2019 Call Announcement: Advanced Customer Cultivation Project of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advanced Customer Cultivation Project
2019 Call Announcement
Relying on the major science and technology infrastructure, this project aims to cultivate national high-level biosafety talents, to output significant scientific and technological breakthroughs and achievements, and to promote the scientific and technological support capabilities for biosafety and public health. According to the scientific and technological development programs of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), CAS, the 2019 Call Announcement of Advanced Customer Cultivation Project of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS is released. Please apply for the project accordingly. The specific contents are as below:
Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS (hereinafter referred to as Wuhan P4 laboratory) mainly includes protective facilities and experimental equipment for researches on highly pathogenic pathogens. It is incorporated into the management of national major science and technology infrastructure. The project is guided by the principle of “P4 scientific and technological innovation” which means to conduct scientific experimental activities by utilizing Wuhan P4 laboratory or to conduct scientific researches on the biosafety level 4 (P4) pathogens.
Advanced Customer Cultivation Project is funded by CAS. The application, review, management and budget implementation are conducted according to Measures of Academy-Level Scientific Research Projects of CAS and according to relevant measures of WIV, CAS.
1. The project leader shall be professor or principal investigator with the doctoral degree.
2. The project leader and team members shall be equipped with high-level research capability, solid research foundation and reliable time commitment. Team application is encouraged.
3. To better cooperate and utilize resources of the sharing research platform, research team at home and abroad is encouraged to jointly apply with the research group from WIV, CAS.
The project application is globally oriented. The categories of the projects include general project and key project with the budget of RMB 250,000/project/year and RMB 500,000/project/year respectively while dynamic adjustment shall be made according to the total budget appropriated by CAS.
(1) The implementation period of the project can be 1 to 3 years while the assessment period is 1 year. The project with excellence in the annual assessment can be further funded preferentially.
(2) The budget will be implemented in WIV, CAS. The budget implementation period is 1 year. During the project execution, the project team shall accept the review and examination on task and budget implementation organized by WIV, CAS, and complies with the relevant measures of project prescribed by our institute.
(1) The applicant’s organization should provide the opinions and agreement to the application while providing support for the project implementation.
(2) For research project involving ethics in human tissue and biological samples, the applicant should provide the paper version and the electronic version of approval certificate from ethics committee in his/her organization or superior department in charge. The approval certificates of animal welfare and ethics, experimental animal program and biosafety will be completed by the project implementation organization.
(3) For research project in pathogenic microorganism, the application must be complied with the Regulation on the Biosafety Management of Pathogenic Microbe Labs regulated by the State Council of China and provisions on ethics and biosafety by relevant ministries and departments.
(4) The applicant should be responsible for the truthfulness and legality for the submitted materials, and should not provide the project application involving the confidential information.
(1) Under the guidance of Science and Technology Steering Committee of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS, a review committee consisting of 7 to 9 experts shall be organized for Advanced Customer Project, which will include experts on microbiology, biosafety, ethics, animal experiments and P4 laboratory management. The review committee shall obey the avoidance principle.
(2) The review committee will conduct the proposal selection and after the opinion passed the review by the Science and Technology Steering Committee of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS, results of project approval will be released publicly.
3. Implementation and Assessment
(1) The project leader assumes full responsibility for the Advanced Customer Cultivation Project. The project leader shall fulfill the responsibility as an organizer and shall take charge of the preparation of research plan and implementation scheme for this project and be responsible for the timely accomplishment of the project tasks.
(2) Within 1 month before the end of budget implementation period/project conclusion, the project leader shall submit to WIV, CAS the annual assessment report/summary report for project conclusion and assessment. WIV, CAS will organize the review committee to carry out the project conclusion and assessment, and submit the assessment opinions to the Science and Technology Steering Committee of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS.
(3) The project leader could apply for further funding support while submitting the assessment report. The project with excellence in the annual assessment can be further funded preferentially by the review committee.
(4) The research achievements attained during the project implementation, including theses, monographs, patents, software and database etc. shall be marked with “Funded by Advanced Customer Cultivation Project of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences”. Any achievements unmarked will not be counted in the assessment.
The applicant shall download the 2019 Application Form of Advanced Customer Cultivation Project of Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, CAS, fill in the form according to the instruction, submit the paper version (including signature and organization seal) of the application form, relevant attachments including the approval certificate of human ethics, and the electronic version of the corresponding materials before May 5th, 2019 (subject to the posting time). The paper version of the materials shall be submitted in duplicate. The applicant shall send the electronic version of the materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Room 105, No.3 Building
No.44, Xiaohongshan, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Contact: CHEN Doudou, +86-27-87197115
Wuhan Institute of Virology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
April 4th, 2019