The China Exchange Programme (CEP) aims to foster scientific research cooperation between the Netherlands and the People’s Republic of China. CEP supports (the initiation of) collaboration in all fields of science.
The programme facilitates the exchanges of junior researchers, short-term joint research projects, and a yearly themed summer school.
The programme is carried out within the framework of the memoranda of understanding between the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and three Chinese counterpart organizations, the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
The programme offers three types of funding:
The total annual budget is EUR 470,000. The programme helps cover the following costs:
For a specification of the fundable costs, check the infosheet on the right-hand side of this page.
* Please note that regulations for receiving Chinese researchers are subject to change. Please check with your university/institute and/or find more information on the euraxess website.
Main assessment criteria for applications:
Apply to the KNAW by submitting the appropriate Application Form, to be found at the right-hand side of this page.
Applicants should read the Guidelines and infosheet, to be found at the right-hand side of this page, carefully before completing the form.
Chinese researchers who wish to apply for an Individual Visit to the Netherlands must submit applications directly to the relevant Chinese counterpart organisation.
The grant will be awarded after approval by both the KNAW and the relevant Chinese counterpart organization. Activities may only commence after official approval.
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