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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 - VR Collaboration Research Programme


The aim of the grant is to support the development of long-term research collaboration between Swedish and Chinese researchers. The grants are financed by the Swedish Research Council in Sweden and the National Natural Science foundation of China (NSFC) in China on the principle of reciprocity and parity. The collaboration shall be based on the principle of mutual benefit, equality and commonly set objectives. The call for network grant is open for applications concerning research within these two areas: Disease due to environmental impact or life style factors; Treatment of chronic disease. The maximum amount for the Swedish part is 350,000 SEK per year, including indirect costs. The maximum amount for the Chinese part is 125,000 RMB per year.

The deadline for application is August 28th, 2015

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CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists supports leading international scientists to conduct a lecture tour at CAS for 1-2 weeks. Each professor is invited to visit at least two CAS-affiliated institutions (research institutes or universities) to lecture and interact with CAS researchers and postgraduate students. He or she is also expected to host CAS postdoctoral researchers at CAS expenses at his or her lab for a research stay of 1-3 months.
This fellowship provides each awardee with a stipend of ¥50,000 per week, to cover all expenses for this lecture tour, including a round-trip international airfare, accommodation, meals, transportation and honorarium.

The deadline for application is September 1st, 2015


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The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) Collaborative Research Programme

This call has been recently published by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong, aiming to help facilitate textile and clothing industries to pursue high value-added manufacturing and servicing activities.

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 - VR Collaboration Research Programme

1. Chinese applications must log in http://isisn.nsfc.gov.cn/egrantweb/ and fill the online application form.
2. English application form and cooperation agreement should be provided.
3. For more information, please refer to

Qiu Chunhong: qiuch@nsfc.gov.cn

Johan Dixelius: johan.dixelius@vr.se

CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists

1. Applications for categories A, B or C must be submitted through the main host institution affiliated to CAS. Applications submitted by individuals will NOT be accepted.
2. Application form in English (Please download the application form here).
3. Send your application form and all material to your CAS host researcher and he/she will take responsibility to submit your application via our online application system
4. For more information, please refer to

Applicants for UCAS, please inquire:
Applicants for USTC, please inquire:


The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) Collaborative Research Programme


To minimise unnecessary work and save time, the following two-step approach should be followed:
(1) applicants should first brief HKRITA on the proposed application by way of a powerpoint presentation which identifies the key features of the project proposal – this will facilitate an initial assessment as to whether the proposal can be supported; and, if so
(2) a formal application for funding, fine-tuned on the basis of earlier discussions, can then be formally submitted.
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2015 IIER International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (ICCBE)
July 25, 2015, Beijing, China


It aims to be one of the leading International conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Chemical and Biochemical Engineering related techniques.

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2015 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (ICIKM 2015)
July 29–30, 2015, Shanghai, China


ICIKM is the main annual research conference aimed at presenting current research being carried out. The idea of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and the industry.

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10th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China
August 15-17, 2015, Shanghai, China


The aim of ChinaCom is to bring together Chinese and international researchers and practitioners in networking and communications under one roof, building a showcase of these fields in China.

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