Guidance of SKLEC Open Research Fund


Supporting Fields
The Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research support research projects related to theoretical and applied research of estuarine and coastal discipline. The innovative projects with new ideas, new methods, or neodoxy, which are in the frontier domains or belong to the priority area of estuarine and coastal discipline, will be supported.
The main research areas are listed as below:
a) Estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics, and its interaction with biogeochemical processes
b) Biophysical interaction and dynamic sedimentation process in muddy coastal environment
c) Hydro-sediment dynamics and morphodynamics of sandy coast
d) Response of river delta to catchment
e) Quantitative ascription of sediment source
f) Sediment problems of harbors and navigation channels
g) Carbon and nitrogen cycle in coastal wetlands and its environment effect
h) Biogeochemical cycles and ecotoxicological effect
i) Ecological remediation in coastal zone
j) Global change, risk assessment in coastal zone, and early-warning technology
k) Biogeomorphic processes in estuaries and coasts
l) Coupled coastal wetlands and open shelf ecosystem dynamics modelling
m) Sedimentary records of Holocene deposits in estuaries and coasts

n) New technological development including remote sensing, high precision topography
o) Multi-disciplinary studies
Instructions for Applicants
1. The application should follow the guides listed in “Open Research Fund General Conditions” of the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University.
2. In 2016, two types of funding will be considered: 1) Senior Visiting Scholar Fund, which has a maximum budget of 0.15 million RMB; and 2) Junior Visiting Scholar Fund, with a maximum budget of 60 thousand RMB. The project period is 24 months.
3. The deadline of proposal submission is 31 May, 2016.
4. The reviewing results of the proposals will be released by the end of June, 2016.
Contact Information
Contact: Lu Wang
Address: State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, 3663 N. Zhongshan Rd., Shanghai 200062, China
Tel: 86-21-62232887
Fax: 86-21-62546441