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Funding Opportunity: New Cornerstone Investigator Program

10 May 2022


The “New Cornerstone Investigator Program” was launched on 30th April 2022 with the goal of invigorating research into basic sciences. The non-profit program aims to provide long-term support to a group of outstanding scientists who focus on fundamental research projects that are of profound importance to humankind.

The "New Cornerstone Investigator Program" is an independent program, led by scientists with funding from Tencent. The Shenzhen-based company has pledged to provide RMB 10 billion to the program over 10 years while explore the feasibility of a long-term sustainable fund.

The Program focuses on two fields: Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and encourages interdisciplinary research. With substantial financial support, this Program hopes to facilitate scientists to discover new phenomena, achieve scientific breakthroughs, and create new fields via dedicated efforts in doing fundamental and interdisciplinary research.

Further details on application requirements and procedures will be available in due course.


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