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The number of SYSU projects receiving funding from NSSFC in 2017 ranks first among universities nationwide

Last updated :2017-07-07

Source: Office of Scientific Research
Written by: Office of Scientific Research
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

On July 4, the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science released the list of projects funded by the National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC) in 2017. 49 projects of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) have received a total of 10.4 million yuan of funding from NSSFC this year (including 4 major projects, 27 general projects and 18 youth projects), and the number of approved projects ranks first among universities nationwide.

In 2017, SYSU submitted a total of 218 projects to apply for NSSFC funding, with the success rate being 22.48%, which is nearly 8 percent higher than the national average success rate (14.6%). Theses approved projects are from 23 schools and departments or research institutes at SYSU, including School of Sociology and Anthropology (7 projects), Department of Philosophy (4 projects), School of Law (4 projects). If analyzed by the disciplines, the SYSU projects submitted cover 22 disciplines out of the 23 disciplines in NSSFC, with projects in 18 disciplines approved, and the number of approved projects in the four fields of sociology, philosophy, Chinese literature, and library, information and philology is respectively ranked first among universities nationwide. If analyzed by the applicants, 66 research fellows and postdoctoral researchers at SYSU participated in the application, with 14 research fellows and 1 postdoctoral researcher succeeded in getting their projects funded by NSSFC.