General Scientific Research Funding

Application period:

    1st  – 30th July, 2021

    Important notice : The signed application and relevant attachments must be submitted to the Fund before the deadline.

Applied Amounts:

1. Applications for less than or equal to MOP1,000,000.00 (One million Patacas) (reviewed by Administrative Committee)
2. Applications for more than MOP 1,000,000.00 (One million Patacas) (reviewed by Trustee Committee)


Application for project funding:    Online Application System
 

 


  1. Objectives
 
The Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) aims to concur with the objectives of the science and technology development policy of the Macao Special Administrative Region, and provide funding for projects that would enhance Macau SAR's science research capability, innovativeness and competitiveness.
 
  1. Targets
    1. Local universities, colleges and their R&D centers;
    2. Laboratories or entities engaged in R&D activities in Macao;
    3. Local private non-profit organizations;
    4. Commercial enterprises and entrepreneurs registered in Macao and engaged in R&D activities;
    5. People engaged in R&D activities in Macao.
 
  1. Eligible Projects
    1. Projects facilitating the popularization and deepening of scientific and technological knowledge;
    2. Projects facilitating enterprises’ improvement in productivity and competitiveness;
    3. Projects facilitating the research and development, promotion and innovation of industrial development;
    4. Projects facilitating the transformation of R&D achievements
    5. Projects facilitatinge foreign scientific and technological cooperation;
    6. Technology transfer projects promoting the city’s economic development as a priority;
    7. Patent application.
 
  1. Project Types
Applicants shall select one of the following project types for their projects, defined based on the classification of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
  1. Fundamental research: projects undertaken to obtain new knowledge of the basic theories of phenomena and observable facts;
  2. Applied research: innovative projects with specific aims, undertaken to promote the application of the results of fundamental research.
  3. Experiment and development: projects with practical applications, undertaken for the introduction of useful products, materials, devices, technics, systems, services, etc. They include cooperation projects between industry, academic and research sectors as well as enterprises’ R&D and clinical research projects.
 
  1. Review Criteria
The review is conducted according to the Financial Aid Grant Regulation approved as per the Chief Executive's Dispatch No. 64/2021, and based on the following criteria depending on the project type:
  1. Fundamental research: scientific value and pioneering nature;
  2. Applied research: practicality and application prospect;
  3. Experiment and development: real-life application, advancement level of technical performance indexes and social or economic benefits.
 
  1. Application Method

Please apply through FDCT’s online funding application system with the required documents listed in Article 6 of the Financial Aid Grant Regulation, approved as per the Chief Executive's Dispatch No. 64/2021 published in the Official Gazette, No.40 dated October 3rd 2018. (website: www.fdct.gov.mo )
 
Office Address: Room K, 11/F, Macau Square, No.43-53A Avenida do Infante D. Henrique, Macao.                                
Tel.: 28788777

 

 

Required documents and Application procedures


 
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.64/2021
*  The above documents shall be submitted as e-documents in the Online Application System.
 
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 Online Account Management System.

II Online application for project funding
1. After opening a project applicant account, the applicant can log in to the Online Application System 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 Online Account System. (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 Application System, 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

 

Project Funding Application Form (SAMPLE)

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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

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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)
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