Total budget to be allocated
300 million RMB
Total projects to be funded
Specific subjects and topics
Organ development, steady-state programming, and its metabolic regulation:
- Growth and size control of tissues and organs, and their metabolic regulation;
- Transport mechanisms of endogenous bioactive small molecules, and their regulation on tissue homeostasis;
- Regulation networks of glucose and lipid metabolism in important tissues and organs;
- Immune regulation of steady state maintenance of tissues and organs (*);
- Occurrence of metabolic plasticity and metabolic memory;
- Mechanism of degeneration and senescence of tissues and organs;
- Pathogenesis and biomarkers of dementia amongst different age groups;
- Construction of pseudo-organs, and their metabolic regulation (*).
Regulatory mechanisms of nutrition and environment on organ development and homeostasis:
- Effects of exercise on development and homeostasis;
- Effects of drugs on ontogeny and metabolism.
Mechanisms of occurrence and development of diseases related to metabolic and developmental disorders:
- Genetic regulation mechanisms of developmental abnormalities in children.
Projects marked with (*) encourage young scientists to be presented as PIs.
General requirements applying to all NKPs (see corresponding section in this page).
Additional requirements for this specific NKP include:
- Project implementation period generally is 5 years;
- Applicants are encouraged to make extensive use of open-sharing large research infrastructures and devices, and to involve State Key Laboratories;
- The project proposal must cover the full chain, from basic research to applied research;
- The maximum number of participants in each consortium cannot exceed 6, while the maximum number of subtopics for each project should not exceed 4;
- Projects should abide by the State Council Order No. 2019 become effective in July 2019, stipulating (amongst others) that international scientists collecting genetic resources and using biomaterials from China to:
- Have a Chinese collaborator;
- Share data and patents derived from the collaboration with the Chinese institution;
- Not to share data and patents with other entities (in China or abroad);
- Not to publish data in international journals without MOST’s approval.
Date of publication
24 September 2019
Deadline for submitting comments
9 October 2019
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Original call (in Chinese, copy-paste in browser)
- National Key R&D Programme
- Basic research
- Applied research