Macao Funding Scheme for Key R&D Projects
Call for proposals:  22nd July 2020 to 21st August 2020.

        To support the SAR government’s policy objectives of promoting the use of Macao’s scientific research resource strength for the development of local industries and of elevating the city’s status in technological innovation within the Greater Bay Area, the Science and Technology Development Fund (hereinafter referred to as the FDCT) has formulated this special funding scheme in accordance with Articles 15 and 16 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved by the Order of the Chief Executive No. 235/2018 of 3rd October 2018 to further integrate the science and technology resources of Macao, giving full play to the integration and innovation of complementary interdisciplinary advantages, and striving to achieve transformable scientific research results on the basis of the integration.

I. Guideline directions
        Classical TCM Prescription Preparations and Standard R&D and Industrialization, Smart City Integrated Technology Development and Application, Chip Design.

II. Application requirements

        iEntities of Articles 2 Item 1 and Item 4 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved by the Order of the Chief Executive No. 235/2018.
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The person in charge of the project and the heads of the subjects under the project must have a doctorate degree or be at the rank of Associate Professor or above.
        iiiThe person in charge of the project and the heads of the subjects must be a full-time member of the applicant entity and work full time in the applicant entity for not less than 9 months per year.
        iv.  The experts involved in the preparation of the relevant application guidelines should not be the person in charge or a member of the project (subject).
        v.  The maximum amount can be applied for by each project is determined by the application guidelines. The funding period for each project is no more than three years.


III. Procedures of review and evaluation
        i.  The FDCT will evaluate the submissions in accordance with the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved by the Order of the Chief Executive No. 235/2018.
        ii.  The evaluation will be mainly based on the following criteria:
                  -Content of research;
                  -Goal setting and technology roadmap;
                  -Tasks breakdown and scheduling;
                  -R&D team and work basis;
                  -Expected outcomes.

IV. Application
       Please log in the online application system to complete the application.
        https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces
        For more details, please refer to the instructions of general research grants.

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Macao Funding Scheme for Key R&D Projects

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Application Guideline for Projects of Classical TCM Prescription Preparations and Standard R&D and Industrialization

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Application Guideline for Projects of Smart City Integrated Technology Development and Application

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Application Guideline for Projects of Chip Design

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Proposal

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Statement of project responsibility

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Certification of no tax due

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Subject code

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Annual report

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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 Thursday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:45;Friday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:30;Tel.: 28788777