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Date: 2022-08-23

Industry-University Cooperation Program, Government Research Grants, and Commissioned Projects

In step with the advancement of national culture, economic construction, and science and technology, the Office of Research and Development handles the overall planning, coordinating, and promoting of NTU’s industry-university cooperation programs, government research grants, and commissioned projects. The aforementioned programs, grants, and projects refer to different forms of cooperation with government agencies, enterprises, civic organizations, and academic research institutions. The university divided these programs, grants, and projects into the following three types according to their collaborators:

  1. Ministry of Science and Technology Specialized Research Projects
    — Conducted in accordance with the Ministry of Science and Technology Specialized Research Project Guidelines.
  2. Government Agency Research Projects (e.g. the Council of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health and Welfare)
    — Conducted in accordance with NTU’s Industry-University Cooperation Program Guidelines and the specific joint agreements and contracts signed by both parties.
  3. Foundation, Civic Association, and Private Enterprise Cooperation Projects
    — Conducted in accordance with NTU’s Industry-University Cooperation Project Guidelines and the specific joint agreements and contracts signed by both parties.

Department / Division of Research Project Affairs, Office of Research and Development
Contact / (02) 3366-3267 ~ 9, 3366-9957 ~ 8
Email / ordrpa@ntu.edu.tw
Website / https://ord.ntu.edu.tw/w/ordntu/Index

Academic Research Grants for New Faculty

Academic research grants are awarded to new faculty members, in accordance with the NTU Guidelines for New Faculty Research Project Grants, to help them establish an independent research environment as quickly as possible and to encourage them to undertake all types of academic research and implement the Higher Education SPROUT Project.

  1. New Faculty Founding Research Grant
    As of 2021, various research grants for new faculty (including founding research, founding project and space implementation grants) have been integrated and new regular full-time faculty members and research fellows may apply to the ORD for this combined grant during their first year of service. Each applicant may submit at most one application, and, if the grant is approved, funding will be available until the applicant’s first anniversary at NTU. Each person is limited to one application only. The subsidy period is 1 year. The initial funding consists of (1) workspace funds and (2) teaching and research funds.
    (2) Teaching and research funds (the amount of subsidies based on positions and colleges are as shown in the table below):

    Sponsoring unit Budgeted item Instructions for Funding Use
    Office of
    General Affairs
    Funding for Facilities for General Administrative work 1. May be used to purchase general administrative equipment and facilities (e.g., bookshelves, desks, refrigerators, sofas, coffee tables, and coffee machines).

    2. Allocated funding should be capped at NT$15,000.

    Funding for the Renovation of Teaching and Research Facilities 1. May be used for improving research space (such as classrooms, research rooms, and laboratories), as well as renovation and repairs.

    2. Total funding for general administrative facilities and renovation of teaching and research space is capped at NT$150,000.

    B. Teaching and research funds (the amount of subsidies based on positions and colleges are as shown in the table below)

    Sponsoring unit Budgeted item Instructions for Funding Use
    Office of Research and Development Teaching and research funds 1. The funding is for research equipment, devices, or book purchasing only. The funds cannot be used for general administrative facilities, workspace repairs or overseas traveling expenses.

    2. The compilation of funding shall be in accordance with the following categories: Research equipment (capital), personnel expenses, and general expenses (current). The funds may be cross-year compiled based on the needs for the execution of projects; the execution period is limited to 1 year.

    Amount of funding:



    Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Management, Law, Center for General Education Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Bioresources and Agriculture, Public Health, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Life Science, Management (Information Management and Business Administration), International (based on the nature of programs)
    Associate Professor or above NT$800,000 A NT$150,000 NT$1,200,000 A NT$150,000
    B NT$650,000 B NT$1,050,000
    Assistant Professor NT$600,000 A NT$150,000 NT$1,000,000 A NT$150,000
    B NT$450,000 B NT$850,000
    Instructor NT$400,000 A NT$150,000 NT$600,000 A NT$150,000
    B NT$250,000 B NT$450,000
  2. Research project grant:
    A regular full-time assistant professor or assistant research fellow within the first year of their employment at NTU is eligible to apply for a research project grant within three months of being awarded a Research Project Grant from MOST. The amount of the NTU grant is 50% of a MOST Research Project’s first year general operating expenses, less the NT$300,000 pre-approved for founding research funding, and capped at NT$2 million (which includes the aforementioned NT$300,000). The funding will be provided up to one year and only one grant is awarded to each applicant. If an applicant has been awarded two or more MOST Research Project Grants, only one of them will be considered for the purpose of applying for the University’s research project grant.

Department / Division of Strategic Planning, Office of Research and Development
Contact / (02) 3366-6627
Email / ordsp@ntu.edu.tw
Website / https://ord.ntu.edu.tw/w/ordntu/plan_list_21012814035701445

Academic Research Career Development Research Projects

The program is to incentivize NTU faculty members to commit to their long-term research of originality in important fields and thus achieve full research potential, with the hope to help NTU lead research in cutting-edge and important fields. In accordance with the Guidelines for Approving Grants to the NTU Higher Education Sprout Project: Academic Research-Career Development Project, the program offers two types of projects:

  1. Laurel Research Projects: Individuals who have received MOST grants for outstanding young scholar research projects are eligible to apply within 3 months of receiving the MOST grants;
  2. Sprout Research Projects: NTU scholars at or under the age of 45 with full research potential are eligible to apply.

(1) Application time frame

  1. Laurel Research Projects: within 3 months of receiving the MOST grants for outstanding young scholar research projects;
  2. Sprout Research Projects: before the application deadline announced by ORD.

(2) Eligibility for the Deep Furrow Research Program:

  1. The program’s principal investigator (applicant) should at the same time be the principal investigator of at least one MOST research project.
  2. Full-time faculty members can participate in one research program administered by the Office of Research and Development and one industry-university cooperation program.

(3) Eligibility for Sprout Research Projects:

  1. The principal investigator (applicant) must have previously assumed the position of principal investigator for a project funded under MOST Research Project Grants.
  2. Each regular full-time faculty member or research fellow is, in principle, limited to participating in one research project sponsored by ORD.

How to Apply

The principal investigator should prepare and upload all relevant application documents and project-related materials, along with the documents listed below, to the ORD online project application system. After the applicant’s head of department/institute and the dean of the affiliated college have approved the application online by the announced deadline, the application will be forwarded to ORD for review. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Applicants from the colleges of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences may submit their applications in either Chinese or English, but all other NTU applicants must submit their applications in English. Required application materials include:

  1. 1. MOST-approved project list and project application form (Laurel Research Projects only)
  2. Research proposal (Sprout Research Projects only)
  3. Principal Investigator’s Personal Information Form (Sprout Research Projects only)
  4. Most representative academic works or academic works relevant to the subject matter of the proposal research project, subject to the condition that all these works must have been published within 5 years prior to the application deadline (up to 5 works per person may be submitted; Sprout Research Projects only)

Department / Division of Strategic Planning, Office of Research and Development
Contact / (02) 3366-3268, 3366-6631
Email / ordsp@ntu.edu.tw
Website / Laurel Research Projects , Sprout Research Projects

Innovative Collaboration Projects between NTU and Academia Sinica

This project is launched to strengthen the academic collaboration between NTU and Academia Sinica, enhance their global visibility and international influence, promote joint innovation projects with their own funds, and rapidly assert their global academic leadership.

(1) Eligibility: Researchers or full-time faculty members of the established units of NTU and Academia Sinica.

(2) Subsidy principles:

  1. NTU and Academia Sinica are each responsible for half of the total amount granted to a project. The maximum amount for each project is NT$4 million per year.
  2. In principle, the collaboration project will last two years.
  3. NTU will give priority to projects that are focused on intercollege or interdisciplinary collaboration, highly innovative, and probable to lead the R&D direction in that related field.

Department / National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica Joint Program Office
Contact / (02) 3366-9447
E-mail / ntujpoas@ntu.edu.tw
Website / http://jpoas.ntu.edu.tw/

Excellence in Key Advantages Program

To pursue academic excellence, NTU encourages teachers to cooperate, communicate, and integrate resources, hoping that they may have breakthrough discoveries in key research topics and publish their results in top international academic journals, becoming world-famous research teams and strengthening the leadership of NTU in academic research.

(1) Projects of different scopes

  1. University-level research team integrated research project.
  2. Excellent team integrated research project (core research team).

(2) Application dates:

Applicants must apply within the timeframe announced by the Office of Research and Development.

Department / Division of Strategic Planning, Office of Research and Development
Contact / (02) 3366-3266、(02)3366-6627
E-mail / ordsp@ntu.edu.tw
Website / https://ord.ntu.edu.tw/w/ordntu/plan_list_20072010322634427

International Research Collaboration Projects

(1) To enhance its international visibility and become a key academic research hub in the world, NTU encourages its full-time teachers and research fellows to participate in pioneering and innovative research projects with world-class academic research teams from different countries.

(2) Project scope and subsidy principles:

  1. The maximum subsidy amount for projects that receive subsidies from the Ministry of Science and Technology for the promotion of bilateral cooperation programs (subsidies of NT$2 million or more) is NT$500,000 in principle.
  2. The subsidies for research projects of NTU that have strategic alliances with world-class foreign universities shall be the same as the allied foreign universities and determined based on the contents of the research projects.

Department / Division of Strategic Planning, Office of Research and Development
Contact / (02) 3366-6632
E-mail / ordsp@ntu.edu.tw
Website / https://ord.ntu.edu.tw/w/ordntu/plan_list_20072010374857848