海外访问学者基金申请指南



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LTO 海外访问学者基金管理办法(试行版)

2015年7月

   为了吸引国外杰出专业人才参与热带海洋环境国家重点实验室LTO(中国科学院南海海洋研究所)科研工作,拓展LTO国际合作关系网络,提高LTO科研队伍的国际化水平,增强LTO的国际吸引力和竞争力,实验室结合开放课题基金设立专项海外访问学者基金(简称OVFP),该专项基金的申请及管理办法如下:

一、资助研究领域

围绕LTO国家重点实验室的总体目标,结合实验室三大研究方向及相关学科领域,主要资助研究领域包括:

1、南海环流与中小尺度动力过程

1)南海典型中尺度过程的动力学机制;

2)南海西边界流与中、小尺度过程的相互作用;

3)南海环流与大洋环流典型动力特征的比较分析;

4)南海及其邻近海域水文保障关键技术。

2、热带海洋-大气过程与气候效应

1)热带印度洋-南海热盐分布及其与印-太大尺度环流变异的联系;

2)热带区域海洋热力反馈与气候模态的演变机制;

3)全球气候变化与热带海洋的区域气候响应(含模式及天气尺度过程)

3、热带海洋动力过程的环境效应

1)南海生态环境特征与演变规律;

2)热带海洋中小尺度物理-化学-生物过程的耦合机制;

3)海洋环境要素监测的新技术、新方法。



二、资助内容

 实验室每年计划资助5-10名海外杰出学者到实验室访问工作2-3个月,开展合作研究工作。资助标准按照受资助者的专业技术职称分为四档:海外顶尖科学家的资助标准为1.5万元/周(税前);拥有海外教授或相当职称者的资助标准为4万元//人(税前);拥有海外副教授或相当职称者的资助标准为3万元//人(税前);拥有海外助理教授或相当职称者的资助标准为2万元//人(税前)。住宿费用自理。此外,获资助者工作时间为1-3个月的,将享受一次经济舱位往返国际旅费补贴,工作时间在1个月以内的,不享受此补贴。鼓励申请者同时申请中国科学院国际人才计划项目,若获批,实验室不重复资助,可给予6000/月的住宿补贴,实报实销。鼓励申请者申报LTO国家重点实验室开放课题,符合本基金申请条件的开放课题负责人优先获得本基金资助。

      资助类型:1、实验室全额资助;2、实验室、课题组各资助50%3、实验室资助25%,课题组资助75%;最终决定权交由室务委员会,获得一半及以上赞成票则通过

三、申请条件

 在与实验室相关研究领域取得重要学术成绩的海外专家学者,拥有助理教授及以上专业职称或研究机构相当专业职称,在实验室访问研究期间可全职开展合作研究与交流工作并具有合理的工作计划;实验室的合作者具有相关研究项目并承诺支持合作研究相关开支。


四、申请程序

1.         实验室在网上发布《海外访问学者基金指南》,常年接受申请,每年的双数月评议;

2.         申请者可浏览实验室网页,寻求相关研究方向的科研人员为合作者,下载并填写申请表,至少提前2个月提交申请

3.         实验室室务委员会对申请者和申请材料进行评审,讨论是否资助以及资助额度,并在网上公布资助目录,通知获资助的申请者;

4.         基金应在计划年度内启动执行,若超过计划年度未能启动执行的,将不再保留此项基金。


五、管理

实验室将与获得资助的海外访问学者签署书面协议,并提供必要的工作条件和办理签证、居留、保险等方面的帮助或指南。对于未按工作计划执行,或违反我国法律或学术道德规范的访问学者,实验室将停止资助并解除签订的相关协议。访问期间,在工作日离开实验室需以书面形式向实验室请假,并按照离开天数从资助中一次性予以扣除

访问学者来实验室工作期间需要做学术报告,结束后6个月内提交研究工作总结。

访问学者在本基金资助下所完成的论文、专著和研究报告等的完成单位应署名:中文“热带海洋环境国家重点实验室(中国科学院南海海洋研究所)”,英文“State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of OceanologyCAS)”,并标注“由热带海洋环境国家重点实验室(中国科学院南海海洋研究所)访问学者基金(编号**)资助”或英文“supported by State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences(LTO-OVFP No.**)”。


Regulations of LTO Overseas Visiting Fellowship Program

This Fellowship program is made, in accordance with the State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography (LTO) “Open Fund”, to guide the implementation of the “LTO Overseas Visiting Fellowship Program” (hereinafter referred to as “OVFP”). The aim of this Program is to promote academic exchange and cooperation between LTO and international research institutions and universities, and the training of talented scientists, by attracting Overseas Visiting Scholars to come and conduct the cooperative research in LTO.

Research Field

1.  South ChinaSeaSCS Circulation and Meso- & Small-Scale PhysicalProcesses

Regional Climate Research

1Dynamic Mechanism of SCS Typical Meso-Scale PhysicalProcesses.

2Interaction of SCS Western Boundary Current and Meso- &Small-Scale Physical Processes.

3Comparative Analysis of Typical DynamicCharacteristics between SCS Circulation and Ocean Circulation.

4Key Technology of Hydrological Security in SCS and AdjacentRegions.

 

2.  TropicalOcean-Air Processes and Climate Effects

1Thermohaline Distribution in Tropical Indian Ocean-SCSand its relations with Circulation Variation in IndianOcean-Pacific Large Scale.

2Evoluting Mechanism of the Tropical Regions Thermodynamics Feedback and Climate Mode.

3Global Climate Change and Regional Climate Response ofthe Tropical Ocean.

 

3.  EnvironmentalEffects of Physical Processes in the Tropical Ocean

1SCS Ecological Environment Characteristics andEvolution.

2Meso- & Small-Scale Physics-Chemistry-BiologyCoupling Mechanism in Tropical Ocean.

3New Techniques and Methods in Marine EnvironmentalElements Observation


Implementation

LTO plans to fund 5-10 overseas outstanding visiting fellows every year and for the duration of 2 weeks to 3 months.  

    There are 4 levels of living allowance for the recipient according to the length of the visit and the academic level of the visitor: A recipient who is currently a world-class top scientist, will receive up to 15,000RMB a week (pre-tax); A recipient who is a oversea professor or equivalent, will receive up to 40,000RMB a month (pre-tax); A recipient of an associate professor or equivalent position will receive up to 30,000RMB per month (pre-tax); A recipient of an assistant professor or equivalent position will receive up to 20,000RMB per month (pre-tax). Any other expense is not covered.

    In addition, LTO will provide each recipient with a round-trip (economy class) international airfare between the airport located nearest to their home or institute, whom can work in LTO 1-3 months (not including the case of working less than one month).

    Apply for the Chinese Academy of Sciences International Talent Program firstly is definitely encouraged. If it is approved, LTO will not providing any funding support for him/her, but will provide 6,000 RMB per month for accommodation, which is reimbursed according to the actual expenditure. The candidate, who acquires the LTO Open Fund supporting has a priority in OVFP selection.    

Application Requirements

Candidates should hold a formal research position (with academic standing as a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or equivalent) in the oversea affiliation and have outstanding academic accomplishments in related research fields of LTO. The visitor should have a reasonable research plan and work full-time in LTO during visit; The collaborator in LTO should have related research project and support the project partially for the visiting plan.

Application Procedure

1、After the OVFP Fund Guidelines is published online, LTO begins to receive the applications in the whole year. Selection procedures will take place once in every 2 months.

2、You need to find a collaborator in LTO in the related research field; Please download the Application Form in the LTO web.  

Website: http://lto.scsio.ac.cn/         Email: ledy@scsio.ac.cn

3、LTO Laboratory Services Committeewill review and evaluate all applications to select the recipients and decide the funding level. Results will be published online at the end of each 2 months.

4、Funds will be made available during the planned fiscal year. If the visit cannot be carried out according to the schedule, it will be expired at the end of the planned year.

LTO is responsible for the interpretation of these regulations.

Management

LTO will sign an agreement with each recipient of OVFP and provide the necessary help in VISA application, accommodation and insurance purchasing etc.

If the recipient wouldn’t complete the planned work, or break the law and academic ethics in China, LTO will stop the OVFP funding and terminate the agreement.  

If the recipient would leave LTO in workdays, please send an application to LTO. We will deduct from the fund following the exact time and reasons.    

The applicant should give an academic presentation in LTO during visiting; Submit a working report to LTO within 6 months after the program finished ; The paper/ book/ Academic Reports should acknowledge  the support by State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences (LTO-OVFP NO.**).