Resources for Scientific Exchange With China

Chinese Resources

The Chinese Scholarship Council. Detailed and up-to-date information on foreign student's affairs and Chinese higher education institutions including curricula and contact details.

The China Education and Research Network, with links to ministries, universities, colleges and national key labs. Also provides a survey of China's academic degrees.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China's international exchange programs

European Resources

EBNIC, the European Biotechnology Node for Interaction with China, aims to facilitate collaborations between academics and industrialists in Europe and China, by finding suitable partners and organising workshops on particular topics.

A summary of European/Chinese co-operation in the field of science and technology (now a couple of years old) can be found at

UK Resources

The Royal Society funds joint projects between the UK and China, postdoctoral fellowships to the UK from China, and study visits in either direction. Andrew Tutton, who looks after the joint project applications, says the scheme is "definitely oversubscribed"--they get about 30 applications a year, of which nine are funded. Nonetheless, the China programme is the biggest of the Royal Society's single-country collaboration funds.

The British Council promotes collaborations between British and Chinese scientists and has undertaken a survey of links between the UK and China in the field of science, engineering, and technology. The UK/China Science and Technology Collaboration Fund is open to applications from joint projects in the fields of biotechnology, new materials, and environmental technologies.

The Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology, UK has a mailbase list and holds an annual conference which allows Chinese scientists working and studying in the UK to network. The Society of Chemical Industry has a Chinese UK section, too.

German Resources

Goethe Institut Hong Kong, with detailed lists of German-Chinese university cooperations and funding institutions, as well as information about Chinese education, research, politics, and society.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)--A must for all who want to come to Germany and Germans that look for opportunities to study abroad, e.g., in China.

U.S. Resources

Those who would like to find funding and support for going to China, visit the Web site for the National Natural Science Foundation of China, which has established a fund for National Outstanding Young People.

International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers Program offered by NSF

International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) offered by NSF

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) offered by NIH-Fogarty International Center

GrantsNet profile of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program run by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. State Department

Luce Scholars Program offered by the Henry Luce Foundation

Science and Engineering Indicators--2000, National Science Board (NSB-00-1)

International Mobility of Scientists and Engineers to the United States--Brain Drain or Brain Circulation? NSF, Issue Brief, November 10, 1998

Statistical Profiles of Foreign Doctoral Recipients in Science and Engineering: Plans to Stay in the United States, Science Resources Studies report, NSF

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