Guidelines for submission of
Joint Symposium Proposal
Taiwanese-Mongolian Research Cooperation
The MECS accepts only those proposals which are submitted jointly by the Taiwanese side. Each symposium shall receive an subsidy of maximum US$30,000, convened in either Taiwan or Mongolia, and shall accommodate no less than 6 persons from the visiting country and no less than 12 persons from the hosting country. This subsidy may be applied towards international travel, accommodation, and organization expenses. Peer scientists, scientists from other countries, and industry researchers are welcome to participate, but shall bear the expenses by themselves.
This proposal is subdivided into:
I. General Information
The application is to be addressed by Taiwanese applicant in two copies, loose-leaf and print quality before the deadline as fixed in the Call for Proposals to:
National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC)
Department of International Cooperation
21st Fl., 106 Ho-Ping E. Road Section 2
Taipei, Taiwan 10636
A corresponding version of the proposal must be submitted by the Mongolian applicant to:
Mr. Ch. Shinebayar
Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia (MECS),
210620а, Baga Toiruu-44,
Tel: +976 -11-263663, Fax: +976-11-260613,
NSC requires the proposal to be written in Mandarin using a specific application form which is available on the NSC website. An abstract in English is also required.
NSC: Department of International Cooperation, Ms. ______________
Tel. +886-2-2737-_________, Fax: +886-2-2737-7607, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MECS: Department of Science and Technology, Mrs. Ch.Shinebayar
Tel. +976-11-263663, Fax: +976-11-260613, email: email@example.com
 Title (max. 260 characters, not including spaces). If, additionally, an acronym is used, it should be placed after the title.
 Possible venue of the symposium
 Possible date of the symposium: It should provide for duration of normally not more than three days. However, the stay of the participants from the sending side may be completed with visits of research institutes and facilities in the host country for another three days at maximum. At maximum, financial support will be granted for duration of one week including international travel.
 The Taiwanese applicant, acting as organizer of the symposium, signs and submits the proposal to the NSC, thus applying for funding of the Taiwanese part of the symposium.
The Mongolian applicant, acting as co-organizer of the symposium, submits the corresponding version of this proposal to the MECS, thus applying for funding of the Mongolian part of the symposium.
 The Taiwanese and the Mongolian applicants’ curriculum vitae giving details on the academic career, the membership in societies as well as the current position.
Not necessary to submit CVs of further participants.
 e.g. list of relevant publications of the Taiwanese and Mongolian applicants dating back five years at maximum.
 The preliminary budget must be divided into a Taiwanese and Mongolian part (both parts are calculated in US Dollars). The hosting organization – the NSC in the case of Symposium held in Taiwan and the MECS in the case of Symposium held in Mongolia - will bear the costs of the organization and execution of the Symposium, including accommodation, meals and domestic transportation. The sending organization - the NSC in the case of Symposium held in Mongolia and the MECS in the case of Symposium held in Taiwan - will bear the international travel costs from its country. The following costs are not to be covered by the grant:
‧ costs for room rentals at universities and other publicly supported institutions
‧ costs for secretarial work
‧ salaries of personnel involved in the organization of the symposium.
For travelling expenses, the following items cannot be declared:
‧visa application to the 3rd country
‧living expenses in the the 3rd country
‧airfare not 'from' or 'to' either Mongolia or Taiwan.
 For Taiwanese Side: all amounts which are being requested by the Taiwanese applicant
 For Mongolia Side: all amounts which are being requested by the Mongolian applicant
 The summary must permit quick access to the research topic of the symposium, which must be devoted to basic sciences. (up to one page).
 Describe the objectives of the symposium (up to one page).
 State the importance of this symposium for future Taiwanese-Russian scientific cooperation (up to one page).
 Summarize the expected scientific impact of the symposium (up to one page).
 The list must include full name, position, full working address, contacts (esp. e-mail and telephone numbers) and date of birth of participants from two sides.