NSFC Research Fellowship for International Young Scientists (2020 annual call)

The Research Fellowship for International Young Scientists (国家自然科学基金外国青年学者研究基金项目) is one category of the international cooperation programmes established by the NSFC. It is entirely dedicated to recruit highly talented young researchers based abroad to conduct research in Chinese research institutions. The aim is to promote sustainable academic collaboration and exchanges between Chinese scholars and foreign young…

“2030 Megaproject” – New Generation Artificial Intelligence (2020 first round, call for comments)

Total budget to be allocated N/A Total projects to be funded 22 to 44 Subjects and topics to be funded Fundamental theories of new generation AI: New neural network models inspired by brain structure and functions; ‘Perception-Learning-Decision’ network models based on impulsive neural networks; Research on fundamental theories and methods of cognitive computing Research on…

Establishment of 9 new national venture capital guidance funds

On 23 December 2019, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance officially announced the establishment of nine new Venture Capital guidance funds under the National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (thus they are officially referred to as ‘sub-funds’). The nine guidance/sub-funds will have a scale of 10.93 billion RMB, around…

EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (2020 call comment, first round)

Funding agency Ministry of Science and Technology Specific subjects and topics EU-China STI Flagships: Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies. Participants in the H2020 call: SFS-40-2020 – Healthy soils for healthy food production Sustainable Urbanisation. Participants in the H2020 call: SC5-27-2020 – Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: Enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological…

NKP – Intergovernmental cooperation with selected countries (2020 call for comments, first round) – Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Malta

In addition to the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism, bilateral agreements for joint projects have also been signed by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology with selected foreign governments or international organisations. Calls for these “intergovernmental cooperation programmes” (which are labeled as “National Key R&D Programmes”) are published on an annual basis, usually in two or…

Guangdong Provincial Key R&D Programme – “Nanotechnologies” (2019-2020 annual call)

On the basis of National Key R&D Programmes, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology has launched a series of Provincial-level Key R&D Programmes, supporting R&D in key priority fields. Research topics and subjects Pilot application topics: Nano materials; Nano information devices; Nano energy; Nano healthcare; Major industrial topics: Research and product development for vascular embolisation…

Guangdong Provincial Key R&D Programme – “Quantum science and engineering” (2019-2020 annual call)

On the basis of National Key R&D Programmes, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology has launched a series of Provincial-level Key R&D Programmes, supporting R&D in key priority fields. Research topics and subjects Key technologies of quantum key distribution; Research on key technologies of single photon atmospheric radar; R&D of integrated measurement and control chip…

Guangdong Provincial Key R&D Programme – “Manufacturing of high-end marine equipment, and utilisation and protection of marine resources” (2019-2020 annual call)

On the basis of National Key R&D Programmes, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology has launched a series of Provincial-level Key R&D Programmes, supporting R&D in key priority fields. Research topics and subjects Manufacturing of high-end marine equipment: Development and demonstration of deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicles for near-seafloor fine optical exploration; Development and demonstration of…

Anhui Provincial Key R&D Programmes – International S&T Cooperation (2020 annual call)

One category of Anhui Provincial Key R&D Programmes is specifically designed to support joint projects between Anhui-based entities and international partners based abroad (or in Hong Kong and Macao SARs). Specific research fields supported vary every year. Research fields for 2020 New generation ICT; smart cities; advanced manufacturing; modern agriculture; biopharmaceuticals; new materials; new energy;…