Funding Available to Support Collaborations between U.S. and Chinese ScientistsNIH and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) recently published corresponding funding announcements to encourage and support research cooperation between U.S. and Chinese scientists studying cancer, mental health, allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and its comorbidities. NIH released an announcement for administrative supplements for U.S. investigators, and NSFC published an announcement for new 1-year projects from Chinese collaborating investigators. This initiative is part of a U.S.–China Program for Biomedical Research Cooperation that was established by NIH and NSFC in 2010.
U.S. and Chinese investigators will work together to develop corresponding applications to NIH and NSFC. Applications will be reviewed in parallel by both agencies using similar selection factors, and funding decisions will be made by both agencies according to research priorities of both countries. NIH has pledged to support up to $4 million in total costs in FY 2011 under this program, whereas NSFC has indicated that approximately 300,000 renminbi (about $47,000) will be available per project to support Chinese collaborators.
NCI Cancer Bulletin for December 13, 2011 - National Cancer Institute