Cooperation China (NSFC) - Travel and subsistence costs, seminars

Cooperation China (NSFC) - Travel and subsistence costs, seminars: this is a grant for a short stay in China of a Dutch scientist, or in the Netherlands of a Chinese scientist, for all scientific disciplines except for the social and behavioural sciences and humanities. Joint Chinese-Dutch seminars can be funded as well.

Purpose 

The aim of Cooperation China (NSFC) - Travel and subsistence costs, seminars is to promote the contacts between Dutch and Chinese researchers in the area of the natural sciences. The funding arises from a joint agreement between NWO and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in Beijing.

Who can apply

A researcher in the natural sciences with a tenured position at one of the following knowledge institutions can submit an application: Dutch universities, KNAW institutes, NWO institutes, NKI, MPI Nijmegen, researchers from the Dubble Beamline at the ESRF in Grenoble, NCB Naturalis, and the Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography (ARCNL). Conversely a Chinese researcher can submit an application to NSFC.

A condition from the NSFC is that a work visit takes place in the context of a research programme that the NSFC funds. You must have made contact with the researchers of the host organisation beforehand and have been demonstrably invited by the host organisation to carry out joint research.

What can be applied for

For a stay in China of one to three months, international travel costs and local travel and subsistence costs can be applied for. For a grant for a stay in China, NWO remunerates the international travel costs up to a maximum of 930 euros and NSFC remunerates the local travel and subsistence costs.

At NSFC a Chinese head applicant of an ongoing NSFC project (of at least 3 years) can apply for a stay of 1 to 3 months in the Netherlands which duration must be covered by the duration of the ongoing NSFC project.For a grant for a stay in the Netherlands, NWO remunerates local travel costs up to an amount of 125 euros per month and subsistence costs up to a maximum of 1750 euros per month for a senior researcher and 2000 euros per month for a professor. NSFC pays for the international travel costs.

For a seminar to be jointly organised in the Netherlands or China, a contribution towards the costs can be applied for. A remuneration is possible for seminars of between 3 and 7 days in length and for a maximum of 10 participants per country. As home organisation, NWO remunerates the international travel costs up to a maximum of 930 euros per person. As host organisation, NWO remunerates local travel and subsistence costs with an amount of 175 euros per person per day. The maximum amount per seminar is 15,000 euros.

When can be applied

You may submit at any time. There are no deadlines. The processing time of an application is at most six months.

Applications can be submitted until the reserved budget for the programmes Visitor’s Travel Grant, Cooperation Germany - Von Humboldt Stiftung, Cooperation Japan, Cooperation Taiwan and Cooperation China travel and subsistence costs, seminars has been exhausted.

Selection

Criteria

Applications are assessed on the basis of:

For a stay in China:

  • Quality of the research teams
  • Scientific quality, originality and relevance of the proposed cooperation with work plan
  • Knowledge utilisation

For a bilateral joint seminar:

  • Quality of the research teams
  • Scientific quality, originality and relevance of the proposed seminar with work plan
  • Effects of the seminar on the scientific collaboration between Dutch and Chinese researchers
  • Knowledge utilisation

Procedure

The applications are assessed by the NWO-wide grants committee.

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Details

Grant type

Cooperation and Exchange

Status

Open for application

Deadline

Continuous application

Budget

207,500 per half year

Objective

People (2019-2022) Knowledge sharing (2019-2022)

Science area

WOTRO Science for Global Development Exact and Natural Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities Applied and Engineering Sciences Medical Sciences

Contact

Hanneke Dekker Hanneke Dekker +31 (0)70 3494011 bezoekersbeurzen@nwo.nl