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SKLOG Open Research Fund Call for Proposals (2021) TEXT SIZE: A A A

Deadline for proposal submission: Apr 15, 2021.
This Call for Proposals is formulated and released by the State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry (SKLOG) with the aim to promote academic international collaboration and conduct in-depth, systematic and innovative research.
The major research areas of SKLOG cover petroleum and gas geochemistry, environmental organic geochemistry, and biogeochemistry, so as to meet the strategic requirement by the state for petroleum and gas resources and environment in the last decade as well as the development trends of the discipline of modern organic geochemistry.
Funding Scope
The SKLOG Fund consists of 3 categories of programs with respective preferential focuses, i.e., General Research Programs, International Cooperation Programs, Research Programs on Major Facilities.
1.General Research Programs
General Research Programs are aimed at achieving innovative results in the following basic research areas:
(1) Light oil/condensate formation and enrichment mechanism
(2) Accumulation mechanism and evaluation technology of unconventional oil and gas
(3) Biogeochemical processes of natural organic matter in the earth surface systems
(4) Geochemical processes and effects of chemical pollutants
(5) Evolution of atmospheric organic matter and continuous improvement in air quality
2.International Cooperation Programs (only for overseas scholars)
International Cooperation Programs support overseas excellent scholars to conduct high-level joint research with scientists in SKLOG.
(1) Project for scholars from the countries in the Belt & Road regions
(2) Project for foreign scientists
3.Research Programs on Major Facilities
Research Programs on Major Facilities support innovative research by using the following major facilities in SKLOG. Applicants should mainly introduce the scientific significance and innovative ideas in proposals.
(1) Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS)
(2) Smog Chamber
(3) 14C -Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Eligibility and Requirements for Application
1.Eligibility: qualified applicants should meet the following criteria
(1) Have experience of conduct basic research
(2) Have senior professional position (title), or be recommended by researchers in the same research area with senior professional position (title)
(3) PhD students and equals must be recommended by their supervisors
To encourage young scientists to apply, the applications of young researchers have the priority to be funded under the same conditions. The application of a full professor is generally not funded except for International Cooperation Programs.
(1) Applications should be in line with the major research orientation and the funding scope of SKLOG.
(2) Experimental design should base on the analysis and testing capabilities of SKLOG facilities. (
(3) Matching fund is required.
Award Information
Project Duration: One year or two years
Award size: RMB 50,000 Yuan-RMB100,000 Yuan per project. The award of International Cooperation Programs can be used to pay one round-trip of international travel costs for the grantee. For other programs, the award is mainly used to pay facility costs in SKLOG (>80%) and domestic travel costs must be within 20% of the award size. Matching fund is required to cover other costs of the project, i.e., sampling, materials and supplies.
Proposal Submission
Applicants should complete the proposal forms following the instructions and outlines for the Fund. The proposal forms are available in the SKLOG website ( The target date for annual application is April 15. For application this year, the date of submission should not be later than the target date.
Project Management
1.The grantees should guarantee to work in SKLOG for months per year and submit annual reports.
2.SKLOG creates a financial account for each grantee. Payments must meet the financial management systems requirements of GIGCAS.
3.The ownership of research results is shared by SKLOG and the grantees’ institution.
4.Each grantee must publish at least one SCI-indexed paper with “State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences” as the second affiliation and the acknowledgment of funding support from the granted project (with grant number). SKLOG encourages the applicant publish the research papers with SKLOG, GIGCAS as the first affiliation, whereas the laboratory will consider to award or further support.
Contact Information
Application proposals and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to:
Ms Jiayi Zhou
State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: 511 Kehua Street, Guangzhou 510640, China
Tel: +86-20-85290178

Application form (English version)2021.docx
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