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NSFC President Meets with ISF Counterpart

On December 9th, 2013, Prof. Yang Wei, President of NSFC met with a delegation from Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), headed by Prof. Benjamin Geiger, Chair of Academic Boardof ISF.The two sides respectively introduced the latest developments in S&T of each country and that of each foundation, reviewed implementation and collaboration of NSFC-ISF Joint Research Projects (JRP) and Bilateral Workshops. Both agreed to maintain close contact and deepen S&T exchanges and cooperation.

Other members of the delegation include Dr. Jaffe Mittwoch Tamar, Secretary General of ISF and Dr. Ella Fire, Director of Special Program of ISF. Prof. FengFeng, Director General, Bureau of International Cooperation, Prof. Sun Ruijuan, Deputy Director General, Department of Medical Science and Prof. GuRuisheng, Director of Division, Department of Life Sciences attended the meeting.

NSFC and ISF initiated the first round of joint call in 2013 in the field of physics, chemistry and agriculture and co-funded 12 Joint Research Projects among the 89 proposals through review, with each grant equaling (or equivalent) two million RMB on average. Based on that success, NSFC and ISF decided to launch the second round of call for JRP.

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