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Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)

ITSP supports midstream/downstream research and development (R&D) projects undertaken mainly by universities, R&D Centres, industry support organisations, professional bodies and trade and industry associations. ITSP invites applications for funding every six months or so. The Government adopts a three-tier funding framework for ITSP under the ITF. Tier 2 involves the funding of applied R&D projects which are industry-oriented and have potential for commercialisation. Tier 3 involves the funding of exploratory and forward-looking projects. The first round of funding applications for 2016 under Tier 2 and Tier 3 of the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) is now open to application.

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.