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Article 13 The National Natural Science Foundation of China shall have, under its jurisdiction, several functional bureaus (offices), science departments and other management bodies.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China shall have no scientific and technological research entities under its jurisdiction.

Article 14 The functional bureaus (offices) are mainly responsible for formulating and implementing the development strategies, policies, programs and plans of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, exercise coordinated management over funding projects and international cooperation and exchanges, exercise coordinated management over government, personnel, financial, assets and other affairs, and organize relevant supervision and auditing.

The functional bureaus (offices) shall observe the bureau (office) director-general responsibility system.

Article 15 The science departments are mainly responsible for formulating development strategies, identifying priority development areas and compiling guides to programs for corresponding disciplines, accepting proposals, organizing evaluations and managing all kinds of projects of the National Natural Science Fund, and offering advices on major scientific issues.

The directors-general of the science departments shall be scientists from the corresponding disciplines, whose term of office shall be four years and who shall not be allowed to work for more than two consecutive terms. Their chief responsibility shall be to assure the academic direction of the funding work. The responsibility of the executive deputy directors-general shall be mainly to exercise overall management over their corresponding science departments and they must consult the directors-general over decisions on major issues.

Article 16 The National Natural Science Foundation of China shall have under its jurisdiction a service support body in accordance with relevant state stipulations and in light of its work requirements.

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