The aim of this call for Austrian-Chinese Cooperative R&D Projects is to support the jointly identified research topic nano materials with mutual interests and scientific excellence based on the existing cooperation agreement between the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China.

FFG is prepared to provide selected Cooperative R&D Projects with financial support for a maximum of 3 years. The total call budget for the Austrian project partners is € 1 million (equivalent to around CNY 7,8 million). The funding amount for Austrian partners in a joint project must be between € 100.000,-- and € 1.000.000,--. The budget provided by FFG can only be used to cover costs related to the project parts carried out by the Austrian project partners. The funding regulations for Austrian project partners are laid down in the respective call documents.

The Cooperative R&D Projects must address at least one of the following topics

  • Nano materials for thermal management (including thermal insulation, thermal transferring and thermal storage) in 5G era and related new energy applications
  • Nanomaterials, including sensors, surfaces, electronics and 3D-printing as well as antibacterial and disinfectant nanostructural materials

Deadline for submission to FFG and to CAS:

  • FFG submission via eCall: July 29th 2021, 12:00 Central European Summer Time (C.E.S.T.)
  • CAS submission electronically via CAS ARP system: July 29th 2021, 18:00 China Standard Time (C.S.T.)