

 

 

scientists into contact with researchers from the humanities and social

 

 

sciences.

 

 

 

 

Research Fields:

Natural sciences

 

 

 

 

Organisation:

NWO Divisions for Earth and Life Sciences (ALW), Chemical Sciences (CW),

 

 

 

 

Physical Sciences (EW), Humanities (GW), Social Sciences (MaGW),

 

 

Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), FOM Foundation, Ministry of

 

 

Education, Culture and Science, Leiden University.

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

Researchers from abroad may apply.

 

 

 

 

What is funded:

Organisation of international workshops and (a part of) their financial support

 

 

 

 

and Lorentz Fellowships (through NIAS).

 

 

 

 

Duration:

Workshop: 4-5 days; NIAS-fellowship: 5-10 months

 

 

 

 

Deadline:

 Call for NIAS-Lorentz Theme-Group applications 2016-17:

1 March - Deadline to submit NLTG Pre-proposals15 May - Deadline to submit NLTG Full Proposals. Call for NLW applications at the Lorentz Center: Proposals for NIAS-Lorentz Interdisciplinary Workshops are invited (for deadlines, check online)

 

 

 

 

Web page:

 

www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/co-sponsored-fellowships/nias-lorentz-program/overzicht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIAS Fellowships

Outline:

 

NIAS Fellows are selected from prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to their field. At least 3 years of post-Ph.D. degree academic experience is a prerequisite for eligibility.

 

 

Research Fields:

 

 Humanities and social sciences

 

 

Organisation:

 

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

 

 

Eligibility:

 

All nationalities

 

 

What is funded:

 

Residential fellowship (for more information, see “What NIAS offers” at http://www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/what-nias-offers

 

 

Deadline:

Annually, in January (deadline April for non-Dutch scholars)

 

 

Web page:

http://www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/individual-fellowships

 

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Polish S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Agreement on Cooperation the Field of Mutual Recognition of Certificates and products conformity signed between Polish Centre for Testing and Certification and State Administration of Export and Import Permits of People’s Republic of China signed in 1995
  • Agreement on S&T Cooperation between Ministry of Science of the Republic of Poland and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China signed in 1995.
  • Agreement between the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland and Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in the Framework of Polish – Chinese Centre of Agricultural Science and Technology signed in 2004
  • Agreement between the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the area of higher education singed in 2011.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Polish – Chinese Centre of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • The China –Poland Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee convenes every two year. The 35th Session of Poland-China Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee was held in Beijing on 21 November 2012.
  • Individual agreements between universities and research institutions
  • Cooperation agreement between University of Zhengzhou and Łodz University in Poland. Planned International College waiting for Ministry of Education of China approval.
  • Cooperation between Patent Office of Poland and State Intellectual Property Office in the field of patent law and protection of patents.
  • Polish Academy of Sciences initiative of establishing an Academy station in Beijing
  • Participation in seminar Innovation & Technology Cooperation and International Technology Transfer organized by Shanghai Co-Way International Technology Transfer in Shanghai in 18.05.2014 – 01.06.2014
  • Successful launch from Taiyuan Space Centre of Polish scientific satellite BRITE-Pl Heweliusz - cooperation between China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Organization in Beijing of the exhibition “New Technologies – Discover Poland.
  • Presentation of chosen scientific inventions (graphen, nanocomposites, microbioreactors, hybrid robot, vibrotermography) at the seminar Innovation & Technology Cooperation and International Technology Transfer either at the seminar organized during “New Technologies – Discover Poland” .
  • Organization of a “Road Show” presenting Polish technological and systemic solutions in environmental protection.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

The most promoted areas of cooperation: biotechnology, biochemistry, genetical engineering, ICT, medical and pharmaceutical engineering, agricultural technology, clean energy, nanotechnology

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

  • Ideas for Poland – for ERC starting grantees
  • FNP Prize - Individual prize for eminent researchers
  • START - Stipends for young researchers
  • KOLUMB – Supporting Grants
  • SKILLS – INTERNSHIP - internship at a research performing organisation or a company abroad
  • Thesaurus Poloniae – research connected with Polish heritage (PhD or advanced)
  • HARMONIA – specific collaboration for scientists

 

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino- Polish Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Poland

EURAXESS Poland

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Poland; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.euraxess.pl

 

Polish Funding Programmes

Ideas for Poland

Outline:

Offer for winners of theERC Starting Grantscompetition who intend to pursue scientific research in Poland.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Foundation for Polish Science

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

The subsidies consist of a scientific scholarship for the winner - up to PLN 10,000 / month

Duration:

Up to 3 years

Deadline:

Continuous, application accepted on a rolling basis

Web page:

www.fnp.org.pl/en/oferta/ideas-for-poland/

 

 

FNP Prize

Outline:

Individual prize for eminent researchers for their outstanding achievements or discoveries. Candidates submitted for the Prize should be Polish scientists working in Poland or outside its borders, provided they maintain vivid and ongoing scientific contacts with Poland, documented by joint research and publications. Participants submitted to the contest may also include foreign scientists working in Poland, provided their achievement has been realized within the territory of the Republic of Poland as well as foreigners dealing with matters pertaining to Poland.

Research fields:

Four categories: Life Sciences, Chemical and Material Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Organisation:

Foundation for Polish science

Eligibility:

Polish nationality (or foreigners dealing with matters related to Poland)

What is funded:

In 2013, PLN 200,000

Deadline:

January

Web page:

http://www.fnp.org.pl/en/oferta/the-fnp-prize/

 

 

 

START

Outline:

Stipends for young researchers (PhD candidates or PhD graduates from Poland or foreign), at the outset of their career, who have already achieved some success in their field.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Foundation for Polish Science

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

PLN 28,000.

Duration:

One year, once renewable

Deadline:

October

Web page:

http://www.fnp.org.pl/en/oferta/start-3/

 

 

KOLUMB – Supporting Grants

Outline:

The programme is an additional offer for the KOLUMB programme laureates (till 2009 edition). The aim of the grant is to enable young researchers to take a full advantage of gained knowledge and skills during the further work in Polish research institutions. Support Grants are for scholarship holders returning from foreign placements funded by the FNP.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

Eligibility:

FNP laureates

What is funded:

Return grant is PLN 40,000

Deadline:

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Web page:

www.fnp.org.pl/en/oferta/kolumb-granty-wspomagajace/

 

 

 

 

SKILLS – INTERNSHIP

Outline:

The programme’s aim is to enable researchers from Poland to improve their work skills by completing an internship at a research performing organisation or a company abroad. Research project management, research team management, interdisciplinary collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

Eligibility:

PhD candidates at Polish research performing organisations (residing in Poland), graduates of PhD studies (up to 12 months after being awarded their doctoral degree), researchers residing in Poland and employed at a Polish research performing organisation.

What is funded:

An internship lasting takes place in a foreign research unit or a company. Monthly living allowance (€1555, a country correction coefficient applies), monthly mobility allowance (€600 ) refund of the bench fee costs up to €650 per month if applicable.

Duration:

1 – 6 months

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; the selection procedure takes place approx. every 3 months.

Web page:

www.fnp.org.pl/en/oferta/skills-praxis/

 

 

Thesaurus Poloniae

Outline:

The programme is for PhD candidates (Programme Junior) and experienced researchers (Programme Senior) not residing in Poland who conduct research connected with Polish heritage.

Research fields:

History, culture and multicultural heritage of Poland and Central Europe

Organisation:

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE IN KRAKOW, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

Eligibility:

Any nationality except for Polish

What is funded:

PLN 3,500 / €770 per months - Senior Programme; 2500 PLN/ €550 - Junior Programme) and a one-time grant, paid with the first scholarship , awarded for the purchase of books and teaching aids (1,500 PLN / €330 ), apartment in central Krakow

Duration:

6 weeks - 3 months

Deadline:

May-June and November-December

Web page:

www.mck.krakow.pl/page/thesaurus-poloniae-1

HARMONIA

Outline:

HARMONIA is a funding opportunity designed for scientists wanting to carry out research in the following forms:

  • in cooperation with foreign partners,
  • within the framework of international programmes or initiatives announced under bi- or multilateral cooperation,
  • utilising large-scale international research infrastructure

Foreign project partners must be financed by organisations funding research in the country of their residence or from other sources.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

NCN (National Science Centre)

Eligibility:

The NCN grantee must be employed at a Polish host institution.

What is funded:

Grant up to PLN 2 million

Duration:

12 – 36 months

Deadline:

Annually

Web page:

www.ncn.gov.pl/finansowanie-nauki/konkursy/typy/4?language=en

     

 

 

Basic information about Sino Portuguese S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation of April 13th 1993;

MoU signed by Portuguese Minister of Education and Science Nuno Crato and Minister of S&T Wan Gang in 2012;

Protocol between MEC Nuno Crato and MoST Wan Gang on Marine Sciences signed in 2014;

MoU on cooperation in the Marine Sector signed by Minister of Sea Ana Paula Vitorino and President of SOA Wang Hong, 2016.

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, which met for the 7th time in 2013 (FCT-MoST).
  • Work Plan for the Promotion for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, 2015-2020 (FCT-NSFC).
  • Joint calls: cooperation between Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and MoST.
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FCT and NSFC in Ocean Sciences.
  • Joint calls: cooperation between FCT, MoST and Zhejiang University in Advanced Materials.
  • Joint research: “Biofunctional Coatings for Cardiovascular Interventional Devices”, 2014-2016 (Biomedical Engineering Institute of the University of Porto-University of Zhejiang).
  • Joint research: Cooperation Protocol covering scientific research (Institute of Materia Medica of Shanghai-Minho University) signed in 2014.
  • Joint research: MoU between the Institute of Microbiology, World Data Centre of Microorganisms and University of Minho signed in 2014.

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Cellular and Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Materials and Nanotechnologies; Health Sciences; Agrotech; Ocean Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; Software and Computers; Energy, Ecology and Environment.

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • “Portugal-China Joint Innovation Centre for Advanced Materials” (JICAM), Hangzhou, FCT-Zhejiang Univ., since 2013.
  •  “Centro de Investigação em Energia” (R&D Nester), Sacavém, REN-SGCC, since 2014.
  • “New Energy World” (NEW), Lisbon and Shanghai, EDP-CTG, since 2015.
  • “Sino-Portuguese Center for Ocean Research & Innovation” (Sinoport), Shanghai, Algarve Univ.-SHOU in preparation.

Funding opportunities

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/cooptrans/china/index.phtml.en

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino- Portuguese Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Portugal

EURAXESS Portugal

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Portugal; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.pt

 

Portuguese Funding Programmes

Individual PhD Studentships

Outline:

The grants target holders of a university degree who are accepted as doctoral students in a Portuguese or foreign university.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

A monthly maintenance allowance is awarded, the amount of which is determined by whether the grant recipient carries out his/her work in Portugal or abroad. In Portugal: €980 (2014 amount); abroad: €1,710 (2014 amount)

Duration:

One year, renewable for up to 4 years.

Deadline:

Calls between August and September.

Web page:

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en

 

PhD Studentships in Industry

Outline:

The grants support graduates who wish to carry out research projects leading to a PhD in an industry setting.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

A monthly maintenance allowance is awarded, in Portugal: €980 (2014 amount); abroad: €1,710 (2014 amount)

Duration:

One year, renewable for up to 4 years.

Deadline:

Calls between August and September

Web page:

www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Outline:

The Postdoctoral Grants are intended for individuals who have completed a doctoral degree, less than six years ago, in order to carry out advanced research in Portuguese or foreign scientific institutes of recognized merit.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

A monthly maintenance allowance is awarded, in Portugal: €1,495 (2014 amount); abroad: €2,245 (2014 amount)

Duration:

These grants are, in principle, one year in length, renewable for up to a total of six years, provided a positive evaluation is received in the evaluation at the end of the first three years and cannot be awarded for periods of less than three consecutive months.

Deadline:

Calls between August and September, deadline February

Web page:

www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en

 

Invited Scientist Grant

Outline:

Designed for university professors or researchers with scientific curriculum of notable merit for the purpose of carrying out activities in Portuguese science and technology institutions.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

Monthly allowance of €2,650 (2014 amount)

Duration:

Can vary from 1 month up to 3 years

Deadline:

Annually

Web page:

www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/index.phtml.en

 

Sabbatical Leaves

Outline:

Grants (BOLSAS DE LICENÇA SABÁTICA) are designed for holders of doctoral degrees on sabbatical leave for the purpose of carrying out research at foreign universities.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Monthly allowance of €750 (2014)

Duration:

3 months – 1 year

Deadline:

Permanently open

Web page:

www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/bsab.phtml.en

 

Carnegie Mellon/Portugal Doctoral Programme Scholarship

Outline:

PhD Scholarships taking place in Portugal and at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Doctoral students carry their studies both in Portugal and in the United States, and are co-advised by faculty at Carnegie Mellon and the respective Portuguese faculty. Graduates of the programme receive dual degrees awarded by Carnegie Mellon and by the Portugal university they attend.

Research fields:

Programmes available in Computer Science; Computer Science - Robotics; Software Engineering; Electric and Computer Engineering; Human Computer Interaction; Language Technologies; Applied Mathematics; Technological Change and Entrepreneurship; Engineering Public Policy.

Organisation:

FCT/CMU Partnership

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

In Portugal, the student is covered by the FCT scholarship contract. The amount of scholarship is defined by FCT and includes the tuitions for the Portuguese University.

When at Carnegie Mellon the stipend of the student is covered by a different contract with Carnegie Mellon, which is funded by FCT. The total value of the scholarship is defined by the home department at Carnegie Mellon and includes the stipends, fees and tuitions. The ICTI@CMU Office transfers FCT funds to the home department to cover the expenses for students while there.

Duration:

Candidates should consult the Webpage to learn about the expected duration of each program.

Deadline:

Calls between October and January.

Web page:

http://www.cmuportugal.org

 

 

Others

Outline:

Other Portuguese Institutions have Scholarship and Fellowship programmes available, namely the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) Research Fellowship Programme and the Porto University S&T Fellowship Programme China.

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Romanian S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Agreement between the Government and Romania and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, signed in June 2008 and implemented by the Romanian Ministry of National Education and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).
  • The Romanian-Chinese Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation has been meeting regularly every 2 years since 1953.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • 26 joint research projects currently under development within the Joint Committee framework.
  • Bilateral arrangements between research institutes, universities, and academia in Romania and China
  • Mobility schemes (scholarship programs for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers).

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

There are no specific priority fields in relation to the calls for proposals for the Romanian-Chinese R&D S&T cooperation. Most of the joint research projects developed under the Joint Committee are in the fields of material sciences, biology, agriculture and food, new breeds, energy and environment.

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

In August 2013, the first Joint Green Innovation Park was established in Romania, with the aim of building a bio-reactor for the city of Avrig.

Funding opportunities

PhD Scholarships for International Students offered by Romanian government

 

EURAXESS Romania

EURAXESS Romania

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Romania; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.gov.ro/en/

 

Romanian Funding Programmes

PhD Scholarships for International Students

Outline:

The Romanian government yearly offers scholarships for prospective students who wish to undertake undergraduate, graduate or doctoral studies in Romania.

Research fields:

Priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts, music.

Organisation:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of National Education (MNE)

Eligibility:

Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements

What is funded:

Tuition, accommodation and monthly payment

Duration:

3-4 years

Deadline:

15 March 2015

Web page:

http://www.mae.ro/en/node/10251

 

Basic information about Sino- Slovak Republic S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • Agreement in the field of Customs Between Slovakia and China
  • Agreement about Mutual Protection of Investments
  • Agreement about Technical and Economic Cooperation
  • Agreement about Providing of the Experts in Foreign Trade
  • Agreement about Long-term Economic and R&D cooperation
  • Agreement about R&D cooperation
  • Memorandum about understanding and cooperation by the inspections of the machinery products between relevant institutions

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Connecting businesses
  • Organizing trade seminars
  • Connecting investors

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Machinery, tourism, food industry, culture

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

R&D Institute – Mesnac

Funding opportunities

  • Slovak Government Incoming Scholarship
  • Slovak Government Outgoing Scholarship

 

 

EURAXESS Slovak Republic

EURAXESS Slovakia

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Slovakia; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.sk/en

 

Slovak Republic  Funding Programmes

Slovak Government Incoming Scholarship

Outline:

This programme is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers or artists to stay at Slovak universities and research institutions.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Slovak Academic Information Agency

Eligibility:

Any nationality except for Slovak. List of eligible nationalities online (EU Member States, China, others)

What is funded:

University students: €350/month

PhD students: €580/month

University teacher/researcher/artist: €580, €850 or €1,000 /month)

Duration:

1-12 months

Deadline:

April

Web page:

www.scholarships.sk/en/

 

Slovak Government Outgoing Scholarship

Outline:

This programme is intended to support mobility of Slovak Master students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to carry out research in universities and research institutions abroad. It also supports travel grants related to study, research, artistic or teaching stays abroad.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Slovak Academic Information Agency

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

Scholarships and travel grant. The amount of a scholarship is set for every country individually. It shall cover average living costs during scholarship stay - for China, the amount is USD 700 for students and USD 900 for PhDs…

Duration:

1-12 months

Deadline:

April and October

Web page:

www.scholarships.sk/en/

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Slovenia S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • “Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China” signed in 1993.

The joint Chinese-Slovenian Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee convenes every two years and is responsible for approving jointly funded projects for the following two years (biannual cooperation program). The funding in most cases covers only the exchange of personnel for up to 14 days. The last, 11th meeting of the joint committee was held in Nanjing on 9th November 2016. The counterparts on both sides are the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China; both parties will co-finance 22 bilateral research projects for the period 2017-2018.  Both Parties discussed the possibilities of upgrading bilateral cooperation (mobility projects) in the form of research projects where the Parties, along with mobility, could finance research activities.

 

  • In 2003, the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences signed an “Agreement on Scientific Cooperation”. The cooperation covers mostly the exchange of visits and is open to all scientists in all research institutes under CASS and to all scientists in all research institutes and universities in Slovenia.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Slovenian and Chinese researchers are jointly collaborating in several projects of the EU 7th Framework programme for RTD in different domains such as Environment, ICT, KBBE, Energy, Health, SSH. In the ongoing Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020) Slovenian and China institutions cooperate in 5 projects.
  • Although China is not a member of the EU programme COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), Chinese researchers may participate in COST actions on institutional basis (via their research organisations that are invited to join) and have collaborated in at least 7 COST actions with Slovenian researchers.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

  • The “Research and Innovation Strategy of Slovenia 2011-2020” aims to exceed mere mobility in the framework of bilateral cooperation and upgrade it by 2020, with special regards to the priority countries defined in Slovenia’s foreign policy. It as well explicitly states that bilateral cooperation will be directed towards BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), that are becoming new world centres of R&D.
  • Slovenia strongly supports the set priorities of the Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation (SFIC-Configuration of EU Council) which defines a strategic way to approach China in the domain of R&D.
  • In recent years there was a relatively successful bilateral cooperation in the area of Karst (limestone region) research – re-cultivation of the karst regions in Chinese provinces of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou.

 

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China – exchange of personnel

 

Bilateral Scholarships for Foreign Students (Agreement on Cooperation in Education, Culture and Science which , Program of cooperation in education and culture for the period 2016 – 2020 which is in the final stage of coordination between the two governments. The program includes the exchange of 6 scholarships (previously there were 4)).

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino- Slovenia Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Slovenia

EURAXESS Slovenia

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Slovenia; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.euraxess.si/en/

 

Slovenia Funding Programmes

Bilateral Scholarships for Foreign Students

Outline:

The scholarships, offered on the basis of bilateral agreements with several countries, offer short time study stay or a research visit, usually by doctoral students or candidates, to pursue an independent research at the host institution depending on their qualifications and preferences. The age limit of the applicant for a study stay is 26 and 30 years for research visit.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia

Eligibility:

Nationals of certain countries, including China

What is funded:

Monthly allowance (€286), accommodation, basic insurance

Deadline:

March

Web page:

www2.cmepius.si/en/higher-education/bilateral_s.aspx

 

 

Basic information about Sino-Spanish S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Kingdom of Spain and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China signed in Madrid on March 24th, 2011.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Innovation program – CHINEKA – between CDTI (Centre for the Development of industrial Technology) and TORCH (Chinese institute for High Industrial Technology)
  • Cooperation agreements for joint research & expert’s mobility between the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Chinese CAS and NSFC.
  • A MoU was signed in 2011 between the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, the Beijing International Center of Mathematical Research, the Chern Institute of Mathematics and the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT-CSIC) for cooperation in the field of Mathematics and its Applications.
  • Under an agreement signed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR), the IDAE (Institute for the Diversification and Energy Saving, depending on MINETUR) has signed the Sino-Spanish Cooperation Working Plan on Renewable Energies with the Energy Research Institute of China (ERI), involving the IDAE, the CENER (linked to the MINECO through CIEMAT) and the Spanish Electric Network.
  • In 2011 two Forums were celebrated in Beijing: the Sino-Spanish Forum on Renewable Energy, as a joint activity of CIEMAT and the MOST, and the Forum on Technological Cooperation, under the agreement TORCH-CDTI, on biotechnology, food, and tool-machinery.
  • Important agreements have been signed to mutually recognize the academic degrees and diplomas issued by the Education ministries of both countries, this measure can help in fostering expert mobility and educational exchanges between research institutions, universities and enterprises.  

 

In addition, in the high-level meeting held in 2013 for the follow-up of the Spanish-Chinese cooperation in R&D and innovation, both parties agreed to explore new ways of mutual aid such as the coordination of Scientific and Innovation Platforms, joint seminars, share of scientific and technological infrastructures, exchange of researchers and technological missions.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

1. Environment (including water-related issues)

2. Energy

3. Health

4. Biotechnologies

5. Information and Communication Technologies as a cross-cutting issue across the aforementioned subjects.

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

  • More than forty Spanish universities have developed bilateral relations with key Chinese universities and organizations, among the most active ones in S&T cooperation we could mention: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. 
  • CIEMAT has signed several agreements with different Chinese institutions such as the Institute for Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to cooperate in solar energy facilities in Dahan or agreements with companies and institutions to enable the Chinese parties to use applications developed by CIEMAT. 
  • The Sino-Spanish Centre for the Promotion of Renewable Energies created with the participation of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES) and the Association for Sino-Spanish cooperation in Technology and Innovation (CSETI) received the support of  MINECO in 2011.
  • Related to the Mathematics field, the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE, based in Barcelona, Spain) has created an extension office in Beijing, with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • Spain also has active collaboration in the field of veterinary research, animal health and epidemiology.

Funding opportunities

H2020, IAEA programmes

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino-Spanish Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Spain

EURAXESS Spain

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Spain; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.euraxess.es/eng

 

Spanish Funding Programmes

RAMÓN Y CAJAL

Outline:

The grants are intended to cofund the recruitment of doctors at Universities, Public Research Bodies and other public and private research centres on a non-profit basis. The objective of the grants is to promote the incorporation of national and foreign researchers with outstanding careers as well as their stabilisation in the Spanish System of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Subdirectorate General of Human Resources for Research

Eligibility:

National and foreign researchers with an outstanding research career who have obtained a PhD between 1 January 2004 and 1 July 2012

What is funded:

The grants, in the amount of €33,720 per year, are allocated to cofunding the salary and employer’s contributions to Social Security with the minimum pay for researchers being €31,600 per year. Entities will receive an additional allocation of €40,000 per researcher recruited, to cover research expenses. Lastly, institutions which at the end of the “Ramón y Cajal” contract period incorporate the beneficiaries on a permanent basis will receive a grant totalling €100,000

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

In 2014, it was the last quarter of the year.

Web page:

ramonycajal@mineco.es

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.7eeac5cd345b4f34f09dfd1001432ea0/?vgnextoid=83b192b9036c2210VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

 

 

 

Grants for the promotion of youth and the implementation of Youth Warranty

for R&D & Innovation

Outline:

Grants for training of young university or vocational training graduates (both for technical and managerial issues related with R&D & Innovation). The candidate entities should provide a detailed activity and training programme.

Research fields:

Various

Organisation:

Ministry of Economy and Competetiveness

Eligibility:

R&D and Innovation entities willing to train young University of Vocational Training graduates. 

What is funded:

€ 60.000.000 (overall programme). The grants are allocated to co-funding the salary and employer’s contributions to Social Security.

Duration:

Two years

Deadline:

April 2015

Web page:

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=87fac98b03b9a410VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&vgnextchannel=67a04939e6b42410VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts for training PhDs in enterprises (Industrial Doctorates)

Outline:

Training PhDs in industry; the specific project may be completely carried out at the candidate enterprise or may be shared between the enterprise and another public or private entity.

Research fields:

Research, development and Innovation.

Organisation:

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Eligibility:

Enterprises carrying out R&D & Innovation activities 

What is funded:

Grants for co-funding contracts, support stays in other R&D centres or for PhD University fees. € 3.000.000 € (overall programme)

Duration:

Up to four years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.7eeac5cd345b4f34f09dfd1001432ea0/?vgnextoid=83b192b9036c2210VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

doctorados.empresas@mineco.es

 

 

“TORRES QUEVEDO” CONTRACTS

Outline:

Grants for permanent contracts for doctors in the private sector in order to: (i) promote the capacity to perform experimental and innovation research projects; (ii) encourage the incorporation of highly qualified staff in the private sector to perform scientific-technical and innovation activities; and (iii) support the consolidation and development of technology-based start-ups.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Subdirectorate General of Human Resources for Research, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Eligibility:

Doctors who wish to be employed by companies, including Technology-based Companies and Young Innovative Companies (YICs), Technology Centres, Support Centres for Technological Innovation, Business Associations and other business entities that perform R&D+I to develop experimental and innovation research projects.

What is funded:

200 grants altogether, €15,000,000 altogether. The amount of the grants will be determined in accordance with the eligible budget, the type of project and the type of company, since it is necessary to take into account the maximum net intensity established by the new recently passed EU regulations on State Grants. However, the annual eligible budget will only cover gross annual remuneration equal to or over €18,000, and may not exceed €55,000. The grants must co-fund the salary and the employer’s contribution to Social Security for the researchers recruited.

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

4th quarter 2014

Web page:

www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.7eeac5cd345b4f34f09dfd1001432ea0/?vgnextoid=83b192b9036c2210VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

 

torresquevedo@mineco.es

 

 

 

EMPLEA 2015: Grants for contracting and training technologists for R&D and Innovation activities at enterprises

Outline:

Grants for co-funding contracts to perform R&D & innovation activities and for managerial training activities for technologists (University graduates).  

Research fields:

Research, development and innovation

Organisation:

 

Eligibility:

Enterprises, Technological centres, Centres supporting technological innovation, Foundations, Business associations, Technological Platforms. 

What is funded:

€ 101.520.000 € (overall programme), basic to industrial projects, viability studies, innovative projects on products, processes and organisation, construction and improvement of R&D facilities, and technical support for R&D activities, R&D management, and the preparation of proposals for international and European calls.

Duration:

Up to three years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.7eeac5cd345b4f34f09dfd1001432ea0/?vgnextoid=83b192b9036c2210VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

emplea@mineco.es

 

 

 

PROGRAMME I3

Outline:

Grants to promote the permanent incorporation of “Ramón y Cajal” contract beneficiaries of previous calls for application in the category of full university professor or its equivalents in Public Research Bodies.

Research fields:

Research, development and innovation

Organisation:

Subdirectorate General of Institutional Relations

 

Eligibility:

R&D centres, through protocols and/or agreements signed between MINECO and the corresponding Autonomous Community for the stabilisation of PhD researchers with an outstanding career in the Spanish System of Science, Technology and Innovation who previously had a “Ramón y Cajal” contract.

What is funded:

15 grants, EUR 3,250,000 overall. The grants will be in the amount of €110,000 for the positions created as full university professors, or equivalents in public research bodies, or the amounts that, where appropriate, are determined in specific agreements.

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

Last deadline in 2013 – check for details

Web page:

sgrinst@mineco.es

 

 

CONTRACTS FOR TECHNICAL STAFF SUPPORTING R&D+I

Outline:

Grants allocated to public research bodies, public universities, other public R&D centres, non-profit public and private healthcare entities and institutions that perform research, non-profit public and private entities that perform R&D activities, state level Technology Centres and Support Centres for Technological Innovation at state level.

Research fields:

Research, development and innovation

Organisation:

Subdirectorate General of Human Resources for Research

Eligibility:

Senior technicians with professional training, individuals qualified with diplomas, technical engineers, graduates, engineers and equivalents.

What is funded:

180 grants, €7,020,000 overall. The grants (for co-funding salaries and Social Security contributions) are allocated to the recruitment of technical support staff to improve the performance and efficiency of equipment, facilities and other research & innovation infrastructures. €12,000 - €16,422/year depending on the recipient.

 

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

4th quarter 2014

Web page:

tecnicos.apoyo@mineco.es

 

 

i-PFIS Contracts: Pre-PhD contracts Health Research Institutes (IIS)-Enterprise on Health-related Scientific and Technologies

Outline:

Pre-doctoral contracts for PhD students eligible or already registered to start their first year of a doctoral programme in the 2015/2016 term. The PhD students will perform their research at Certified Health Research Institutes (Institutos de Investigación en Salud).

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

Eligibility:

Research Teams of Certified Health Research Institutes (Institutos de Investigación en Salud, IIS). Foreign researchers are eligible.

What is funded:

20.600,00 € per year and grant

Duration:

Up to four years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

 

Grants for training in Health-research management (FGIN)

Outline:

Training grants in Health-research management for University graduates

to train future specialists on the management of Health-research.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

Eligibility:

Research Teams of Certified Health Research Institutes (Institutos de Investigación en Salud). Non-Spanish researchers are eligible.

What is funded:

21.000,00 € per year and grant

Duration:

Up to 3 years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

 

 

Río Hortega Contracts and Juan Rodés Contracts

Outline:

Rio Hortega aims at Incorporation of young sanitary professionals in research activities related with Health-related Sciences and Technologies. Juan Rodes is for researchers that have already completed the Río Hortega training programme. The selected candidates will perform both clinical and research activities.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

 

Eligibility:

All nationalities can participate; research teams led by a researcher of a centre of the Spanish National Sanitary System or a Certified Health Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación en Salud).

What is funded:

Rio Hortega: 20.600,00 € and 26.866 € per year and grant, for nurse and university graduates respectively, who have already finished the Specialized Training on Health (FSE). Recipients of Juan Rodes are entitled to 45.000,00 € per year and contract

Duration:

Rio Hortega: Up to 2 years, Juan Rodes: Up to 3 years.

Deadline:

March 2015 (Rio Hortega), 6 May 2015 (Juan Rodes)

Web page:

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

sgefi@isciii.es

 

Contracts for Health-research management at the Institutos de Investigación en Salud (IIS)

Outline:

Incorporation of university graduates to research-related managerial and valuation initiatives of IIS.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Institutos de Investigación en Salud (IIS)

Eligibility:

All nationalities (within research teams of Certified Health Research Institutes (Institutos de Investigación en Salud, IIS).

What is funded:

26.866 € per year and grant

Duration:

Up to 3 years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI), phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

 

 

Miguel Servet Contracts (Types I and II)

Outline:

Incorporation of PhD researchers into the national Sanitary System for promoting knowledge transfer to clinical practice.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Eligibility:

Accredited PhD researchers of all nationalities in the area of interest of the National Sanitary System

What is funded:

Three- to five-year term contracts for PhD researchers at centres related with the National Sanitary System. 40.500,00 € (Type I) and up to 45.000,00 € (Type II) per year and contract.

Duration:

Three (Type II) to Five years (Type I) contracts

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

 

 

Sara Borrell Contracts

Outline:

Incorporation of young PhDs on Health-related Sciences and Technologies into the national Sanitary System for reinforcing their research capabilities.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Eligibility:

Accredited PhD researchers of all nationalities in the area of interest of the National Sanitary System

What is funded:

26.866,00 € per year and contract

Duration:

Three years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

 http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

 

 

Mobility Programme for researchers and professionals of the National Sanitary System

(M-BAE)

Outline:

Grants for learning or improving proficiency in techniques, technologies, or procedures in the field of biomedicine.

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Eligibility:

Researchers and sanitary professionals of the National Sanitary System.

What is funded:

2.500 € per month for stays in Spanish Centres

3.500 € per month for stays abroad

Duration:

2-6 months

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

 

 

Mobility Programme for researchers and professionals of the National Sanitary System

(M-AES)

Outline:

Grants for stays in prestigious foreign institutions to increase the research capabilities of researchers already contracted through the instruments provided by the AES (PFIS, Río Hortega, Juan Rodés and Miguel Servet).

Research fields:

Health

Organisation:

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Eligibility:

Researchers of all nationalities already holding a contract related with the Health Strategic Action (AES)

What is funded:

2.000 € per month

 

Duration:

2-6 months

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/fd-pdfs/fd-2015/BOE_Resolucion_AES2015.pdf

Subdirección General de Evaluación y Fomento de la Investigación (SGEFI)

Phones: +34-918222765 / +34-918222537

 

 

 

IKERBASQUE (COFUNDED BY THE EU)

Outline:

The Basque Science Foundation (IKERBASQUE) holds annual calls for applications to attract high level researchers of research institutions in the Basque Country.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Basque Foundation for Science,

Eligibility:

Young promising researchers of all nationalities. Researchers with a permanent post in the Basque Country are not eligible.

What is funded:

Candidates may apply to one of the Ikerbasque annual calls, Research Professors or Research Fellows.

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

Annual call (April 2015)

Web page:

http://www.ikerbasque.net/

 

ICREA Senior Call

Outline:

ICREA foundation is promoted by the Regional Government of Catalonia. ICRE recruits researchers from all over the world who want to undertake research in Catalonian research institutions. ICREA also facilitates the return of researchers back to Catalonia.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)

Eligibility:

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. degree with at least four years of international exposure at pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral level. Only very strong candidates with an outstanding research record and excellent leadership capabilities will be considered.

What is funded:

A permanent contract with ICREA

Duration:

5 years

Deadline:

April 2015. Annual call, in odd years (2015, 2017…) for the areas: Experimental Sciences & Mathematics and Technology & Engineering; in even years (2016, 2018…) for the areas: Life & Medical Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Humanities.

Web page:

http://www.ikerbasque.net/

 

 

Amarout II Europe Programme (co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

AMAROUT-II is a Marie Curie Action (PEOPLE-COFUND); a fellowship program designed to support transnational mobility of experienced and very experienced researchers. Over 2012-2016 AMAROUT-II is offering 152 fellowships to experienced researchers to develop their individual research projects within the IMDEA network. "Experienced" fellows must have at least 4 years of full-time research experience and a doctorate. "Very experienced" fellows are postgraduate degree holders with at least 10 years of full-time research experience.

Research fields:

Software, Energy, Food, Materials, Nanoscience, Networks, Water, and

Social Science

Organisation:

IMDEA ("Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados" - Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies)

Eligibility:

All nationalities except for Spanish

What is funded:

The average level of gross annual salary received by AMAROUT fellows is: For experienced fellows: €48,775 ; for very experienced fellows: €76,667 + social benefits

Duration:

1 year (renewable up to twice)

Deadline:

A permanent call for applications is open since 1 October, 2012 until 30 September, 2015. Quarterly evaluations.

Web page:

amarout.imdea.org/

 

 

Grants for studies in Spain and Abroad for Foreign and Spanish Nationals

 

Outline:

Foreign nationals and Spanish nationals who are students in the last year of their degree, graduate or postgraduate students.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs / the Spanish Agency for International

Cooperation and Development (MAEC-AECID)

Eligibility:

All nationalities – some schemes are specific for Spanish nationals or EU nationals residing in Spain; some open for specific countries, others are opened to any nationality.

What is funded:

Monthly stipends Between € 600 and € 2200, depending on the

programme and posting.

Travel allowances Between € 200 and € 1500, depending on the posting.

Medical insurance.

Duration:

Between 1 and 18 months with the possibility of renewal in some cases.

Deadline:

February and March annually

Web page:

http://www.aecid.es/ES/becas-y-lectorados (in Spanish)

 

 

Basic information about Sino- Swedish S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • In December 2012 two new agreements were signed between the Government of Sweden (represented by the Ministry for Education and Research) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The agreements will not replace the existing agreements, but add focus to two thematic areas: Sustainable Development and Life Sciences.
  • Steering Committee meetings are to be held biannually, with interim Joint Committee meetings to be held in the years in between.
  • In 2013 the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) launched one call in the field of antimicrobial resistance together with NSFC.
  • The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) together with the Swedish Energy Agency launched a call in 2013 for international cooperation between Swedish and Chinese universities, research institutions and companies to promote networking and R&D collaboration in the area of Eco-Innovations.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Innovation is included in the S&T dialogue. VINNOVA is one of the actors in implementing the S&T Agreements between Sweden and China. The Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis has a MoU and well-established co-operation with the Chinese Development Research Centre (DRC).
  • A Sino-Swedish Innovation Forum held in May 2010 in Beijing, with participation of inter alia Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Swedish Vice Premier Maud Olofsson and HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
  • The theme of the Swedish Pavillion at the Shanghai World Expo was “The Spirit of Innovation”. During the Expo a number of events on innovation were held.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

On 16 February 2012 the Government adopted a new strategy on research and innovation cooperation with China. The strategy aims to increase and deepen the collaboration with China, identifies areas of priority and assigns Government Agencies the tasks of implementing various parts of the objectives.

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

 

Funding opportunities

  • Mobility Starting Grants
  • SSF (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research) Individual Grants for Future Research Leaders
  • STINT (Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) Initiation Grants
  • Kerstin Hesselgren Chair, Tage Erlander Chair & Olof Palme Chair – in SSH
  • Researcher-initiated Project Research Grants
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow Positions
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Scholarships
  • COFAS 2: FORTE Incoming International Postdoc Fellowship
  • COFAS 2: FORTE Outgoing International Postdoc Fellowship
  • International Career Grant (co-funded by the EU)
  • Mobility for Growth – VINNMER (Co-funded by the EU)

 

 

Joint Research Structures

Sino- Swedish Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS Sweden

EURAXESS Sweden

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in Sweden; advice and support on mobility to the country.

Web page:

www.euraxess.se

 

Swedish Funding Programmes

Mobility Starting Grants

Outline:

The purpose is to encourage young researchers in Sweden to broaden their horizon and visit other research environments different from the one where they got their doctoral degree. The person concerned must have been awarded her/his doctoral degree within the previous three years.

Research fields:

Environment, Agricultural Sciences, Building Sciences and Spatial Planning

Organisation:

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Eligibility:

All; grant awardees must be employed by a Swedish university or college

What is funded:

Salary and travel expenses

Duration:

Up to 4 years

Deadline:

Annual call opens in February, closes in April

Web page:

www.formas.se

 

 

SSF Individual Grants for Future Research Leaders (FFL)

Outline:

To support and promote young scientists who have the potential and the ambition to become future leaders of academic and/or industrial research in Sweden. A mandatory Leadership training programme is included.

Research fields:

Life sciences; Life science technologies; Material science and technologies; Information, communication & systems technologies;

 Computational science and applied mathematics

Organisation:

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

SEK 10 million each (incl. overhead). This programme is open to young scientists from Sweden as well as from other countries. The grant is intended for innovative research at a Swedish research organisation – university or public or private non-profit research institute – of the choice of the grantee. The grant is primarily intended for building a research group. Maximum 20 % of the grant may be used to cover the recipient's own salary.

Duration:

Five years

Deadline:

The next announcement is planned to take place in 2015.

Web page:

www.stratresearch.se/global/utlysning_pdf/FFL12_en.pdf

 

http://www.stratresearch.se/Global/publikationer/rapporter/Future_research_leaders_IV.pdf (brochure about recipients in 2009 call)

 

 

STINT Initiation Grants

Outline:

Initiation grants are given for the implementation of short-term projects targeting the building of new and strategically interesting international relationships.

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

Nationalities:

Candidates shall be active at a university or college in Sweden and have defended their doctorates. The principal collaborating party shall be outside the EU/EEA area.

What is funded:

The applied amount shall not exceed 150 000 SEK. Overhead costs may only be approved when remuneration in lieu of salary is paid to a doctoral student or postdoc. In this case overhead costs of SEK 100,000 pro rata per annum are permitted. Scholarships are not associated with overhead.

Duration:

Up to 12 months

Deadline:

Applications may be submitted continuously throughout the year. Assessment of received applications starts on the following dates in 2015: March 3, May 12, September 8 and December 1.

Web page:

www.stint.se/en/scholarships_and_grants/initiation_grants

 

 

Kerstin Hesselgren Chair, Tage Erlander Chair & Olof Palme Chair

Outline:

Kerstin Hesselgren Chair is to enable outstanding women scholars from abroad to take up a visiting professorship at a Swedish university in the faculties of humanities, social sciences, law and theology.

 

The Tage Erlander Chair gives internationally recognized foreign researchers in the area of natural sciences and engineering the opportunity to spend a year at a university or higher education institute in Sweden.

 

The Olof Palme Chair is for an outstanding scholar from abroad to take up a visiting professorship at a Swedish university.

Research fields:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Organisation:

Swedish Research Council

Eligibility:

All but Swedish

What is funded:

Salary, housing and social-security contributions, as well as air fares to and from Sweden, up to an amount of SEK 1.9 million for each academic year.

Duration:

One academic year

Deadline:

April

Web page:

www.vr.se/inenglish

 

 

Researcher-initiated Project Research Grants

Outline:

The aim of the project grant is to give researchers the opportunity to solve a specific research task.

Research fields:

Artistic research; Clinical Therapy Research Development; Research Educational sciences; Humanities and social sciences; Medicine and health; Natural and engineering sciences

Organisation:

Swedish Research Council

Eligibility:

Swedish or foreign researchers with a doctoral degree, who play a key role in the implementation of the proposed research activities

What is funded:

The grant may be used to cover all kinds of project-related costs, e.g. salaries, rental and property costs, operating costs and depreciation costs. The grant may not be used for scholarships. Minimum amount is SEK 300,000.

Duration:

Up to five years

Deadline:

March

Web page:

http://www.vr.se/inenglish/researchfunding/applyforgrants/callforproposals.4.ead945b11f699b5085800013700.html

 

 

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow Positions

Outline:

The main aim of this initiative is to create the best possible conditions for exceptionally gifted researchers to carry out their research in Sweden.

Research fields:

Varies every year

Organisation:

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

All nationalities

Duration:

5 years

Web page:

http://www.kva.se/en/GrantsFunding/

 

 

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Scholarships

Outline:

These scholarships support PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to do research in Sweden. In addition to the funding available by means of general applications, special foundations and research exchanges are allocated.

Research fields:

Astronomy and Space Sciences, Biosciences, Chemistry, Engineering

Sciences, Geosciences with Geography, Humanities, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Social Sciences.

Organisation:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

Scholarships up to a SEK 100,000 maximum will be allocated to PhD students. Postdoctoral researchers who gained their PhDs around 5 to 6 years ago or later will be allocated up to SEK 300,000.

Duration:

Max one year

Deadline:

Depends on the research field. Check website for details.

Web page:

www.kva.se/en/GrantsFunding/Scholarships/

 

COFAS 2: FORTE Incoming International Postdoc Fellowship (Incoming)

Outline:

The purpose is to encourage young excellent researchers to come to Sweden. The person concerned must have been awarded her/his doctoral degree within the previous five years.

Research fields:

Health, Working Life and Welfare

Organisation:

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)

Eligibility:

Most nationalities, including China

What is funded:

Salary, family allowance and travel expenses

Duration:

Up to 2 years

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

www.forte.se

 

 

COFAS 2: FORTE Outgoing International Postdoc Fellowship

Outline:

The purpose is to encourage young researchers in Sweden to broaden their horizon and visit other research environments different from the one where they got their doctoral degree. The person concerned must have been awarded her/his doctoral degree within the previous five years. FORTE also offers many more grants for junior researchers.

Research fields:

Health, working life, welfare

Organisation:

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)

Eligibility:

Applicants must be employed by a Swedish university or college

What is funded:

Salary, family allowance and travel expenses.

Duration:

Up to three years including a repatriation phase

Deadline:

March 2015

Web page:

www.forte.se

 

International Career Grant (co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

The career grant is open to you who work at a higher education institution (HEI) in Sweden and wish to work abroad, or who work abroad and wish to work in Sweden

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

The Swedish Research Council

Eligibility:

All nationalities

What is funded:

Salary (1,117,000 SEK/year), mobility-related costs, project costs (up to 800 000 SEK), management costs.

Duration:

3 years

Deadline:

February

Web page:

www.vr.se

 

 

Mobility for Growth – VINNMER (Co-funded by the EU)

Outline:

The purpose of the grant, co-funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie, is to support career development for individuals through mobility. The programme has a funding mechanism for incoming and outgoing transnational mobility for experienced researchers (including a reintegration phase for outgoing mobility), and it promotes active international collaborations between involved organisations. The programme includes the following calls for proposals:

VINNOVA recommends the applicants to the calls above to first apply for a planning grant. Planning grant proposals are submitted to two separate calls depending on what type of project which is planned:

Research fields:

All

Organisation:

VINNOVA (the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems)

Eligibility:

Depending on the call (outgoing or incoming), Swedish and foreign experienced researchers who have a doctorate or at least four years’ full-time equivalent research experience.

Deadline:

Twice a year with different deadlines

Web page:

www.vinnova.se/mobility

 

Basic information about Sino-UK S&T Relations

Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation

  • UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership (Newton Fund) in December 2013.
  • The biennial UK/China Science and Technology Joint Commission agrees shared priorities and actions at Ministerial level.
  • The annual Innovation Dialogue provides a high level forum to discuss innovation policy between the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • High-level annual People to People Dialogue
  • Annual UK-China Energy Dialogue
  • Biennial UK/China Economic and Financial Dialogue
  • The UK Space Agency and China National Space Administration renewed a space co-operation MOU in December 2013.
  • The Research Councils UK office in Beijing leads on developing funder to funder strategic relationships between Research Councils UK and their Chinese counterparts including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences etc.

 

Main initiatives and programmes

The British Embassy Science and Innovation Network has four core objectives: (i) to create sustainable UK-China research and business platforms, such as joint centres; (ii) to establish UK-China connections that will deliver UK growth through commercial opportunities; (iii) to facilitate an enabling environment through policy support in China and (iv) to promote the UK’s reputation for excellence in science and innovation.

We carry out a range of activities towards these goals: scoping visits for research, business organisations and policymakers; supporting researchers and universities to strengthen and develop existing links; tech partnering/matchmaking missions for business and academics, and follow up support as relationships move towards joint centres; UK-China policy workshops; regular high level ministerial policy dialogues; public events such as science fairs.

The UK’s Research Council have agreed a number of joint calls on research with the Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology in the priority areas listed above. Current calls are in the fields of Natural Hazard Resilience and Urban Transformations.

In December 2013, the UK and China jointly committed £200 million to a new UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership (aka the Newton Fund) over 5 years. The Fund will support research, collaboration, service provision and people exchange projects that develop solutions to global challenges, promote economic development and social welfare in China and unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade between UK and China.

 

  • A UK-China Innovation dialogue was initiated in June 2010 under a MoU to stimulate sharing and discussion of policy development and has since been held annually.
  • Innovation in practice: The UK has run a series of tech-partnering matchmaking workshops since 2011, in partnership with MOST, and local S&T Commissions, bringing together businesses and academics from the UK and China.
  • We have funded a major innovation study by Nesta entitled ‘China’s Absorptive State’, working with Chinese counterparts to map the Chinese innovation system and to provide recommendations on how we should approach the opportunities and risks.
  • The Science and Innovation team works with the British Embassy Beijing’s attaché from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) to run training workshops on IP best practice. The UKIPO provides advice to British organisations concerned about IP issues in China.

 

Priority Fields of Cooperation

Energy and environmental technologies; agri-tech and food and water security; cities and urbanisation; space technologies and satellite applications; medical and non-medical biosciences and healthcare; creative economy; and manufacturing and advanced materials

Joint Institutes or Laboratories

Many UK universities and research organizations have established joint institutes and programmes with Chinese counterparts. Some examples include:

  • A new Nottingham University Marine and Technology Research Centre in Ningbo (£25m investment);
  • A partnership between Birmingham University and Guangzhou Women and Children Medical centre working on a joint biobank;
  • A joint MSc programme between Cranfield University and Beihang University on aviation technologies;
  • A virtual joint space science laboratory between RAL Space and Beihang University.

 

Funding opportunities

  • Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme
  • Overseas Travel Grants (EPSRC)
  • Visiting Researchers (EPSRC)
  • International Scientific Interchange Scheme (ISIS)
  • Global Partnership Fund (Main Programme Fund)
  • China Prosperity Strategic Programme Fund
  • UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund)
  • Future Leaders Programme (ESRC)
  • NSFC – UK Research Councils
  • STFC Fellowships
  • International Opportunities Fund
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh - NSFC Exchange programme
  • Newton International Fellowships
  • Newton Advanced Fellowships
  • China Partnering Awards
  • International Workshops
  • AHRC International Placements Scheme
  • ESRC: International Co-Investigators Policy

 

Joint Research Centers

Sino-UK Joint Research Centers (link)

 

EURAXESS United Kingdom

EURAXESS United Kingdom

Outline:

Research positions and fellowships in the UK; advice and support on mobility to the country

Web page:

www.britishcouncil.org/new/euraxess/

 

UK Funding Programmes

Royal Society International Exchanges Scheme

Outline:

This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to undertake collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or a bilateral travel.

Research fields:

Life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

Organisation:

Royal Society

Eligibility:

UK-based and China-based researchers

What is funded:

The funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request:

  • up to of £3,000 for one-off travel lasting up to 3 months
  • up to £6,000 for multiple visits to be completed within 1 year (including a maximum of £1,000 for research expenses)
  • up to £12,000 for multiple visits to be completed within 2 years and cost share projects fixed at 2 years (including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses)

If you intend to collaborate with partners in Taiwan, France, Ireland, China or Russia, your proposal can also be considered as a cost share application. This entails the UK applicant submitting a proposal to the Royal Society for up to £12,000 and the overseas applicant simultaneously submitting a proposal for an additional amount up to/equivalent to £12,000 to a partner organisation, with whom the Royal Society has a funding agreement. For further details about the countries covered, application process and eligibility requirements please refer to the website below.

Deadline:

Calls several times a year – please refer to the website.

Web page:

https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/international-exchanges/

 

Overseas Travel Grants (EPSRC)

Outline:

Overseas Travel Grants are for international travel and subsistence so that researchers can visit non-UK centres for short periods of time to study new techniques or develop international collaborations.

Research fields:

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Organisation:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Nationalities:

UK-based researchers

What is funded:

No limit on amount of funding.

Duration:

Short term.

Deadline:

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Web page:

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/

 

 

Visiting Researchers (EPSRC)

Outline:

Provision of funding for research scientists and engineers of acknowledged standing to visit a UK research organisation.

Research fields:

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Organisation:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Nationalities:

The visiting researcher can be from anywhere in the world, including the UK.

What is funded:

Up to 12 months’ funding is available per visiting researcher to cover salary costs, travel and subsistence.

Duration:

The researcher can either make one long visit or a series of shorter visits within the 12-month period.

Deadline:

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Web page:

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/Pages/az.aspx

 

 

 

International Scientific Interchange Scheme (ISIS)

Outline:

This scheme is to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

Research fields:

Biology and biotechnologies

Organisation:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Eligibility:

BBSRC-supported researchers are eligible – research grant holders and staff employed at institutes of BBSRC.

What is funded:

Short Term Travel Award: Normally intended as a first contact-type meeting. Allows researchers to travel outside the UK to initiate collaboration or prepare proposals with partners for international programmes (e.g. EU Framework, Human Frontier Science Program).

Long Term Travel Award: For researchers to travel outside the UK for periods of up to 12 months.

Access Award: For stays of up to one month in another country to undertake a specific piece of work, access facilities not available in the UK or gain access to new techniques or materials, which would be of benefit to the BBSRC project or the UK research team.

Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs only, and does not usually exceed £5,000

Deadline:

Apply anytime - at least 6 weeks before travel

Web page:

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfunding/isis/

 

Global Partnership Fund (Main Programme Fund)

Outline:

The GPF aims to support and promote science collaboration through the Science and Innovation Network located at the British Embassy. A variety of projects can be organised focusing on long-term sustainable relationships in science and innovation R&D with key partners around the world. Projects should where possible bring commercial benefits to the UK.

Research fields:

Energy, urbanisation, space science, life sciences, creative economy, manufacturing, agriculture/food and water security, as well as innovation and policy engagement.

Organisation:

Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills

Eligibility:

UK/China (could also be a regional project between the UK and a range of countries)

What is funded:

Seminars, workshops, missions, reports up to a value of £30,000

Deadline:

Discuss with local Embassy team. Main funding round usually between November and February.

Web page:

www.gov.uk/government/priority/uk-science-and-innovation-network-working-with-china

 

 

China Prosperity Strategic Programme Fund

Outline:

The purpose of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund is to contribute towards the policy goal of creating the conditions for global growth. In China, the fund is known as the China Prosperity Strategic Programme Fund (SPF) programme. The programme has five strands, each consistent with the global FCO Prosperity Fund’s goal of creating the conditions for global growth, and supports delivery of China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-15) as well as building ambition for the 13th Five Year Plan (2016-20):

Projects funded through Prosperity SPF must:

  • Deliver real, measurable policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrate opportunities for UK-China policy collaboration.
  • Involve exchange of policy and commercial expertise through a UK/foreign and Chinese implementing partnership or substantial UK/foreign engagement.
  • Provide evidence of Chinese government support including through co-funding.

Research fields:

Five policy strands:

  1. Financial sector reform: liberalising and opening-up the financial sector for efficient and sustainable growth.
  2. Structural reform: opening new markets and rebalancing the economy towards consumer spending for sustainable global growth.
  3. Business environment and trade: Improving the business environment for domestic and foreign businesses and breaking down barriers to trade and investment.
  4. Energy Security: Transparent and sustainable energy use for enhanced security of resources.
  5. Low carbon/climate change: driving a clean and low carbon transition, boosting green growth and helping to prevent dangerous climate change.

Organisation:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (British Embassy Beijing)

Eligibility:

UK/China

What is funded:

Seminars, workshops, missions, reports, usually up to a maximum of approx £80,000 pa.

Duration:

One year or multi year.

Deadline:

Call for proposals: November to January

Web page:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/china-prosperity-spf-bidding-round-201415

UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund)

Outline:

The fund has a value of £200,000,000 over the next five years with both countries contributing matched resource. It will support cutting edge science collaboration between the UK and China across the full spectrum, from people exchanges to research to innovation and the translation of research to commercial applications. It will support projects to develop solutions for global challenges such as food security and climate change, as well as developing commercial partnerships to drive economic growth in both the UK and China

Research fields:

The six priority areas agreed are: Health; environmental technologies; food and water; urbanisation; energy; education and creative economy

Organisation:

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Eligibility:

UK/China nationals

What is funded:

The fund will cover three broad categories of activity:

  • People: improving science and innovation expertise (known as “capacity building”), student and researcher fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centres
  • Programmes: research collaborations on development topics
  • Translation: innovation partnerships and challenge funds to develop innovative solutions on development topics

Opportunities come through a series of programmes that will be announced publically on a case by case basis through delivery partners:

Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, British Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Councils UK, Innovate UK and the MET Office.

Deadline:

Various opportunities, to be announced

Web page:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/newton-fund-building-science-and-innovation-capacity-in-developing-countries/newton-fund-building-science-and-innovation-capacity-in-developing-countries

 

Future Leaders Programme (ESRC)

Outline:

This scheme aims to enable outstanding early career social scientists to develop the skills to become future world leaders in their field and to fund excellent social science research projects with high potential impact. Early career researchers with less than four years postdoctoral experience will be eligible. Awards must be held at an eligible UK research institution.

Research fields:

Social sciences

Organisation:

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Eligibility:

All

What is funded:

Award with an overall limit of £312,500

Duration:

Up to three years

Deadline:

June

Web page:

www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/15938/future-research-leaders.aspx

 

NSFC – UK Research Councils

Outline:

NSFC and Research Councils in UK support substantial cooperation between scientists of both countries in areas of common interest, in consideration of the existing cooperation between scientists.

Research fields:

 Basic research

Organisations:

RCUK, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Nationalities:

UK-based and Chinese researchers

What is funded:

Joint research projects

Duration:

All fields covered by the UK Research Councils

Deadline:

Annually

Web page:

www.rcuk.ac.uk

www.nsfc.gov.cn

 

STFC Fellowships

Outline:

The list of fellowships supported by STFC is the following:

Research fields:

Astronomy, Solar and Planetary Science, Particle Physics, Particle Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics.

Organisation:

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Eligibility:

Applicants must hold the fellowship at any UK Institution acceptable to STFC. Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality.

What is funded:

Fellows will receive support for their salary and be able to bid for significant additional funds to support their research.

Duration:

Up to 5 years, depending on the fellowship.

Web page:

http://www.stfc.ac.uk/566.aspx

 

International Opportunities Fund

Outline:

Aims to facilitate international collaboration aligned with NERC strategic priorities and add value to UK environmental research and knowledge exchange capability. To promote long-term collaborations, pump-priming for on-going, self-sustaining activities and/or developing high-impact knowledge.

Research fields:

Environment

Organisations:

Natural Environment Research Council

Nationalities:

UK, but applications can include support for international partners

What is funded:

Anticipated funding of up to £40,000 (at 80% FEC) for Pump Priming Grants and up to £320,000 (at 80% FEC) for Pump Priming Plus Grants.

Duration:

Up to 2 years for Pump Priming grants.

Up to 3 years for Pump Priming Plus grants

Deadline:

As of 2014 bi-annual

Web page:

www.nerc.ac.uk/research/partnerships/international/iof/

 

Wellcome Trust

Outline:

A significant and growing proportion of the Trust’s funding is used to support research and research capacity strengthening in low- and middle-income countries.

Research fields:

The Trust funds research in public health (including communicable and chronic diseases) and tropical medicine (including clinical and biomedical) as set out in their international strategy (see website below).

Organisations:

Wellcome Trust

Eligibility:

Citizens of low and middle income countries, including China

What is funded:

A health trials scheme, fellowships, personal awards, seed awards for new ideas and collaborative awards for joint reserach.

Duration:

Dependent on the award – see website for details

Deadline:

Dependent on the award – see website for details

Web page:

www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/International/index.htm

 

Royal Society of Edinburgh - NSFC Exchange programme

Outline:

NSFC and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) support joint projects. NSFC and RSE publish call for proposals simultaneously in both countries.

The RSE – NNSFC Joint Project scheme is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and China. A grant is provided to researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses.

This scheme is available for Scottish-based researchers only, and is not available for researchers based in the rest of the UK.

The collaboration should be based on a single project, with two teams or individuals based in Scotland and China. A relationship must have already been established between the Scotland-based and China-based researchers. The collaboration should involve bilateral exchanges between Scotland and China (applications will only be considered for bilateral, not multi-lateral, projects). Chinese scientists should submit proposals directly to NSFC and UK scientists to the Royal Society.

 

Research fields:

The subject areas are different every year and will be announced on the website below.

Organisation:

Royal Society of Edinburgh, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Eligibility:

Scotland-based researchers, Chinese researchers

What is funded:

RS provides at most £6,000 for each project, covering the international travel costs of British scientists to China and local costs of Chinese scientists in the UK. Possibility of using up to £1,000 on research expenses. A similar level of funding will be provided by the NSFC to the China based applicant.

Duration:

2 years

Deadline:

To be confirmed

Web page:

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/801_NSFC.html

 

Newton International Fellowships

Outline:

The fellowships aim to attract the world’s best postdoctoral researchers to the UK. The scheme is expanded through additional funding from the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund).

Research fields:

Natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering.

Organisation:

The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Royal Society.

Eligibility:

Any nationality

What is funded:

The Fellowships run for two years in the UK. As part of the package, all Newton Fellows who remain in research will be granted a 10 year follow-up funding package worth £6,000 per annum.

Duration:

The Fellowship will consist of £24,000 subsistence and £8,000 research expenses per annum, and £2,000 relocation expenses for the duration of the award.

Deadline:

March

Web page:

www.newtonfellowships.org/

 

Newton Advanced Fellowships

Outline:

Support for international researchers to establish collaborative partnerships with UK researchers to facilitate training and skill transfer. Focusing on who have already established (or are in the process of establishing) a research group or research network and already have a research track record. Offered under the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (Newton Fund).

Research fields:

Natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology and clinical or patient-oriented research.

Organisation:

Royal Society and The Academy of Medical Sciences

Eligibility:

Early to mid-career researchers from UK and China

What is funded:

Salary top up of up to £5k for the group leader from the partner country; Research support of up to £15k for studentships, staff, consumables or equipment; Travel and subsistence of up to £12k, and Training costs for up to £5k.

Duration:

Up to three years

Deadline:

February

Web page:

https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/newton-advanced-fellowships/

http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/careers/funding-schemes/newton-advanced-fellowships/

 

China Partnering Awards

Outline:

This scheme is to help BBSRC funded researchers to forge long-term partnerships with Chinese scientists.

Research fields:

Biology and biotechnologies

Organisation:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Eligibility:

BBSRC-supported researchers are eligible- research grant holders and staff employed at institutes of BBSRC. Chinese partners may wish to explore mutual funding from agencies in China which have signed formal agreements with BBSRC: The Chinese National Centre for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

What is funded:

Funding of up to £30,000 for up to 4 years to support collaborative activities including: Travel for one or more investigators in either direction; Visits/access to facilities; Scoping studies; Workshops and networking; Researcher exchanges; Other collaborative activities

Duration:

Up to 4 years

Deadline:

November 2014

Web page:

www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfunding/china.aspx

 

 

International Workshops

Outline:

BBSRC's international workshops bring researchers from the UK and other countries together, to identify areas of commonality and explore the potential for international collaboration. The workshops aim to input to policy formulation in emerging areas of research and/or stimulate joint working with other countries active in a particular area. Workshops can be held in the UK or other countries.

Research fields:

Biology and biotechnologies

Organisation:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Eligibility:

BBSRC-supported researchers are eligible- research grant holders and staff employed at institutes of BBSRC. Researchers from China are particularly encouraged.

What is funded:

Funding of up to £10,000 is available to hold workshops in the UK or abroad.

Deadline:

November 2014

Web page:

www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfunding/international-workshops.aspx

 

 

AHRC International Placements Scheme

Outline:

The annual International Placement Scheme (IPS) provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded doctoral students. From 2015, IPS fellowships are available at::

 

Research fields:

Arts and humanities

Organisation:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - *ESRC candidates are eligible to apply to Library of Congress only.

Eligibility:

All UK residents, with AHRC or ESRC PhD funding , or ECRs employed at a UK RO

What is funded:

An overseas research fellowship, with one of our six IPS partner institutions. Flight and visa costs of £700-£800 are paid with a £1,200 a month living allowance.

Duration:

2 – 6 months

Deadline:

January

Web page:

www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/InternationalPlacementScheme.aspx

 

 

ESRC: International Co-Investigators Policy

Outline:

Eligible applicants for ESRC funding (which will be based at a UK research organisation) are encouraged to include international co-investigators.

 

Research fields:

Within ESRC’s remit

Organisation:

ESRC

Eligibility:

All researchers based overseas (including UK citizens). Researchers based at a recognized international research organisation.

What is funded:

Up to 30% of ESRC’s portion of the project budget can fund directly incurred costs, overseas research assistants and, where necessary, salary costs that are incurred by the international co-investigator.

Deadline:

All calls sponsored by the ESRC unless otherwise stated.

Web page:

www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/International_CoIs_%20Guidance_tcm8-21152.pdf

 






 

EU

Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia

Science, Technology and Environment section of the EU Delegation

European Commission: Directorate General for Research and Innovation: Responsible for the EU's policy on science, research and development

EURAXESS: Your access to Europe. EURAXESS - "Researchers in Motion" is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it. Find Jobs, Services, Rights and Links

EURAXESS Links Japan: Our sister site in Japan

EURAXESS Links North America: Our sister site in the USA and Canada

EURAXESS Links Brazil: Our sister site in Brazil

EURAXESS Links India: Our sister site in India

EURAXESS Links ASEAN: Our sister site in ASEAN

Horizon 2020: EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: Information on funding opportunities, how to participate

European Research Council (ERC): Europe's top funding body providing competitive grants for outstanding individuals pursuing "high-risk, high-gain" projects

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA): The program within Horizon 2020 - Excellent Science targets at career and mobility opportunities for researchers.

Erasmus+: EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport

Horizon 2020 and FP7 Research Enquiry Service: Where you can ask questions about EU Research and Horizon 2020

Joint Research Centre: The European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy

IPR Helpdesk

 

China

CECO: Chinese S&T Promotion Center National Contact Point for applying to funding under Horizon 2020 and facilitating EU-China collaborative research

Science and Technology Talent Center

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Ministry of Science and Technology

National Natural Science Foundation of China

National Development and Reform Commission

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection

International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN), Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission

 

Career

Research careers, jobs and other opportunities in Europe:

 

European Research in China

Eurasia-Pacific Uninet

Max Planck Society

DFG (Sino-German Center for Research Promotion)

Fraunhofer

Helmholtz

DAAD; Programs for Germans

Neso

RCUK

CNRS

Institut Pasteur of Shanghai

FinChi Innovation Centre

Innovation Center Denmark

Swissnex 

 

Austria

Austrian Cultural Forum

Finland

TekesSITRA: Finnish Innovation Fund

The UK

British Council ChinaScience and Innovation Network

 

Must-see websites

DRAGON-STAR is funded by FP7, aiming to support the Chinese participation in Horizon 2020, the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement, the bilateral cooperation in scientific, technological and industrial research and innovation fields, and the ongoing EU - China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue.

EU SME Centre

China IPR Helpdesk

EuroNews Futuris

ScienceBusiness

Horizon: The magazine of the European research area including an editorial, special report, and articles related to science.

"What's New" in European Research: Latest news on research, provided by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

 

EU Members Embassies' Websites 

 

National networks of European researchers

In addition to EURAXESS (network for European researchers in China and Chinese researchers interested in European research), some European countries also maintain their own networks. If you are aware of your national network, let us know - we will be happy to include it in the list.

NorAlumni China: a network intending to map out and keep in touch with Norwegian educated international students and Norwegian students educated internationally. NorAlumni is run by the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway. 

 

 

About EURAXESS China

We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages. The membership is free!

 We focus on two actions:

  • To provide regular, tailored and reliable information 
  • To organise networking and information events 

Our community has more than 2000 researchers, managers and students who are interested in Sino-European collaborations. 

Contact us

E-mail:  china@euraxess.net

 

 


Partners

ThinkINChina

ThinkINChina is a community and channel of communication between the Chinese and the foreign community of researchers and students.It brings monthly lectures on contemporary China issues and other events (e.g. the Researchers' Nights co-organised with EURAXESS Links China).The ThinkIn China acronym ‘TIC’ identifies the central elements of the platform:

  • 'Talks' - the core of the ThinkIn China events
  • 'Ideas' - a fruitful exchange of ideas that animates the ThinkIn China community
  • 'Community' - the virtual agora of researchers and students that inspires our thinking

Understanding Science team

Based in Beijing, the Understanding Science team brings monthly lecture series on wide range of topics related to natural sciences. The purpose of the seminars entitled "Understanding Science, Scientific seminars for the general public" is to make a broader public aware of today's accomplishments in research through short scientific lectures in English (popularization) as well as to have an opportunity to talk with international scientists currently carrying out research in China as well as with Chinese researchers, in a friendly environment provided by a bar or a cafe.

we Love Science - Popular Science Shanghai

We Love Science is Shanghai city government's popular science outreach program.

 

The program runs a wechat service (see QR code below) and organises various events aimed at popularising science in Shanghai. It's affiliated with Shanghai's Huxing Science and Technology Museum.


We Love Science is an official partner of EURAXESS China.

 

The Association of Italian Scholars in Eastern China

AAIIC is a non-profit organization of Italian professors, lecturers, scholars and researchers working in Universities of Eastern China, with the aim of fostering the academic, scientific and technological cooperation between Italy and China.

 

AAIIC is an official partner of EURAXESS China.

https://accademicicina.org

https://www.facebook.com/Accademicicina/

Twitter @AccademiciCina

Dragon-STAR

Dragon-STAR is a project funded by the European Commission under FP7. 

Taking into account the global significance of China's rapidly increasing role in the global research environment, Dragon-STAR supports the Sino-European collaboration in 4 levels:

STTC is mandated to:

  • Enhancing the quality of the Chinese participation in the European Research Framework Programs and especially reinforcing the participation from less economically developed areas.
  • Supporting the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement and the other bilateral initiatives.
  • Supporting the bilateral cooperation in the broader field of innovation and especially technological cooperation between industrial players.
  • Supporting the ongoing bilateral Scientific Cooperation dialogue and the other related initiatives.

Dragon-STAR will build upon the previous experience gained from the BILAT-SILK (Bilat project with China) as well as from the work done in the ChinaAccess4EU, ensuring thus the continuity of the two successful projects, and the further usage of the previous work already undertaken.

Contact: Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, info@dragon-star.eu

European University Centre at Peking University

The European University Centre at Peking University is a Centre for cooperation in education and research between a number of high profile European universities and Peking University.

The aim of the Centre is to establish joint research projects within various disciplines and faculties, to arrange conferences, seminars and workshops on topics of common interest, and to develop cooperation between Peking University and other universities and research institutions in China (like CAS and CASS) and the European universities.

Contact China office (Beijing): euc2009@pku.edu.cn , +0086 (0)10 62755387