Taiwan: MOST

Name of Funding agency

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative


Programme website


Programme owner

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Dr. Ching-Mei Tang (Email: cmtom@most.gov.tw, tel: +886-227377557

Dr. Yu-Ming Chang (Email: ymchang@ntu.edu.tw, tel: +886-233665277

Mr. Randy Chang (Email: mcchang76@gate.sinica.edu.tw, : tel: +886-22789-8975

Funding Commitment

0.75 M€

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

-           The maximum amount per year per project is €90,000.00 (about NTD3,000,000).  

-           The decision regarding the exact amount of the grant is dependent on the result of the MOST’s internal reviews.

-           The number of grants of every principle investigator must comply with MOST’s regulation of the max number of two international cooperation projects granted by MOST for the same duration.

-           For more about the budget requirements of the projects based on which applicants can apply to MOST for funding, please refer to: https://www.most.gov.tw/folksonomy/list/f6d5c23c-b3ce-438e-911b-12a705dbac5a?l=ch

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL 2-9

Funding rates (approx.)

The maximum amount per year per project is €90,000.00 (about NTD3,000,000)

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

In compliance with the MOST’s regulation ‘Operation Guidelines for MOST Research Grants’:

n Applicant institutions (i.e., research conducting institutions) shall be approved by MoST to be eligible recipients of subsidisation in accordance with the ‘Operation Guidelines for Institutions Applying for MOST Grants’. The eligible institutions are classified into three categories as follows:

1. Taiwanese public/private colleges and universities.

2. Taiwanese public/private research institutions.

3. Taiwanese Medical institutions.

n Principal Investigator(s) must meet several qualifications. For more information about the qualifications please refer to: https://www.most.gov.tw/folksonomy/list/f6d5c23c-b3ce-438e-911b-12a705dbac5a?l=ch

n In principle, the MOST (Taiwan) does not directly subsidise the industry.

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

-           Taiwanese project partners shall submit a proposal to the MOST for national financing after the project has been selected and approved for funding through the M-ERA.NET evaluation and selection process.

-           The proposals are required to be submitted to MOST for funding as soon as possible as the internal process of the MOST generally takes 6 months.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Please refer to: https://www.most.gov.tw/folksonomy/list/f6d5c23c-b3ce-438e-911b-12a705dbac5a?l=ch

Further guidance

Please refer to: https://www.most.gov.tw/folksonomy/rfpDetail/c1a582ae-95bc-4449-908f-590d6cb409ea?l=ch