MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION BETWEEN THE NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL, TAIPEI AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON HEREINAFTER CALLED THE SIDES (AD.1991.08.22)-1

1. Both Sides recognize the mutual benefit of scientific interc- hange and the convenience of set procedures for its administ- ration.2. Both Sides will facilitate collaboration between specialists in the scientific disciplines within their mutual competence, subject to the laws and regulations in force in the two coun- tries and subject to financial limitation of each Side. The form of scientific contacts may include:a) Study Visits Both Sides will assist in promoting exchanges at postdoctoral or equivalent level and of other research scientists for peri- ods of between 1 and 2weeks for exploratory visits, known as Study Visits, on the basis of the sending Side paying interna- tional fares and the host Side local costs. To be included in the short Study Visits are exchange visits between the admini- strative staff of the two Sides.b) Fellowship Visits Both Sides will assist in promoting vis- its at postdoctoral or equivalent level and other research scientists for periods of between 3 to 12 months, known as Fellowship Visits, to carry out research projects or learn new techniques predominantly in at laboratory or site but with provision for short subsidiary visits to others. The sending Side will pay for all the expenses of the visit, both international fares and local costs, with the host S- ide helping with the placing of visitors and the administ- ration of programmes, as may be necessary.c) Joint Seminars Both Sides will facilitate the holding of seminars in areas where the exchange of information promi- ses to improve the level of cooperation between scientists of the two sides. For and on behalf of the Royal Society of London (Signed) Sir Anthony Epstein Vice President and Foreign Secretary Date: 22 Aug. 1991 For and on behalf of the National Science Council, Taipei (Signed) Dr. Ching-Piao Hu Vice Chairman Date