Name of Funding agency
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Name of the programme/initiative
Programme website
Programme owner
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Dr. Ian Liau (Email: )

Ching-Mei Tang (Email: ) 

Mr. Randy Chang (Email: ) 

Funding commitment
750.000 €
Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner
  • The maximum amount per year per project is €90,000.00 (about NTD3,000,000).   
  • The decision regarding the exact amount of the grant is dependent on the result of the NSTC’s internal reviews.  
  • The number of grants of every principle investigator must comply with NSTC’s regulation of the max number of two international cooperation projects granted by NSTC for the same duration.  
  • For more about the budget requirements of the projects based on which applicants can apply to NSTC for funding, please refer to: https://www.nstc.gov.tw/folksonomy/list/f6d5c23c-b3ce-438e-911b-12a705dbac5a?l=ch 
Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL 2-9

Funding rates (approx.)

The maximum amount per year per project is €90,000.00 (about NTD3,000,000) 

Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

In compliance with the NSTC’s regulation ‘Operation Guidelines for NSTC Research Grants’: 

  • Applicant institutions (i.e., research conducting institutions) shall be approved by NSTC to be eligible recipients of subsidisation in accordance with the ‘Operation Guidelines for Institutions Applying for NSTC Grants’. The eligible institutions are classified into three categories as follows: 

1. Taiwanese public/private colleges and universities. 

2. Taiwanese public/private research institutions. 

3. Taiwanese Medical institutions. 

In principle, the NSTC (Taiwan) does not directly subsidise the industry. 

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)
  • Taiwanese project partners shall submit a proposal to the NSTC for national financing after the project has been selected and approved for funding through the M-ERA.NET evaluation and selection process.  
  • The proposals are required to be submitted to NSTC for funding as soon as possible as the internal process of the NSTC generally takes 6 months. 
Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level