On August 16, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced the results of the evaluation of NSFC general projects, 2019. Hubei University obtained 59 projects were established with a total of 22.069 million RMB. This is a new record for Hubei University after 47 projects were established last year.
In 2019, the number of projects established in the Humanities and Social Sciences Project of the Ministry of Education, the National Social Sciences Foundation Project and the National Natural Science Foundation Project are all the highest in history. Apart from that HUBU won the major projects of the National Social Sciences Foundation for Art for the first time this year.
Among the projects established, 22 were general projects, 35 Youth Science Foundation Projects, 1 Joint Fund project and 1 international (regional) cooperation and exchange project. In terms of disciplines, 10 projects are established by the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, 14 by the Department of Chemical Science, 17 by the Department of Life Science, 8 by the Department of Engineering and Materials Science, 5 by the Department of Informatics, 4 by the Department of Management and 1 by the Department of Medical Sciences. By schools, the school of Life Sciences obtained 23 projects, Materials Science and Engineering 9 projects, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 8 projects, Mathematics and Statistics 6 projects, Physics and Electronic Science 5 projects, Business 4 projects, Computer Science and Information Engineering 3 projects and Resources and Environmental Science 1 project.
As one of the five major projects of science and technology of the central finance, NSFC is an important platform for researchers to engage in fundamental research. It is also a direct reflection of the scale, strength and level of fundamental research of a university. Under the guidance of "Improving quality, advancing to top 100", HUBU researchers made breakthrough in funding application in 2019.