Applications for the Cultural Affairs Bureau's “Academic Research Grant” open until 31 May

The application deadline for the “Academic Research Grant”, launched by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), is 31 May 2020. Eligible academics may now submit their applications.

The “Academic Research Grant”, launched by IC annually, aims at encouraging original academic research on the culture of Macao and on the cultural exchange between Macao, Mainland China and other countries. Local or overseas doctorate degree holders with proven academic research experience, and local or overseas researchers with sufficient research experience and recognized academic accomplishments are eligible to apply for the Grant by submitting the duly filled out and signed application form to IC in person or by double registered mail before the deadline. Applicants must also submit their curriculum vitae, research project plan and certified copies of educational qualification certificates. Incomplete applications or applications that fail to comply with the above will not be processed.

Applications may be submitted in person at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building (located at the Tap Siac Square), or at the Macao Government Services Centre (located at No. 52, Rua Nova da Areia Preta), during office hours (the date of the receipt stamp will be considered as the date of submission). The Cultural Affairs Bureau is open from Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 5:45pm; and on Friday, from 9am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm. The Macao Government Services Centre is open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, without lunch break. Applications may also be submitted by double registered mail to the following address: Praça do Tap Siac, Edif. do Instituto Cultural, Macao (the date of the postmark will be considered as the date of submission). The following must be written on the envelope: "Application for the Academic Research Grant of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government". The “Academic Research Grant Regulations” and application forms are available for reference and download at IC webpage: For enquiries, please contact Ms. Florence Lei, staff member of the Division of Research and Publications of IC, through tel. no. 8598 6721, during office hours, or by email to