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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

NSFC –NWO Joint Research Project on Advanced Materials


The NWO-NSFC Programme aims at stimulating sustainable Sino-Dutch research collaboration by funding Joint Research Projects. The thematic priority of the 2014 Sino-Dutch call is set on the topic of Advanced Materials. The programme invites the joint research teams to submit project proposals that focus on organic, inorganic and/or polymeric materials and composites and/or their application.

The deadline for application is January 15th, 2015

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NSFC-RSE Joint Research Projects

The RSE – NNSFC 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.The subject area for the 2014 (for Spring 2015) Joint Project Scheme is Marine Science with a focus on Biodiversity.

The deadline for application is December 5th,2014.


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GSP - Internship Programme

The Internship Programme is a sub-programme under the General Support Programme (GSP) funded by Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF). It targets those organizations undertaking research and development (R&D) projects, including local universities, R&D centres established under the ITF, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and companies in private sectors, which expect to recruit interns to assist in the R&D projects.

The recruitment is open all year around.

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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.    
NSFC –NWO Joint Research Project on Advanced Materials

1. Applications must be submitted in an electronic form using the Iris system
2. Please note that all applications are to be written in English
3. Please download the application form http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/Portals/0/fj/20141120_fj02.doc
4. For more information, please refer to http://tinyurl.com/mdn68ux

Chinese contact:
Xu Jin

Netherland contact:
Dr. Mark Kas
Email: m.kas@nwo.nl

NSFC-RSE Joint Research Projects

1. Chinese applicants should log on http://isis.nsfc.gov.cn to fill the application form
2. Provide the resume from both Chinese and British applicants.
3. For more information, please refer to http://tinyurl.com/kmfmb75

Chinese contact:
Li Wen Cong

UK contact:
Anne Fraser
Email: internationalgrants@royalsoced.org.uk

GSP - Internship Programme

1. The Internship Programme is open all year round. Applications should be submitted through Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administrative System (https://www3.itf.gov.hk/?itf_lng=en).
2. Applicant organizations should have their ITF projects approved under the ITF and an intern selected/identified before the submission of the application form to ITF Secretariat.
3. Applications should be submitted electronically through ITCFAS at the ITF website (www.itf.gov.hk) for each of the interns for the projects.
4. The applicant organization should provide certified copies of documents on the academic qualification of the intern to be recruited.

Email: enquiry_gsp@itc.gov.hk

    Forthcoming Events    

2014 International Conference on Applied Mechanics (ICOAM 2014)
December 13-14, 2014, Xiamen, China


The aim of ICOAM 2014 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Applied Mechanics topics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face, to establish business or research relations as well as to find global partners for future collaborations.

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2014 International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Design (ICMMD 2014)
December26-28, 2014, Hong Kong, China


The ICMMD conference is an international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Mechatronics and Mechanical Design. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world.

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2014 IEEE International Conference on Control Science and Systems Engineering (CCSSE 2014)
December 29–31, 2014, Yantai, China


It is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Control Science and Systems Engineering. This conference will feature world-class plenary speakers, major technical symposia, industry and academic panels, tutorials and workshops. The technical program chairs invite the submission of original papers to following symposia for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings.

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