NSTC- Project Research Programs

NSTC- Project Research Programs

Q1: NSTC web address:




Q2: NSTC subsidy program regulations:


Program Application Methods and Forms

Operational Guidelines for NSTC Subsidy Research Program

Management Principles for NSTC Subsidy Research Program Funding

NSTC Project Program FAQ

NSTC Program Full-Time Assistant Work Remuneration

NSTC Program Part-Time Assistant Work Remuneration Payment Standards

NSTC Subsidy Research Program Assistant Contract Notes


Q3: What is the NSTC research program application schedule?


The application period for large numbers of research programs for the NSTC is from approximately October to the end of December each year. Other academic programs are notified for application according to the NSTC. Program applications must go through the school compilation process, with unified prepared letter records sent to the NSTC. After the R&D department receives a notice of solicitation from the NSTC, email is used to notify all teachers and secretaries in the school of the school’s operating schedule. Teachers should complete the application process based on this schedule.


Q4: NSTC program applications for immediate review on request of new teachers.


When the qualifications for new hires or current employees comply with regulations and they have not applied for research programs at the NSTC, applications for immediate review on request can be presented within three years of the hiring date, or the date on which they obtained their doctoral degree. They are restricted to one article when applying. Those who are program hosts who have previously applied for NSTC research programs, have served as teachers overseas, or have taken part in research service for one year or more are recruited to return to Taiwan for services, and failed to apply for research programs at the NSTC after returning for service can present the application within one year of the hiring date. They are restricted to one publication when applying.


Q5: What are NSTC research program applicant qualifications?


The NSTC reviews the related regulations annually. Thus, please refer to the NSTC Subsidy Research Project Operating Essentials.


Q6: What items should be noted in the “online application process” for an NSTC research project?


As a rule, the NSTC currently uses Internet operating methods to implement comprehensive online application forms.

(1) Applicants must have an ID and password issued by the NSTC to use these computer operations. For application methods relating to the ID and password, please see “Usage Notes for NSTC Research Project WWW Online Application Procedures.”

(2) Applicants use the system to input information into forms. After confirmation that they are free of errors, these are then submitted. Prior to submission, remember that each change must be saved; applicants can revise the information on their own prior to submission. Applicants cannot make any changes after submission.

(3) After completing the online procedures, the department secretary completes online delivery and sends the compiled data to the R&D department for compilation by the entire school.

(4) Beginning in 2008, after implementation of an online application it is unnecessary to further submit written information.


Q7: How are funding changes in NSTC research programs or program extension procedures handled?


When handling funding changes of program extension procedures, after the program host enters the NSTC research talent web, click on changing program and select changing items; after completing it, save and send it. The application form audit unit is produced via system identification (internal audit or NSTC review). After printing the application form and having the host and the department head sign it, send it to the R&D department to continue to school sign-off process. After completing the school signing and review, the R&D department sends the electronic files to the NSTC. Internal reviewers at the school then complete the changing procedures, and NSTC reviewers await notification from the NSTC.


Q8: When handling program conclusion procedures for NSTC research programs, which conclusion information and procedures should be prepared?


The handling of conclusion procedures for NSTC programs is divided into funding conclusion and result reporting.

“Funding Conclusion” involves completing the school reimbursement accounting procedures.

♦ Sponsor: Accounting Office (teachers should confirm with the accounting office whether funding write-offs have been completed).

♦ Required Information:

(1) Subsidy Funding Payment Balance Reports.

(2) Subsidy Funding Property Inventory.

(3) Yuan Ze University Research Program Contracted Employees Application Form.

“Report Submission” using reports submitted online without requiring written reports.

♦ Online Submission: Online submission reports are used comprehensively for ordinary programs. Please visit the NSTC individual research talent web to submit reports online. Additionally submitting written reports to the R&D department is no longer necessary.

♦ Written Submission: Other programs are submitted online or in written form to the R&D department for posting and conclusion, according to notification from the NSTC.

Note: (1) For the result report format, please see the NSTC website.

(2) For the type of the report to be submitted, please see the report types on the approved list, such as streamlined reporting and full reporting.


Q9: Regulations for university student participation in NSTC research programs?


The time for university students to apply to participate in NSTC research programs is from approximately February to March each year. Program execution deadline: beginning on July 1 each year, until the end of February of the following year. The advised student number of each advising professor is limited to three students per year. For the operating essentials, please see Website for University Students Participating in NSTC Programs.


Note:For anything above that contradicts NSTC subsidies, NSTC grant regulations are to be used as the standard.