In China, there are several National and Regional agencies that offer Science and Technology research funds to researchers. Each funding agency provides a variety of programmes, which serve the strategic aims of the country/regional location and meet the needs of different research areas.

Dragon-Star is constantly investigating and publishing infomation regarding the opportunities for European researchers to be involved in Chinese programs for Research and Innovation.

You may find in the following link the newsletters with the latest funding opportunities

or search in the respective search engine

Online Programmes Database



Under the framework of the DRAGON-STAR project, this Help Desk aims at provide comprehensive information on Chinese Funding Programmes and provide direct Q&A opportunities to facilitate European researchers´ participation in Chinese research funding programmes.

For additional information concerning Chinese funding programmes on Science and Technology please contact

Ms. Kai (Grace) Zhang

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI)


Webinars about Chinese Funding Programs

In the framework of Dragon-Star Plus project a series or webimars have been organized on Chinese Funding Programs. Please find the respective presentations bellow :

1st Webinar
2nd Webinar
3rd Webinar

For more information please get in touch with Mr Richard Deng (



Check the special section in the EURAXESS LINKS China website

This section features funding and grant information targeted to:

– Researchers wishing to travel to China from Europe,
– Researchers wishing to return to or visit Europe from China,
– Researchers looking to locate funding opportunities in Europe and in China,
– Researchers seeking to collaborate with partners either in Europe or China.

The Forthcoming Calls page lists calls with deadlines over the next 3 months.

The Funding programmes page gives access to information about EU, European countries and Chinese funding.

The Funding Guide for European Researchers in China brings this information in one single document updated on a yearly basis that can be downloaded in pdf format here under.


Funding Agencies in China

The major funding agencies for the National level are the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) affiliated to the Ministry of Education (MoE). For the main Regional level agencies, these include Beijing Municipal Commission of Science and Technology (BMCST), Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) and Guangdong Provincial Department of Science & Technology (GPDST).

Read here more information about the National and Regional Funding Programmes in China 

or read the following report :