The 2024 Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas) Shandong China

Publisher:Kaifei HePubdate:2024-05-02Views:12


In order to deeply implement the strategy of strengthening Shandong through science and education, and to focus on high-level universities (disciplines), major scientific and technological innovation platforms, the construction of new research and development institutions, and the development of key industries, and to accelerate the introduction of urgently needed overseas outstanding young talents in our province, the 2024 Shandong Province Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas) (hereinafter referred to as Provincial Overseas Excellent Youth) has started the application process. The relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:


1 Project positioning

Provincial Overseas Excellent Youth aims to attract and encourage overseas outstanding young scholars (including non-Chinese foreign talents) who have achieved good results in natural sciences, engineering technology, and other fields to return to Shandong for work, independently choose research directions to carry out innovative research, promote the rapid growth of young scientific and technological talents, cultivate a group of outstanding academic backbone who are expected to enter the forefront of national science and technology, and contribute to the construction of a strong science and technology province.


2 Funding model

1. Funding intensity: 600000 CNY (about 82860 USD).

2. Funding period: 3 years.


3 Application conditions

1 The applicant shall meet the following conditions:

1. Adhere to the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, have good scientific ethics, have clear property rights for scientific research or technology achievements, and consciously practice the spirit of scientists in the new era;

2. The age should not exceed 40 years old (born after July 1, 1983), and women can be relaxed to 43 years old (born after July 1, 1980);

3. Possess a doctoral degree;

4. The main research directions are natural science, engineering technology, etc;

5. After obtaining a doctoral degree, one should generally obtain formal teaching or research positions in overseas universities, research institutions, or enterprise research and development institutions before the application deadline, and have at least 24 consecutive months of work experience; For those who have obtained a doctoral degree overseas and have outstanding performance, the requirements for work experience may be appropriately relaxed;

6. Achieve scientific research or technological achievements recognized by peer experts, and have the potential to become academic leaders or leading talents in the field of development;

7. The applicant has not yet returned to work in Shandong full-time, or returned to work in Shandong after January 1, 2023; After receiving the funding notice, one must resign from overseas work or have no job overseas, and work full-time in Shandong for no less than 3 years.

Encourage eligible applicants from higher education institutions and research institutions within the province to apply in conjunction with provincial internal medicine technology enterprises. Applicants must sign work contracts (employment agreements, etc.) with the enterprises.

2 Limitation requirements

According to the Regulations on the Application of Limited Items for Provincial Science and Technology Plans, the person in charge of various provincial science and technology plan projects with 2 or more (including 2) under research shall not lead the application. The project leader who has undertaken the Outstanding Youth Fund and Outstanding Youth Fund projects of the Provincial Natural Science Foundation shall not apply. Those who were applying for other provincial-level science and technology projects at that time are not allowed to apply. Among them, those who are not over 35 years old and graduated from the top 200 universities in the academic ranking of Soft Science World University, the top 100 universities in the Natural Science Index, and research institutions (according to the latest version) with a doctoral degree are not allowed to apply for full-time innovation and entrepreneurship in Shandong for the first time after the release of the Notice on Forwarding the Basic Research Work Plan for Strengthening From 0 to 1 by the Ministry of Science and Technology and other departments (August 12, 2020), except for those who apply for the direct giving application method.


4 Application method and time

1. Qualified applicants should follow the school's application procedures and contact the research secretary of the college to assist in confirming whether they meet the application requirements; Overseas talents who meet the application requirements also need to contact the personnel secretary of the college to assist in relevant reviews and sign work contracts or intention agreements with the school. Then log in to the Shandong Provincial Science and Technology Cloud Platform Assisted by the college in establishing an account for online application.

2. The department should organize applicants to carefully fill out the application system, ensuring that the application information is complete, accurate, not exaggerated, and not falsely reported. The attachments and supporting materials are complete, true, effective, and compliant. The project implements a lump sum system for scientific research funding, and applicants do not need to prepare a budget for funding. The applicant and the department are responsible for the authenticity of the submitted application materials. For units and applicants who provide false materials, once verified, their eligibility for application in the current year will be cancelled.

3. The overseas excellent youth project in Shandong Province adopts a paperless application method. The applicant submits an electronic application form and attachments, a commitment to fairness, and other materials online to the school. After being reviewed by the school's Science and Technology Department, the application is submitted to the Provincial Department of Science and Technology. The deadline for online application is 17:00 on August 26, 2024. Please arrange a reasonable time to submit in a timely manner and reserve time for review and modification.

4. Any matters not covered shall be explained by the Provincial Department of Science and Technology.


5 Contact information

College of Oceanography and Space Informatics

China University of Petroleum (East China)

Add: No. 66 Changjiang West Road, Huangdao District, Qingdao, China, 266580

Tel:  +86-532-86983828

Fax: +86-532-86980518

E-mail: Dr. Luo,,  Prof. He,



College of Oceanography and Space Informatics