UAlberta MOST Joint Research Labs

The University of Alberta has been cooperating with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) on a Joint Research Laboratories (JRL) program since 2005.

With support from the Alberta government and UAlberta’s Office of the Vice-President (Research), the university created the China Opportunity Fund for UAlberta professors to engage in collaboration with counterparts at China’s elite State Key Laboratories (SKL) or National Laboratories (NL).

Types of funding

  • Phase I: To support U of A professors interested in initiating contact with SKLs or NLs in China and investigating opportunities for collaboration. One-time funding of up to $5,000 (maximum) per project.
  • Phase II: To nurture an existing research partnership where collaboration has already been established with SKLs or NLs in China.  A maximum of $25,000 annually per project is available, for up to two years.
  • Phase III: Available only for projects that have previously received Phase II funding and demonstrate significant potential for technology commercialization. A maximum of $25,000 annually per project is available, for up to two years.

Areas of research

Energy, environment, nanotechnology, life sciences, and information and communication technologies (ICT).

The deadline for Phase II applications has passed. Future phases may be announced.

China Opportunity Fund – Phase II Application Form

China Opportunity Fund – Request for Proposals Terms of Reference



Danielle Scott
Director (International Relations)
University of Alberta International