Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MoST) Joint Projects 

The RSE – MoST Joint Project scheme is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and Taiwan. A grant is provided to researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses.

This scheme is available for Scottish-based researchers only, and is not available for researchers based in the rest of the UK. Researchers based outside Scotland may wish to apply to the Royal Society (of London) Joint Project scheme.

The collaboration should be based on a single project, with two teams or individuals based in Scotland and Taiwan. A relationship must have already been established between the Scotland-based and Taiwan-based researchers. The collaboration should involve bilateral exchanges between Scotland and Taiwan (applications will only be considered for bilateral, not multi-lateral, projects).


Applications are invited for Joint Projects in the fields of:  

  • The Internet of Things: Networking and Communications, Middleware and IoT Ecosystems, Urban and Medical Sensing, Human Behaviours and Ethics


Joint Projects are intended for researchers of proven ability, employed by research institutions in Scotland and Taiwan. The Project Leaders must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent. An applicant can only apply once per deadline and current Scottish-based holders of an RSE Joint Project Award in Sensors & Imaging are not eligible to apply.  Holders of other RSE awards are still eligible to apply.

Duration of the Joint Project grant

The Joint Project scheme runs for two years.

Value of award

The RSE grant provides a maximum of £6,000 per year. This funding is to be used for travel and subsistence, with the option of using up to £1,000 on research expenses. The MoST provides a maximum of NT 300,000 per year. 

Closing date

The closing date (for Joint Projects commencing in April 2017) is 5pm on 20 January 2017. 

Forms and Guidance

Referee Form

Guidance Notes

Conditions of Award 

Report Form 


If you would like further information about this scheme or the submission of your application, please contact the Awards Office:, tel: 0131 240 2782


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