Joint Projects with Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan (MOST)

Funding area: International

The RSE–MOST Joint Project scheme is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and Taiwan. 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’s Joint Project scheme.

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

See below for full details and application forms and regulations.

Fund deadline passed

This fund is currently closed for applications.

Fund value

The RSE grant provides a maximum of £6,000 per year. The MOST provides a maximum of NT 240,000 per year.

Fund duration

2 years

Additional Information


Scottish based team:

  • Project Leader must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent
  • Collaborators must be employed by a Scottish research institution.
  • Unrestricted number of participants per team. PhD students may be included however their international activities (travel, subsistence, etc) cannot be funded with project money.
  • Visits must take place in both directions.
  • An applicant can only apply as Project Leader once per deadline.
  • Current holders of an RSE Joint Project Award are not eligible to apply.
  • Holders of other RSE awards are still eligible to apply.

Taiwanese based team:

  • Project Leader must hold a postdoctoral or equivalent degree and be hosted by organisations that can apply to the MOST of Taiwan.
  • Unrestricted number of participants per team. PhD students may be included; however, their international activities (e.g., travel, daily expenses, etc.) cannot be funded with project money.
  • Research visits must be bidirectional

 


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

Application Subjects

The subject area for the 2017 Joint Project Scheme was:

  • Big Data: Methodologies and Applications

The RSE and MOST hosted a 2-Day workshop in November 2018 in Scotland bringing together scientists from Scotland and Taiwan to develop joint research projects and, specifically, to generate applications to the RSE-MOST Joint Project Scheme.

Joint Applications

The subject area for the 2018 Joint Project Scheme is Gravitational Waves.

 


A progress report must be submitted to the Society 12 months after the start date of the Joint Project. A Final Report must be submitted no later than one month after the completion of the Joint Project. Funding for the second year of the project will not be made available until a satisfactory report has been received. 

Please submit your report by using our Report Template Form.

The RSE should be informed of any publications, further collaborations, funding etc. resulting from this Joint Project. The RSE is pleased to receive copies of publications.


This fund is currently closed for applications.

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

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

If you have any questions about the award, please contact us.

Please note: a parallel application must be submitted online to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan by the Taiwanese project leader

Awards are granted for research in the advertised subject area(s) only. Please refer to the “RSE-MOST Joint Workshop 2018” tab above.