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Health Care and Promotion Scheme

The Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) provides funding support to evidence-based health promotion projects that help people adopt healthier lifestyles by enhancing awareness, changing adverse health behaviours or creating a conducive environment that supports good health practices. The HCPS invites innovative proposals addressing specific areas of health promotion listed in the thematic priorities which should contain a set of coordinated programmes leading to promotion of good health and prevention of illness in the community.

Environmental Education and Community Action Projects

Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects refer to educational programmes or activities which aim to enhance community awareness and knowledge of environmental issue and mobilize individuals to take direct and positive action to improve and conserve the environment and induce behavioural change towards a green lifestyle.

NSFC-FWO Joint Research Programme

On the 30th of June, 2015 the official signing of the new cooperation agreement between the FWO and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) took place in Brussels. After a first successful call in 2016, a second call for collaborative projects is launched in order to further promote scientific cooperation between Flanders and China. For the 2017 call the cooperation is limited to all fields of natural sciences and medical sciences in the following themes: mathematical & physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences, earth sciences, engineering & material sciences, information sciences, management sciences and health sciences.

NSFC-CGIAR Joint Research Programme

According to the cooperation agreement between the CGIAR and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), both sides will jointly fund scientists to start the research cooperation. NSFC will provide research and personnel funding for scientific researchers. The CGIAR Research Center provides the necessary financial support for CGIAR scientists involved in collaborative research, as well as research materials and training opportunities.

NSFC-European Commission Talent Programme

The European Commission and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) signed a bilateral cooperation agreement to co-fund China-EU Talent Programme in 2017 that will foster intenational talent cooperation. The goal of NSFC European CommissionTalent programme aims to support Chinese researchers that have already obtained the funding from ERC, and will support the research visits for 6 to 12 months. The funding for Chinese side should not exceed 30,000 RMB for each project.

NSFC-DFG Joint Research Programme

According to the bilateral cooperation agreement from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), both sides will co-fund Sino-German cooperation research programme to facilitate the exchange of the researchers. The funding for Chinese partners should not exceed 2 million RMB for each project.

MoST – Strategic International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation Key Programme

The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has published the 2016 Strategic International Cooperation in Science and Technology Innovation Key Programme under the Key National Development Plan. According to the central government science and technology program (special, funds) management reform scheme, it aims to make the combination of all key programmes and to form the implementation plan for each programme. Now, the application guide of key programme has been released.