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Dragon-Star Plus will provide the EC and the Member States with tools for setting a long term cooperation strategy with China in research and innovation. The proposed activities take into account the current on-going policy dialogue and the peculiarities of the research and innovation environment in China, and are based upon the outputs and the established mechanism of the previous DRAGON-STAR project.

   

   
Newly Published Calls
   
   

China- EU S&T Cooperation Programme

   
   

The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has published the first call for proposals under the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) for Research and Innovation, paving the way for deepened cooperation between European and Chinese research and innovation stakeholders. This first call launched on 16 December will enable China-based entities that are part of successful proposals under the Horizon 2020 2014/15 work programme and submitted proposals to the Horizon 2020 2016 work programme to apply for co-funding from MOST.

The deadline for application is March 31st, 2016

   
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NSFC – DFG Joint Research Programme

   
   

According to a memorandum of cooperation between National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and DFG, both sides will jointly fund research projects and support of the both countries to conduct substantive innovative research and cooperation. Therefore this call is targeted at proposals in the field of the development and optimisation of novel functional materials for catalysis, energy storage and energy technologies. These materials should permit environmentally benign reactions, which comprise effective chemical transformations, while using a minimum of resources and producing a minimum of pollutants.

The call aims to attract joint proposals, which for instance focus on:
• the synthesis of new materials,
• the structural and physicochemical characterisation of new materials,
• approaches toward novel applications in the above mentioned field,
• or other innovative methods.

The deadline for application is March 31st, 2016

   
   

More info

   
         
   
NSFC –European Commission Joint Research Programme
   
   

According to a memorandum of cooperation between National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the European Commission, both sides will jointly fund research projects and support of the both countries to conduct substantive innovative research and cooperation. The programme will support Chinese researchers who have already acquired funding from ERC. The funding for Chinese applicants will not exceed 30.000 RMB.

The deadline for application is April 28th, 2016

   
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NSFC – FWO Joint Research Programme
   
   

In the frame of this new agreement, a first call for collaborative projects is launched in order to further promote scientific cooperation between Flanders and China. The new co-operation agreement replaces the old one with the result that the continuous application process is replaced by regular calls for submission. For the 2016 call the cooperation is limited to all fields of natural sciences and medical sciences in the following themes: mathematical & physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences, earth sciences, engineering & material sciences, information sciences, management sciences, health sciences. NSFC provides per project a fixed total amount of 100,000 RMB for the total duration of two years. FWO pays researcher(s) from China a daily living allowance of € 50 per day (or max. € 1300 per month) and reimburses in addition the accommodation costs.

The deadline for application is May 6th, 2016

   
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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.    
   
China- EU S&T Cooperation Programme
   
   

1. Sino-foreign cooperation should sign an agreement or letter of intent of cooperation documents. The participation in collaborative R & D from both sides should clarify the contributions and division of labor.
2. The cooperation agreement must include specific provisions intellectual property rights. Otherwise, the two Parties shall sign a special intellectual property agreements.
3. More information on Horizon 2020, please refer to http://goo.gl/U5ABz6

Contact:
MOST
dongkq@cstec.org.cn

   
         
   
NSFC – DFG Joint Research Programme
   
   

1. Applicants should be principal investigators of on-going or completed NSFC research projects with duration of no less than 3 years.
2. Both sides need to have a good basis of cooperation.
3.More information, please refer to http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab87/info51415.htm

Contact:
NSFC - Qiu Chunhong qiuch@nsfc.gov.cn
DFG - Dr. Markus Behnke markus.behnke@dfg.de

   
         
   

NSFC – European Commission Joint Research Programme

   
   

1. Applicants must hold a PhD.
2. Applicants should be principal investigators of on-going or completed NSFC research projects with duration of no less than 3 years.
3. Applicants need to contact EU project team to agree with duration of trip, research fields and living expenses and to acquire the letter of support from person in charge.
4. More information, please refer to http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab87/info51450.htm

Contact:
Chinese contact:
Wencong Li
liwc@nsfc.gov.cn

   
         
   

NSFC – DFG Joint Research Programme

   
   

1. Applicants must submit your project proposal simultaneously to FWO and NSFC.
2. All the members of the Chinese research team (including the Chinese PI) have to be already involved in an ongoing NSFC project and there should be an overlap of at least one year.
3. For more information, please refer to http://goo.gl/Xpk86R

Contact:
Chinese contact:
Xu Jin
Email:xujin@nsfc.gov.cn

Belgian contact:
Isabelle Verbaeys
Email:Isabelle.Verbaeys@fwo.be

   
         
    Forthcoming Events    
         
   

Beijing 6th International Conference on “Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities- BESSH-2016”
February 22-23, 2016, Beijing, China

   
   

The conference will cover vital issues in Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities under multiple sub-themes. The aim of the conference is to support, encourage and provide a platform for networking, sharing, publishing and nurturing the potential growth of individual scholars across the globe.

   
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2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICBDA 2016) - Ei Compendex
March 12 - 14, 2016, Hangzhou, China

   
   

Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately society itself. The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICBDA 2016) provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in Big Data Research, Development, and Application.

   
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Shanghai 7th International Conference on “Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities- BESSH-2016”
March 17-18, 2016, Shanghai, China

   
   

BESSH-2016 Shanghai conference is a premier platform for the presentation of noval and creative research results in the fields of theoretical, and applied Arts, Social Science, Economics, Humanities, Literature, Business and Management. The conference will bring together leading researchers, social workers and scientists, students in the domain of scientific interest from around the world.

   
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