Cooperation may take the form of:
˙Joint research project:
-complementary research activities, where interdependent
subprojects of a single program are conducted simultaneously in Taiwan and in Mongolia with mutual updating and evaluation
methodological approaches to a joint problem is conducted in Taiwan and
in Mongolia with mutual updating and evaluation
-convened in either Mongolia or Taiwan
-shall accommodate no less than 6-8 persons from the visiting country and no less than 12-14persons from the hosting country
˙The work program should include mutual visits (see E)
C. LEVEL OF FUNDING AND DURATION
˙Joint research project:
total maximum funding for each individual project is US$18,000 from
each side for one year, to subsidize personnel expenses, consumables,
travel and living expenses, but may not purchase instruments or
equipment. The project period may be up to three years.
granted symposium can receive in the maximum amount of US$30,000. The
grant may be spent on international travel, accommodation, and symposium
organization. Peer scientists, scientists from other countries, and
industry researchers are welcome to participate in the discussion and
presentation, but shall bear the expenses by themselves.
˙Restriction for travel expenses:
The following items cannot be declared:
-visa application to the 3rd country
-living expenses in the the 3rd country
-airfare not 'from' or 'to' either Mongolia or Taiwan.
l 1. Proposals must involve an Mongolian Principal Investigator (PI) and a Taiwanese PI.
l 2.The PI on each side must be affiliated to an academic institution or
l research institute. Researchers from industry may take part in the
l program as partners in teams headed by PI’s from an academic
l institution or research institute.
l 3.The PIs are expected to take responsibility for the execution of the
l proposal throughout the duration of the project (or symposium).
E. Mutual Visits for Joint Research Projects
scientists are encouraged to spend an extended period of time visiting
in the institutions of their counterparts. So long as the visits are an
integral part of research cooperation, international travel and local
expenses of visiting scientists will be included in the budget proposal
of the research project – travel and living expenses for Mongolian
researchers traveling to Taiwan will be reimbursed by Taiwanese side and
deducted from the part of Mongolian grant. Travel and living expenses
in Mongolia for Taiwanese researchers will be paid by the part of
F. EVALUATION CRITERIA & PROCEDURES
Proposals will be evaluated by a joint procedure based on recommendation of scientific committees. Evaluation will be
a) Academic excellency;
b) Extent of existing collaboration between the Taiwanese and the Mongolian research teams;
c) Expected level of collaboration between the Taiwanese and the Mongolian research teams.
All applications must be received not later than 30 April 2013.
application forms and accompanying material (in ‘pdf’ or ‘doc’ format)
should be submitted to NSC from Taiwanese side, while the Mongolian side
H. CONTRACTS, PAYMENTS AND REPORTS
1.The expected starting date for approved projects is 1 August 2013.
approval of a particular project, separate contracts may be signed in
Mongolia and Taiwan, respectively, between the responsible funding
agency and the institution of the PI. The contracts may include
provisions regarding intellectual property rights, as agreed upon by
Taiwan and Mongolia research teams. A request for the continuation of
research funding must be submitted to the responsible agencies on the
appropriate forms at least two months prior to the end of the first year
of the project, together with the annual scientific report. (Contract
example is in enclosed)
Payments will be made in keeping with the provisions of the contracts
mentioned above, according to the practices and regulations in effect for each
funding agency and depend on budget availability.
˙Joint research project:
a) Financial Reports
Financial reports will be submitted according to the practice of each funding agency, as specified in the research contract.
b) Scientific Reports
b.1) A joint scientific report must be submitted to the funding agencies
months prior to the end of the first year of the research contract,
together with the request for continuation of research funding (see
Paragraph G above).
b.2) A joint final report covering the work carried out during the entire
period must be submitted within two months of the conclusion of the
project. Additional interim progress reports may be required, according
to the practices and regulations of each side, as specified in the
Both financial and scientific reports should be submitted to the funding agencies within one month after the end of symposium.
˙Additional information can be obtained from the following:
NSC/Ms. Hui-Chuan Cheng
Department of International Cooperation
National Science Council
21F., 106 Ho-Ping E. Rd., Sec. 2
Taipei, Taiwan 106
Tel.:+886-2-2737-7472, Fax:+886-2-2737-7607, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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