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Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Prevention and Response to Major Infectious Diseases is Open for Application

  The Higher Education Fund continues to launch the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Macao Higher Education Institutions in the Area of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences” this year. On top of that, the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Prevention and Response to Major Infectious Diseases” is added, with the aim of encouraging the teaching and research personnel of Macao higher education institutions to give full play to scientific research and improve Macao’s ability to deal with epidemic prevention education, regional governance and crisis response in the future in response to major infectious diseases. The scheme is now open for application until 4 September 2020.

  The major scope of subsidy of the “Specialized Subsidy Scheme for Prevention and Response to Major Infectious Diseases” includes the following aspects: Discussion on public policies of epidemic prevention and control, research on the construction of medical resources, research on social problems such as the reconstruction of physical and mental health after the epidemic, the impact of the epidemic on the economy of Macao and Mainland China, social recovery, etc. Applications may also be made for social issues related to the response to major infectious diseases.

  In addition, the Higher Education Fund will continue to provide comprehensive support to research projects in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences carried out by the higher education institutions in Macao, with the intention of promoting the cooperation between the higher education institutions in Macao, and other universities or institutions in Mainland China and overseas countries to conduct research projects in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences (or cross-discipline), including research, consultation, reporting and publishing research findings, journal publication.

  The aforementioned applications may be a cross-year project with a term of two years and shall be completed on or before 31 August 2022. The contents and application guidelines of the scheme have been uploaded to the website of the Higher Education Bureau (www.dses.gov.mo). Macao higher education institutions can apply to the Higher Education Bureau from now on to 4 September 2020.

  For enquiries, please contact the DSES: Ms. Chan (Tel: 8396-9203, email: meikeichan@dses.gov.mo), Mr. Fu (Tel: 8396-9266, email: kkfu@dses.gov.mo) , or the administrative units of the individual higher education institutions.