Jiangsu Provincial Department of Science and Technology is calling for proposals. The funding areas include nine key areas of major science and technology projects: third-generation semiconductors, 6G technology, artificial intelligence, strategic new materials, integrated circuits, biomedicine, high-end equipment, new energy, hydrogen energy and energy storage.

You could check the attached guidelines (in Chinese) for the specific research directions.


  1. The project should have clear R&D content, in line with the key areas and directions of the guidelines as attached.
  2. The projects must have independent intellectual property rights, high technical content, strong innovation, good industrial driving force, clear target products, high added value, large expected market capacity, and significant economic and social benefits. Upon completion, the projects should result in major strategic target products with industrial application scenarios. Typically, the projects should lead to the filing or granting of invention patents, as well as standardized research outcomes such as national standards and industry standards.
  3. The project leader and team should exhibit good conduct and academic integrity, possess high academic standards, and demonstrate strong innovation capabilities. Priority will be given to projects led and organized by high-level talent teams at the provincial level or above.
  4. Only the universities or enterprises located in Jiangsu Province could apply.



  1. Project applications should be selectively recommended by the competent project authorities, including the Science and Technology Bureaus of prefecture-level cities and counties, the administrative committees of national and provincial high-tech zones, and relevant provincial departments and units.
  2. Projects led by higher education institutions, research institutes, or specialized research institutes of the provincial industry research institutes must have corporate partnerships, with the enterprises substantially participating in the project’s R&D work.
  3. The researchers who are under 40-year-old (born after January 1st, 1984) are highly suggested to lead or participate in this application.
  4. Provincial funding will not exceed 50% of the total project budget. For projects led by enterprises, the provincial financial support should not exceed 30% of the total project budget, and each project should not receive more than 20 million RMB from provincial funds. Government funding cannot be used as a source of self-raised funds.
  5. The PI who is currently in charge of the provincial program shall not take the lead in this project. The PI can only apply for only 1 provincial S&T program in the same year.


Application Process:

  1. Please note that all proposals shall be written in Chinese.
  2. The proposal must be submitted through the online system. The link to the online system is: https://kjjh.kxjst.jiangsu.gov.cn/
  3. If you plan to apply for these projects, please register as an individual account “个人”, in the system and choose DKU as your working entity, if not already done so.


Language: Chinese


Internal Deadline: 4:00 pm, Monday, July 29, 2024

If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit your proposals via the online system by the internal deadline.


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