Since 2012, the association, together with the CAS, has been supporting German-Chinese research projects that are of key importance to society. This year, five projects have been selected from the research areas Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies and Structure of Matter.
The Helmholtz Association and the CAS are jointly financing the projects with up to €155,000 per year over a three-year period.Strengthening the German-Chinese partnership
The projects that have been selected for funding as “Helmholtz-CAS Joint Research Groups” will receive up to €120,000 per year from the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund, which it established to enable the swift implementation of strategic plans. The CAS is financing the projects with up to €35,000 per year.
“With this funding we are also helping to support talented young researchers of both nationalities and providing them with the conditions that they need to carry out their excellent research, without luring them away from their home countries,” Mlynek says. In this way, he adds, the Helmholtz Association is helping to curb the migration of young researchers out of China as well as to strengthen German research through acquiring excellent research partners. A similar programme with Russia has been running since 2006 – with great success, as Mlynek stresses.Next round of applications
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (GEOMAR)RevHy – Study on the Synthesis, Structures and Performances of Complex Hydrides Systems for REVersible High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage at Low Temperatures
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal ResearchTailored Interfaces for High-Performance Nanolayered Materials
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