2020 National Natural Science Foundation of China and 2020 National Social Science Fund of China

On Call

2020 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and 2020 National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC) are available for WKU faculty and staff to apply for now.

NSFC:

The foundation supports not only natural sciences projects but also management sciences projects.

Funding:

1.      Key Program

2.      General Program

3.      Major Program

4.      Young Scientists Fund

5.      National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

6.      Foreign Young Scholar (application can be filled out in English)

Etc.

NSFC Requirements:

1) Applicant must have a professional title (position) of deputy senior level or above, or have a doctorate degree.

2) In principle, the number of national projects hosted by the applicant shall not exceed 2.

NSSFC:

Funding:

1.     Key Program

2.     General Program

3.     Youth Program

NSSFC Requirements:

1) Applicant must have a professional title (position) of deputy senior level or above, or have a doctorate degree. Applicant who does not meet the above criteria can apply for the youth program without the need for written recommendations from experts. Youth program applicant must not be over 35 years of age (born after February 15th, 1985).
2) The fund covers 23 disciplines under social science. Interdisciplinary research topic should be based on one principal discipline.
3) Duration for different types of research: Basic Research (3-5 years) and Applied Research (2-3 years).
4) The Principal Investigator who is currently in charge of a National Social Science Fund of China, a National Natural Science Foundation of China, or other research projects at national level cannot apply for a new NSSFC project.

 

Application Period

NSFC – 0:00 on March 1st 2020 – 16:00 on April 20th 2020

NSSFC – December 20th 2019 – February 15th 2020

Since Office of Research and Sponsored Programs shall do pre-qualification examination and evaluation before application deadline, all the applicants are supposed to submit applications one week earlier than the deadline.

If you are interested in applying for the 2020 NSFC or 2020 NSSFC, please feel free to contact Mr. Jiajun Bao (GEH B305) baojiajun@wku.edu.cn. We will provide related help and service.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Wenzhou-Kean University