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SRSF Joint Project Call (2018)

Silk Road Science Fund

Silk Road Science Fund (SRSF) is a joint project between Iran and China to:

  • support joint Research and Development projects,
  • hold joint workshops, and
  • exchange researchers in short term courses.

In its second year, proposals applied jointly by researchers from Iran on the one hand and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on the other will be supported along with SRSF framework. The proposals have to be on one of the following scientific fields:

  • nano technology
  • renewable energies
  • cognitive sciences
  • advanced materials
  • artificial intelligence
  • water sciences
  • medical engineering

 

Joint Research and Development Projects

SRSF supports a maximum of six joint research projects.

Iranian researchers can register their joint research proposals in Iran National Science Foundation Research and Technology Management System from April 21, 2017 to May 31, 2017. To receive the proposal for joint projects please click here.

All proposals must be submitted separately and simultaneously to Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) (by Iranian researchers) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (by Chinese researchers). Applications submitted by only one of the two parties will not enter the review process.

The lead Iranian researcher must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes in Iran, and the lead Chinese researcher must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes affiliated to CAS.

Those researchers whose joint research proposals have been accepted last year within the SRSF framework are NOT allowed submit proposals for joint research projects this year.

The maximum of financial support granted to the researchers of each party is US$ 40.000 a year.

The maximum time period for each project is three years and the approved projects will start from January 2018.

 

Joint Workshops

SRSF supports a maximum of three workshops.

Iranian researchers can register their joint research proposals in Iran National Science Foundation Research and Technology Management System from April 21, 2017 to May 31, 2017. To receive the proposal for joint projects please click here.

All proposals must be submitted separately and simultaneously to INSF (by Iranian researchers) and CAS (by Chinese researchers). Applications submitted by only one of the two parties will not enter the review process.

The lead Iranian researcher must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes in Iran, and the lead Chinese researcher must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes affiliated to CAS.

The workshop may be held only in Iran or China.

In case the workshop is held in Iran, INSF will grant a maximum of US$ 15.000 to the Iranian researcher for hosting the workshop, and CAS will cover the travel costs of the Chinese researcher to participate in the workshop.

In case the workshop is held in China, CAS will grant a maximum of US$ 15.000 to the Chinese researcher for hosting the workshop, and INSF will cover the travel costs of the Iranian researcher to participate in the workshop.

Those researchers whose joint research proposals have been accepted last year within the SRSF framework are NOT allowed to submit proposals for joint research projects this year.

Workshops must be held in 2018.

 

Researcher Exchange Program

SRSF will support a maximum of 24 researcher exchanges, each lasting for a maximum of one week.

Iranian researchers can register their applications in Iran National Science Foundation Research and Technology Management System from April 21, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

The Iranian researcher must be a faculty member in one of universities or research institutes in Iran.

The application for researcher exchange program can be submitted solely by the Iranian researcher to INSF and there is no need for the exchange application to be drafted and submitted jointly with the Chinese party.

After announcement of accepted applications by SRSF, the researcher-dispatching party must submit the registration letter to the hosting party at least three months prior to the visitation date. Registration must include researcher’s CV, visitation time schedule, institutes and research centers to be visited, hosting researchers or institutes and their contact information.

The dispatching party is responsible for international travel costs, while the hosting party covers the costs of local residence and urban trips.

CAS may only host visitations from its affiliated institutes and universities.

The researcher exchange must be carried out in 2018.

 

Contact Information

Iranian Researcher Contact Information:

Dr. Yalda Rohani

Scientific Diplomacy Specialist at INSF

Phone: (+9821) 80161112

Fax: (+9821) 88003981

Email: rohani.y@insf.org

Contact Information for CAS Liaison in SRSF Joint Secretariat:

Mr Ning Liu

Bureau of International Cooperation of CAS, Division of Asia and Africa Affairs

Telephone: 86 10 68597526

Telefax: 86 10 68511095

Email: nliu@cashq.ac.cn

 

 

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