ORGANISATION NAMESGC (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC))
FUNDING TYPEMobility Outgoing
DEADLINE DESCRIPTIONThree months before the beginning of the journey.
RESEARCH FIELDNatural sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
The SGC (jointly established by DFG and NSFC) supports young research group leaders based in Germany to come to China to establish contacts with potential future Chinese partners.
German-based early career researchers previously funded by high-ranked German program (e.g. Emmy Noether Program of DFG and comparable programs of other funding bodies, Juniorprofessor)
What is funded
Funding under this programme can be granted in 2 stages: 1st stage: short term visit to several Chinese institutions (up to 3): transportation cost from Germany and within China as well as accommodation costs are covered. 2nd stage: longer term follow-up visit based on a research project: the applicant is then eligible for the SGC Research Projects scheme (see above)
Short term visit up to two weeks, follow-up visit up to 6 months.