Chinese science ministry increases funding – annual round of research grants up 50%

September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011. This week, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) unveiled a list of 64 research projects to be funded under the sixth round of its annual National Major Scientific Research Program.

MOST plans to invest a total of US$244 million on the projects over the next five years — an increase of more than 50% on last year's $160 million. The projects cover six topics: protein research, quantum technology, nanotechnology, research into developmental and reproductive biology[, stem cells and Earth science.

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