Scientific research funding

General Scientific Research Funding
Application period:
- The application amount not exceeding MOP $500,000.00: All year round
- The application amount exceeding MOP $500,000.00: January 2, 2020 to February 3, 2020 (the next phase for application will be from May 4, 2020 to June 5, 2020)

 
Since January 2, 2018, all project funding applications must be made through the online funding application system of the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT).
User Manual for Scientific Research Project Application: Download
Account application
Individual application:

  1. Account Application Platform for Project Applicants
     

Institutional application:
1. The project applicant shall conduct real-name registration with the FDCT in person first.
Application procedures and required documents can be found in the User Manual for Scientific Research Project Application.
2.  The project applicant can open an account only after completing the real-name registration with the FDCT.
  - Account Application Platform for Project Applicants
  - Account Management Platform for Project Managers
 
Funding application
Application for project funding:
https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces
 
About the funding
Applications for funding are processed according to the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved by the Order of the Chief Executive No. 235/2018.
 
Funding receivers
1. Local universities, colleges and their R&D centers;
2. Laboratories or entities engaged in research and development in Macao;
3. Local non-profit private organizations;
4. Commercial enterprises and entrepreneurs registered in Macao and engaged in research and development;
 5. People engaged in research and development in Macao.
 
Funding method and term
Applicants must specify the mode of application and the total amount. According to Article 11 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation, the financial aid can be divided into two types: repayment and non-repayment. And the funding for each project shall last for no more than three years. If the application is for repayment-required funding aid, the applicant must provide a guarantee for repayment and specify the date of payment and number of payment periods.
 
Required documents
1. Identification documents of the applicant entity

  • School/Association/Institution:

School applicants shall submit the identification materials and relevant supporting documents of the applicant entity, as well as the identity documents of the person in charge of the applicant entity.
Applicants applying through organization shall submit the registration certificate of the association issued within one year, the latest charters of the association published in the Official Gazette and the identity documents of the person in charge of the applicant entity.
Enterprise applicants shall submit the business registration certificate issued within 3 months and the identity documents of the person in charge of the applicant entity.

  • Individual applicants shall provide a valid Macao identity card.

2. Documents (issued within 3 months) proving that the applicant entity is not in arrears with tax or social security contributions in the Macao Special Administrative Region: the applicant entity may apply to the Financial Service Bureau for a certificate of no tax arrears by filling out the Application Form for a Certificate of No Tax Arrears provided by FDCT.
3. Letters of introduction or recommendation issued by reputable entities in the fields of science, technology and innovation
4. Information (if any) of other projects funded by public funds and other pending applications submitted by the same applicant entity for funding purposes
5. Identity documents and resumes of the principal leaders and members of the project team, along with time allocated to the project
6. Detailed description of the project (proposals) according to Chapter 2, Article 6 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved by the Order of the Chief Executive No. 235/2018
*  The above documents shall be submitted as e-documents in the online funding application system (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces).
 
Application procedures
Apply for project funding in the name of a/an school/association/institution:
I Apply for new account (which can be used for applications and management of all projects in the future)
1. The school/association/institution must firstly register the applicant entity information (valid identification materials of the application entity, identity documents of the legal representative and a Declaration for Opening an Account in the Application System for Scientific Research Project Funding) and materials of project managers (valid identification materials and the School/Association/Institution Project Managers Registration Form) with  FDCT. The school/association/institution must appoint at least one project management director, who must conduct real-name registration with FDCT to open an account for project management.
2. After registration, the school/association/institution applicant can open a project applicant account online through the account system of FDCT (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/ams/public/account/login.faces).
3. The project managers of the school/association/institution can review and manage the project applicant account of their units online through the account system of FDCT (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/ams-manager/admin/admin.faces).
II Online application for project funding
1. After opening a project applicant account, the applicant can log in to the online funding application system (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces) to fill out and submit an application for project funding.
2. The project managers of the school/association/institution (including legal representatives with fund accounts and project management directors) can review and manage the applications of their units through the funding application system.
3. The project managers and project management directors are responsible for reviewing the application content. If no problems are found, it can be submitted to the legal representative of the unit for review, and the project confirmed and signed by the legal representative of the unit can be submitted to FDCT for approval. According to the submission method chosen by the legal representative of the unit when registering project managers, the project may be submitted to FDCT in one of the following ways of confirmation and signature:
Ø In written forms: after submitting the application in the system, the project management director shall download the application information generated by the system, submit it to the legal representative of the unit, have it sealed, and submit it to FDCT within the time limit.
Ø In electronic means: if the legal representative has a qualified e-cert issued by CTT and has registered an account at FDCT, after the project management director submits the application to the legal representative in the online system, the legal representative can log in to the system and sign the application project electronically. The signed application will be sent to FDCT and written applications shall not be submitted separately again.
4. Upon receipt of the project application, the staff will check the completeness of the project file. If no problems are found, the project application will be formally accepted and the project file number will be issued.
Apply for project funding individually:
I Apply for new account (which can be used for applications and management of all projects in the future)
The project applicant can open a project applicant account online through the account system of FDCT (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/ams/public/account/login.faces). (If the applicant has opened a project applicant account on behalf of the school/association/institution, he/she shall not open another account separately.)
II Online application for project funding
1. After opening a project applicant account, the applicant can log in to the online funding application system (https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces), select individual application and fill out and submit an application for project funding.
2. Depending on whether the applicant has a qualified e-cert issued by CTT, he/she shall submit the project to FDCT by either of the following means of confirmation and signature:
Ø In written forms: after submitting the application in the system, the applicant shall download and sign the application information generated by the system, and submit it to FDCT within the time limit.
Ø In electronic means: the applicant shall sign the application project electronically. The signed application project will be sent to FDCT and written applications shall not be submitted separately again.
3. Upon receipt of the project application, the staff will check the completeness of the project file. If no problems are found, the project application will be formally accepted and the project file number will be issued.
 
After the application is approved, the applicant entity must submit a work report on the application project in accordance with Article 13 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation. For enquiries, please contact FDCT.
 
Download:

Items

 

Application Form for a Certificate of No Tax Arrears

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Bank Account Information Form

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Application for Scientific Research Project—Reference for Subject Classification and Code

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Scientific Research Project Annual Report Form

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Scientific Research Project Final Report Form

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Application Form for Changes in Scientific Research Projects

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Project Advisory Committee Review Form and Notes

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Declaration for Opening an Account in the Application System for Scientific Research Project Funding

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School/Association/Institution Project Managers Registration Form

Download

 


Office address: Avenida do Infante D. Henrique, No. 43-53A, Macau Square, 8th Floor, Unit C and 11th Floor, Unit K, Macao (To apply for project funding, please go to 11th Floor, Unit K)
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-18:00Tel.: 28788777