Applications for the 2018 Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) opened on Monday 5 February.

YSEP is funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and run by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

YSEP funds an annual exchange of Australian and Chinese early to mid-career researchers in the fields of science, technology and medicine. It is open to researchers in academia / research institutes and to researchers in business / industry. Up to 16 Australian researchers will be selected and funded to undertake a two-week program of visits in China 28 October-9 November 2018.

The program aims to:

  • Increase early to mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers understanding of the cultures, particularly the science and research practices and systems, of the two countries
  • Develop the researchers’ leadership skills as future ‘science ambassadors’ for Australia and China
  • Provide a catalyst for long-tem, sustainable Australia-China research collaboration

YSEP also provides participants with exposure to higher order issues outside their scientific/technical specialty, including science and technology policy and best practice research management.

Links to the guidelines and application forms are available at

Applications close 23 March 2018

Enquiries to:

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