科研經費

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) offers:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (國家自然科學基金)
(One annual call for proposals)

General Program (面上項目)
The program funds small principal investigator-initiated projects on topics they freely select within the scope of natural sciences.

Key Program (重點項目)
The program funds medium-sized, principal investigator-initiated projects within priority areas of the NSFC.

Major Research Plan (重大研究計畫項目)
This program funds groups of projects with similar objectives that focus on key basic scientific issues with strategic importance to the nation and major frontier areas.

Young Scientists Fund (青年科學基金項目)
This is a talent fostering program. It funds young researchers aged under 35 for men and 40 for women, on research topics they freely select.


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.