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KUST Prof. PAN Bo Granted the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Recently, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) released the list for 198 awardees of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFDYS) in 2017, in which  stands Prof. PAN Bo, from Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), whose project of “Environmental Geochemistry” made him the first awardee of NSFDYS in KUST.

NSFDYS aims to support young scholars who have made outstanding achievements in basic research to select their own research directions to conduct creative research so as to speed up the growth of young scientific talents, encourage overseas talents and foster a group of prominent academic pacemakers in the forefront of world science and technology. In 1994, the Prime Minister Fund was set up by the State Council of PRC to sponsor scholars with unique ideas and research spirits. Later the Prime Minister Fund was officially denominated the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (NSFDYS). The annual screening and selection of NSFDYS focuses on the applicants’ academic achievements, morality, capability of scientific research and innovation. Because of the strict demands, awardees account for no more than 10% of all applicants each year. The Fund has become a platform for the growth of young scholars and talents.

(Translated and Edited by Division of International Cooperation &

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures)