Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers of Higher Education Institutions
Application Period: from 12th July to 17th September, 2021 
  1. Objectives
In line with the Macao SAR Government’s policies of science and technology development, this Scheme is devised in order to promote science and technology innovation in Macao, boost talent training in Macao and attract overseas talents to return to Macao, and support local young scholars to enter into scientific research system and participate in the transformation of scientific research achievements.
 
  1. Applying Entities
Local higher education institutions supervised by the Macao SAR Government
 
  1. Project Leaders
1. Project leaders shall be at the grade of full-time associate professor or above that work in local higher education institutions.
2. In principle, each project leader could act as supervisor for only one postdoctoral researcher funded by this Scheme.
 
  1. Application Requirements
1.      The postdoctoral researcher candidates shall have significant research experience in science and technology or experience in the transformation of scientific research findings, and meet either of the following conditions:
     (1) Holder of a Macao Resident Identity Card must have obtained a doctoral degree from a Macao/local government-approved higher education institution within the previous five years.
     (2) Non-holder of a Macao Resident Identity Card must have obtained a doctoral degree from a local higher education institution within the previous one year.
2.     Postdoctoral researcher candidates holding a Macao Resident Identity Card shall register with FDCT in advance. In the case that a postdoctoral researcher has no cooperative supervisor, FDCT could assist in finding a cooperative supervisor for him/her.
3.      The applying entities shall collect the information of the postdoctoral researcher candidates recommended by project leaders and classify these candidates according to the conditions in paragraph 1 of this article.
4.      Not less than half of the total recommended postdoctoral researcher candidates submitted by the applying entities to FDCT shall be Macao residents, and not less than half of the total recommended postdoctoral researcher candidates shall be engaged in the transformation of scientific research findings.
 
  1. Funding Type
No repayment required. 
 
  1. Funding Quota, Amount and Duration
1.       This Scheme offers 30 funding quotas, of which 25 shall be Macao residents.
2.       In case of insufficient local candidates, the quotas mentioned in the above paragraph could be used by non-local candidates, but the total number of non-local candidates shall not be more than 15.
3.       Every eligible full-time postdoctoral researcher is entitled to a monthly subsidy of MOP30,000 (thirty thousand patacas) for up to 24 months.
 
  1. Application Documents
1.      The applying entity’s identification information and relevant certificate(s);
2.       The identification document of the person in charge of the applying entity;
3.       Recommended name list from the applying entity;
4.       Completed application form, including information of project leaders and postdoctoral researcher candidates, especially the supporting documents to demonstrate that the candidate meets relevant requirements, the planned research or the transformation plan of his/her scientific research findings.
 
  1. Applying Method
1.      The application shall be made by cooperative supervisors as project leaders through the higher education institutions where they serve.
2.       The applying entity shall submit all the application documents mentioned in the preceding article in the manner designated by FDCT prior to the deadline of application.
 
IX. Downloads

Content

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Guideline

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Application form

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Report Form for Macao Resident Postdoctoral Researchers

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Recommended Name List from the Applying Entity

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Annual Report (for 2019 Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers of Higher Education Institutions)

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Final Report (for 2019 Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers of Higher Education Institutions)

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Summary Table of Postdoctoral Research Achievements

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