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Dragon-Star project 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.


Newly Published Calls

CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries


The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries Programme is designed to enhance scientific cooperation between CAS-affiliated research institutions (Please see: http://english.cas.cn/CASI/ for CAS institutes; http://www.ustc.edu.cn/ for USTC, and http://english.ucas.ac.cn/Pages/default.aspx for UCAS) and academic institutions in developing countries, enabling awardees to participate in the scientific research programs of the CAS-affiliated institutions or to conduct collaborative research projects agreed upon by a host institution of CAS.

The deadline for application is September 15th, 2014

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Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects

The objective of the ECF/WWGF is to promote individual behavioural and life style changes to protect the environment and achieve sustainable development. More specifically, the WWGF aims to support action projects, which are result-oriented and will make a real difference to the environment in Hong Kong.

The deadline for application is June 26th, 2014


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Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invite applications for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2014/15 exercise. Launched in 1996, the Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and Germany by providing researchers in the two places with one-year or two-year travel grants. The Hong Kong Principal Investigators could use the RGC grants to support justified research visits of research postgraduate students to partner institutions, in order to enhance the students' training and opportunities for overseas experience. The budget for the 2014/15 exercise is HK$1.2 million The grant size for the travel grants is HK$45,000 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and HK$30,000 per year for projects not involving students' travel. Additional funding support from Hong Kong and German institutions / companies to individual grant recipient is most welcome.

The deadline for application is June 16th, 2014

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Getting Involved
    Generally speaking, the applicant will be required to fill in a standard application form designated by the national agency managing the programme, and submit it with the required documents to the secretariat of the national agency or a host organization of the funding programme.    
CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries

There are two approaches to submitting applications for the Fellowship:

  • by a CAS-affiliated institution as the host of the applicant, or
  • by an international strategic partner institution which has been identified by the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS.

Application Forms (http://english.bic.cas.cn/AF/Fe/201304/W020130425377983526691.doc) must be completed and submitted in duplicates in English, along with a completed Recommendation Form completed, signed and sealed by the host institution of CAS) or a recommendation letter signed by the director of an identified international strategic partner institution. In the latter case, an official acceptance letter from the host institution affiliated with CAS is required.

Dr. Ru Zhitao
Email: ztru@cashq.ac.cn

Environmental Research, Technology Demonstration and Conference Projects

Applicants have to fill out an application form attached to this Guide, which can be obtained from

  • ECF Research Projects Vetting Sub-committee Secretariat 5/F Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Tel: 2835 1050 and Fax: 2838 2155 E-mail: ecfc@epd.gov.hk
  • Softcopy can be downloaded from the Internet homepage of 1. Environment and Conservation Fund Committee http://www.ecf.gov.hk 2. Environmental Campaign Committee http://www.ecc.org.hk

Please contact the Secretariat
Telephone No. (852) 2835 1719
Fax No. (852) 2838 2155
Email: ecfc@epd.gov.hk

Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

Parallel submissions of applications by the Hong Kong and the German applicants are required: Hong Kong applicants should submit their applications to the RGC through the Research Offices of respective institutions. Direct submission of applications to the RGC will not be accepted; and German applicants should submit their applications directly to the DAAD. Further details are available on the DAAD homepage.

It is the obligation of both the Hong Kong and German applicants to ensure that their respective applications contain sufficient and consistent information for evaluation. The RGC will not seek or accept supplementary information / revision after the application deadline. The DAAD would verify the applications upon receipt of the Hong Kong applications from the RGC. Applications containing inconsistent information may lead to disqualification. Applications will be disqualified if the proposals are found to have exceeded the allowable page limits or excessive attachments.

Ms Cecilia S L Sun
Email: rocsun@cityu.edu.hk

Ms Jade Fong
Email: jfong@hkbu.edu.hk

    Forthcoming Events    

6th July 2014 in Beijing China


The Workshop is oriented to explore the new frontiers and challenges within the Computational Intelligence research area, including in particular Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation and Soft Computing based solutions, for the optimal usage and management of energy resources in Smart Grid applicative scenarios. The Workshop will be a proficient discussion table within the IEEE WCCI 2014 conference, which attracts the most famous researchers in the Computational Intelligence field worldwide.

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The 6th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service (ICIMCS 2014)
10th to 12th July 2014 in Xiamen, China


The ACM ICIMCS 2014 is a forum for researchers from the academia and the industry, professionals, standard developers to exchange information on the state-of-art of internet multimedia information processing technologies and applications, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia information computing from internet.

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2014 International Conference on Industrial and Applied Electronics (ICIAE 2014)
28th to 29th July 2014 in Hong Kong, China


ICIAE 2014 aims to provide a high level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions, industrials and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements, and discus the advancement in the fields of Industrial and Applied Electronics, etc.

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