The programme is jointly facilitated by NWO and NSFC. A call for proposals will be published annually, calling for Sino-Dutch research proposals in thematic areas. The call will feature a different thematic priority every year. The thematic priorities will be selected jointly by NWO and NSFC, and further developed in a Sino-Dutch expert workshop prior to opening the call for proposals.
This Call for Proposals pertains solely to the Plant Developmental Biology call and the granting process that both take place in 2011.
Who can apply
Eligible research teams are composed of Dutch and Chinese researchers, with active involvement in the project of a senior Principal Investigator on both the Chinese and the Dutch side. For Dutch scientists the NWO eligibility criteria are applied, i.e. the Dutch principal investigator should be affiliated to: a Dutch university; or a Dutch non-profit institution for scientific research qualified to submit research proposals to NWO.
To match the conditions imposed by NSFC on Chinese scientists, any Dutch scientist may be involved in one application/project only. For Chinese scientists, please refer to the Chinese call for this program on NSFC’s website for the eligibility criteria of the Chinese applicants