The Open Fund Project Application of the Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering was set up to develop high-level academic research and exchanges with researchers outside of China. The Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences, whose predecessor was the Key Laboratory of Engineering Geomechanics, was set up in 1985. The Laboratory is dedicated to scientific research and seek to make contributions to structural characteristics, deformation and fracture mechanisms, groundwater circulation of engineering geological bodies, theoretical methods and technical measures of deep geological engineering, among other applications. They have become a world-known research laboratory that has made remarkable contributions to advancing scientific research, education, academic exchange, and technology transfer in field of shale gas and geoengineering in China.
Domestic and overseas scientists and technicians, whose research objectives compliment the main research fields of the Laboratory, can apply for the Open Fund Project.
The key research aims of the Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering include:
1) Engineering geomechanics
2) Deep geological engineering
3) Resources exploration and research technology of core device
4) Assessment and exploratory development of geothermal energy
5) Groundwater resources and environments
6) Drilling and fracturing techniques of shale gas and experimental simulation
7) Theory and techniques of seismic wave and electromagnetic tomography
II Eligibility and Funding Information
1) Researchers with a Ph.D degree or senior professional and technical title are qualified to apply for the project. Applicant’s without a Ph.D degree or senior professional and technical title should be recommended by one scientific personnel (experts with senior professional and technical title). Foreign postdoctors and doctors are encouraged.
2) Each funded project will have a three-year duration with a budget of 100,000-150,000 RMB. The Laboratory plans to support 8-10 projects in this year.
3) Open Fund Project proposals will first be assessed by the Laboratory, and then evaluated by the Academic Working Group, and finally assessed and approved by the Academic Committee.
4) Funding priorities will be given to applicants who will carry out fundamental and original research that utilizes the scientific instruments and samples available in the Laboratory, especially cross-discipline projects. For applicants not affiliated with the Laboratory, but who want to apply for the project, a researcher from the Key Laboratory who has a permanent position is required as a contact person.
5) Successful completion of the project requires a final report together with related scientific outcomes and at least one paper published in an international SCI indexed journal, and one paper published in an EI indexed journal. The affiliation of “Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences” must be indicated as the first institute, and rewards funded by the projects must firstly acknowledge the support by the Open Fund Project of Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and must include the relevant grant number (e.g., No. KLSGG**).
6) The application deadline for this funding is March 10, 2016. Paper copies of the form forms should be submitted in duplicate, double printed, and signed by the institutions with which the applicants are currently affiliated.
7) For more information, please refer to the following websites: http://english.igg.cas.cn/；http://www.enggeo.org
Contact person: YANG Xiangzhao, LI Shouding
Address: No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS