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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

Chinese Government Scholarship-Great Wall Program


Great Wall Program is a full scholarship established by MOE for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to sponsor students and scholars in developing countries to study and conduct research in China.

The deadline for application is between January and early April, 2016

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Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)

ITSP supports midstream/downstream research and development (R&D) projects undertaken mainly by universities, R&D Centres, industry support organisations, professional bodies and trade and industry associations. ITSP invites applications for funding every six months or so. The Government adopts a three-tier funding framework for ITSP under the ITF. Tier 2 involves the funding of applied R&D projects which are industry-oriented and have potential for commercialisation. Tier 3 involves the funding of exploratory and forward-looking projects. The first round of funding applications for 2016 under Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) is now open to application.

The deadline for application is for application is 31 March, 2016


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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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Poland: UNESCO-Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program 2016

With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO thirty-five (35) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2016. The beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

The deadline for application is April 30th, 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.    
Chinese Government Scholarship-Great Wall Program

1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health
2. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (written in Chinese or English)
3. For more information, please refer to http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2051.


Ms. Lydie Ndobo-Mackongo
E-mail: l.ndobo@unesco.org

Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)

Applications of Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects must be submitted to the ITF Secretariat either:

a. in hard copy in triplicate (one original plus two duplicate copies) in person or by post. Please also kindly provide a soft copy (preferably in MS Word 2003 or above), together with an application datasheet (available with the application forms); or
b. through the Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administrative System



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

Chinese contact:
Wencong Li


Poland: UNESCO-Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program 2016


1. Individual applications are not receivable
2. The official channel for the submission of candidatures is the National Commission for UNESCO of your country
3. Before applying check if you comply with the conditions spelled out in the letter of announcement concerning the programme you are interested in and if your country is invited to participate
4. More information, please refer to http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unesco-poland-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme-engineering/

b.qin@unesco.org and


NSFC – FWO 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://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/international-collaboration/scientific-cooperation/cooperation-with-china/

Chinese contact:
Xu Jin
E-mail: xujin@nsfc.gov.cn

Belgian contact:
Isabelle Verbaeys

    Forthcoming Events    

Beijing 8th International Conference on “ Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities- BESSH-2016
March 21-22, 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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PEGS China: Protein and Antibody Engineering & Development Summit
April 5-7, 2016, Shanghai, China


This year’s event comprises four content-driven conferences with over sixty global speakers, plus a new seminar on clinical & regulatory strategies for global and domestic IND and BLA filings. In addition, dedicated exhibit hall and poster viewing hours will provide invaluable opportunities for networking, deal-making and ideas exchange.

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The 8th International Conference on Future Computer and Communication (ICFCC 2016)
April 28-30, 2016, Hong Kong, China


This conference focuses on Future Computer and Communication. ICFCC conference will provide a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their ideas.

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