Joint China-Sweden Mobility
The aim of Joint China-Sweden Mobility is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating institutions.
Applicants should have obtained their PhD as well as be employed and active at a Swedish university. Projects may last for up to three years. The proposed project must encompass at least one Swedish and at least one Chinese party. In addition to the application to STINT a parallel application is to be submitted by the Chinese party to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The Chinese party must have an ongoing NSFC grant whose duration overlaps with the duration of the mobility grant with no less than one year. Applicants may have on-going projects in the Initiation Grants programme, but otherwise there must not be any on-going STINT projects.
The ideal partnership project will have activities encompassing research as well as higher education, although STINT also accepts pure research partnerships. It is of particular importance for young researchers and doctoral students to participate in the exchanges. In this programme, STINT wants to encourage new collaborative patterns and will not prioritise long-standing partnerships. The partnership must be balanced, i.e. the benefits and the personnel exchange should not be primarily in one direction.
Applications will be assessed by experts, focusing on how the proposed international partnership fulfils the following three criteria: 1) contribution to the institutions’ internationalisation, 2) scientific quality and novelty and 3) planning and support.
Please note that only scientific results from the last five years are taken into consideration for the assessment. The final result depends on a joint STINT-NSFC decision. This call closes 15:00 CET, September 14th, 2018.
Please read the complete call text.
The electronic application system is available here.
If you have questions about the programme, please contact Mattias Löwhagen at telephone: +46 8 671 19 96 or e-mail: mattias(#dot#)lowhagen(#at#)stint(#dot#)se.