I. General Provisions
These regulations are made in accordance with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) ，State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA )“the International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams”, to guide the implementation of the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology (NEIGAE), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) “the International Partnership Program for the progress and service of typical ecological system in Northeast China (hereinafter referred to as the “PROGRAM”).
The aim of the PROGRAM is to enhance the science & technology innovation capacity of NEIGAE by inviting accomplished researchers from overseas to participate in research with the hope of strengthening the cooperation and exchange between NEIGAE and international research institutions and universities.
II. Team building
NEIGAE is responsible for the detailed management of the PROGRAM; Pro. Xingyuan He is the top scientist; the team consists of 11 members of oversea partners, 9 members from China including winners of National Outstanding Youth Foundation and people in hundred talent program. Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorships and NEIGAE Visiting Professors are automatically belongs to the PROGRAM.
Pro. Xingyuan take charge of overall management, Pro.Changchun Song responsible to the detailed management of the PROGRAM, Pro. Ming Jiang coordinates the whole PROGRAM.
The research scope of the PROGRAM is confined to the ecosystem of wetland, grassland and urban forest according to the CAS mission.
The PROGRAM last for three to four year. Oversea experts enrolled in the PROGRAM should regularly involved in the concrete study of the team and should go to NEIGAE at least on the accumulative calculation of three month and could not get part-time work other than the PROGRAM in China.
The PROGRAM hold annual meeting for assessment and evaluation.
Funds of the PROGRAM managed by the team other than divided by group or people. The funds mainly used to sponsor experts’ international airfare, salary, daily living allowance, training for excellent young talent and Ph D. students as well as international conference and a little part of research spending.
The PRAGRAM Sponsor about 10 Ph D. students study aboard for 6 to 12 month, sponsor about 20 young talents study aboard for 6 to 12 month. For detailed regulation refers to regulations for NEIGAE innovation team for international cooperation program of young talents management.
International airfare confined to economy-class only. When reimburse an airfare, Invoices or copy of tickets and boarding pass must be provided. Daily living allowance of foreign experts is 600 RMB per day. Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorships and NEIGAE Visiting Professors remains the current standard until their project end. The PROGRAM sponsors their following stay and work in China.
The relevant PROGRAM group has the priority for working facilities, labs, personnel and Graduate recruit.
IV.Implementation of the Program
Group leader sign a contract with the group member, agreeing to perform duties and tasks according to the terms of the contract, and members who failed perform their duties and obligations in accordance with the contract are discharged from the PROGRAM, at the same time, the group could enroll new member.
The personnel spending in the funds is no more than40%, the spending of international academic exchange in the funds is no more than 20%. The balanced funds are used to buy necessary equipment. The funds could not be used to buy large equipment and instrument.
Overseas member who made great achievement has the priority to recommend to the reward of friendship.
Patents, publications and books shall be clearly marked with the following acknowledgement: Research Supported by the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams during the implementation of the PROGRAM.
Economic benefits resulted from the PROGRAM deal out by national law, CAS regulations and contract.
V.Assessments and Evaluations
Each group summits annual work report to the management office. The management leaders assess and evaluate the group work.
When The PROGRAM implements for four or five years, the management office give each group a final evaluation on research achievement, academic capacity, talent training and management innovation. The excellent group has the priority sponsorship for project, facility etc.
NEIGAE is responsible for the interpretation of these regulations.
The PRAGROM come into force upon promulgation.