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BILATERAL SCIENTIFIC EXCHANGE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NFST) OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (ROC) AND THE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT (FRG) OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (AD.1991.07.11)-1

1. PURPOSEThis agreement provides for the exchange of scientists to parti-cipate in programmes whereby scientific and technological co-op-eration between the Republic of China (ROC) and the Republic ofSduth Africa (RSA) is strengthened and expertise and manpower a-re developed through research. The scheme is not intended to beexclusive, but to be complementary to any other co-operative ar-rangements in these fields .2. SCOPEActivities supported in terms of the exchange agreement will in-clude:2.1 Exchange of scientists on research programmes2.2 Short visits2.3 Bilateral symposia2.4 Lectureship programme3. SUBJECTSThis agreement covers all fields of science and technology butexcludes the human and social sciences, agricultural and medicalresearch.4. EXCHANGE OF SCIENTISTS ON RE SEARCH PROGRAMMES4.1 ELIGIBILITYThe minimum academic qualification required for eligibility und-er this agreement is a post-graduate degree. Participants mustbe attached to institutions of higher learning, research instit-utes, or industry, and must be nationals or residents of the se-nder country.Prospective candidates must make arrangements with potential ho-st institutions in the partner country and, before submitting a-pplications, obtain the assurance that the institutions concern-ed will accommodate them in their research programmes during theperiod envisaged. The NFST and the FRD will, however, act as re-ferral agencies to facilitate such arrangements if and when app-licable.4.2 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITYThe sender country will be responsible for the travel expensesbetween sender country and host institution while the living ex-penses for the visiting scientist will be borne by the host cou-ntry. The host institution will provide all research facilitiesand the usual amenities to the visiting scientist.4.3 APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURESThe FRD and NFST will select qualified candidates through a scr-eening procedure normally adopted for research grant screeningand send their applications to the host funding organization. F-inal approval of the candidates nominated rests with the host f-unding organization.If a grantee under the scheme proposes any deviation from the a-pproved programme (project, institution, period, etc.) such pro-posal must be submitted for approval as soon as possible.4.4 REPORTSA concise report, written in English, stating clearly what wasachieved by the visit, must be submitted to both the NFST and t-he FRD within two months of completion of the assignment.4.5 PUBLICATIONResults are to be published in scientific journals in accordancewith normal scientific practice, with due acknowledgement of thesupport received from the NFST and the FRD. Copies of reprintsof each such publication must be submitted to the NFST and to t-he FRD as soon as they become available.5. SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS5.1 In order to promote close scientific and technical collabor- ation at the project level, bilateral symposia/workshops wi- ll be held annually and alternately in the Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa.5.2 Subjects of the symposia/workshopsThe subjects of the symposia/workshops, should have direct bear-ing on fields of interest applicable to both partner countriesand should be mutually agreed to. The subject should be selectedat least a year in advance.5.3 Official delegationsThe official delegations, each consisting of at least six scien-tists, engineers or scholars, are selected by the host and send-er funding organizations to present papers.5.4 AdministrationThe host funding organization accepts responsibility for the lo-cal expenditure and organization of the programme of the visiti-ng delegation for a period of up to two weeks, including accomm-odation, local travel, and possibly short visits to institutionswhose activities are relevant to the subject of the symposium/workshop.5.5 PublicationProceedings of the symposia/workshops will not normally be publ-ished but each delegate must supply an abstract beforehand. Pre-sentation of scientific data at the symposia/workshops will inno way limit or prevent the scientists from publishing the dataelsewhere.6. LECTURESHIP TOURSFrom time to time, the NFST may invite the FRD, or vice versa,to nominate candidates to participate in a lectureship tour tothe partner country. The country which issues the invitation wi-ll provide an honorarium to cover the travel and living expensesof the candidate. The candidate will be required to spend at le-ast five working days in the host country and deliver at leastthree lectures during his stay. A programme of visits to resear-ch institutions in his field of study may also be arranged. Bef-ore a candidate is nominated, it should be ascertained that hewill be able to accept the invitation during the envisaged peri-od. The candidate’s curriculum vitae, publication list and abst-racts of his lectures will then be sent to the host country.13. VALIDITY, TERMINATION AND AMENDMENTThis agreement, which becomes valid as of the signing date, may,at the request of either party, be amended by mutual consent, a-nd shall remain effective until one party serves notice on theother, no less than one year in advance of the intended date oftermination. Such termination shall not, however, affect co-ope-rative programmes already agreed to.Signed for NFSTSigned for FRDDate: 11 July 1991Place: National Science Council, Taipei