Funding Scheme

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) offers:

National Key R&D Programs (國家重點研發計劃) (No fixed schedule for application calls)

This plan merges several prominent state programs, including the former 863, 973 and National Key Technologies R&D program. It focuses more on research areas in agriculture, environment and health, biotechnology, space, IT, energy, new materials, telecommunications, and other social affairs, among others.

National Key Science and Technology Program (國家科技重大專項) (No fixed schedule for application calls)

The program supports research in the following fields: electronic devices, integrated circuit manufacturing technology, broadband wireless mobile network, waste water control and treatment, drug, oil, gas, and coal development, among many others.