Joint Projects with National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Funding area: International

The RSE – NSFC 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. Researchers based outside Scotland may wish to apply to the Royal Society, London Joint Project scheme.

The collaboration should be based on a single project, with two teams or individuals based in Scotland and China. The collaboration should involve bilateral exchanges between Scotland and China (applications will only be considered for bilateral, not multilateral, projects).

Fund deadline

March 5, 2018 5:00 pm

Fund value

The RSE grant provides a maximum of £6,000 per year. A similar level of funding will be provided by the NSFC to the China-based applicant.

Fund duration

2 years

Additional Information


Joint Projects are intended for researchers of at least postdoctoral status. The Scottish based collaborators must be employed by a Scottish research institution, and the China-based collaborators must be eligible to apply for NSFC funding.


The RSE and NSFC hosted a 2-Day workshop in September 2016 bringing together scientists from Scotland and China to develop joint research projects and, specifically, to generate applications to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme.

Subjects

The subject areas for the 2016 Joint Project Scheme were:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Reservoir Geophysics
  • Petrophysics
  • 4D Seismic (Timelapse Seismic)
  • Seismic Exploration and Interpretation
  • High-Resolution Seismic Processing
  • Deepwater Exploration
  • Different Tectonic Basin Settings

The RSE and NSFC hosted a 2-Day workshop in November 2017 bringing together scientists from Scotland and China to develop joint research projects and, specifically, to generate applications to the RSE-NSFC Joint Project Scheme.

Subjects

The subject area for the 2017 Joint Project Scheme is Synthetic Biology that is divided into three topics as follows:

  • Enabling Technologies in Synthetic Biology for Driving Innovation
  • Cell Factories and the Microbial Production of Natural Products
  • Synthetic Organism and Biosynthesis

To apply, please register for an account. Application documents can then be downloaded from the “Apply For Funding” area once logged in.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Rita Vėlavičiūtė, Research Awards Officer.

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have read the award Terms and Conditions.