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Applications and approved projects on traditional Chinese medicine in National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2010

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Author(s): Hong-cai Shang

Journal: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao
ISSN 1672-1977

Volume: 9;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 1045;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Natural Science Foundation of China | TCM science | traditional Chinese pharmacy | integrated TCM WM | basic research | health planning support

ABSTRACT
In this article, the authors firstly summarized the number of applications submitted to and projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in the field of traditional Chinese medicine research in 2010. Then they described the district distribution, research direction layout and allotment of the approved projects in the three primary disciplines (traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese materia medica and integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine) and their 43 subdisciplines. The targeting suggestions for improvement were given respectively by concluding the reason of disapproved projects from the point of view of applicants and supporting institution, and by stating the common problems existing in the review process from the perspectives of fund managers and evaluation experts. Lastly, the major funding fields in the near future were predicted in the hope of providing guidance for applicants.