Notice on Application for 2019 Open-end Research Fund of the State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering


The State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering (hereafter referred to as Laboratory) was established depending on two national key disciplines, i.e.,geotechnical engineering and engineering mechanics in both China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) and CUMT (Beijing),several provincial key disciplines namely disaster prevention & reduction engineering, protection engineering and geological survey & information technology. In 2008, the Laboratory was authorized to start construction. Now, in order to promoteChinas basic research and technological innovation of geomechanics and deep underground engineering and give full play to the Laboratory’s function in international cooperation and high-level talents cultivation,the Laboratory has set up the open-end research fund to attract both domestic and foreign talents to work or conduct high-level basic researches,and make innovative achievementby fully utilizing the resources ofthe Laboratory.

I. MajorResearch Directionsof the Laboratory and the Research Fields

Supported by the Fund

1. Mechanical Behavior of Deep Rock Mass &Wall Rock Control Theory

2. Mechanical Behavior of Deep Soil & Interaction between the Soil and

Underground Engineering Structure

3. Fundamental and Applied Researches on Artificial Freezing Theory of Thick Top Soils

4.Deep Complex Geological Environment and Engineering Effects

5. Rock Dynamic Mechanics and the Mechanical Stability of Rock Mass Engineering

6. Deep Underground Resources Engineering (Geothermal Exploitation, Underground Energy Storage, Shale Gas Exploitation and Combustible Ice Exploitation)

7.Deep Underground Space Development and Utilization Engineering

8.Fundamental Issues on Construction of Lunar Base and Exploitation of Planetary Mineral Resources

9. Applications Research on New Techniques and New Materials in

Geotechnical Engineering

II. Key support directions of this year

Fundamental research on deep space exploration, rock dynamic characteristics and disaster mechanism in deep complex environment, water inrush disaster mechanism and prevention and control technology of deep underground engineering, high-precision seismic exploration of deep underground engineering and accurate identification of disaster sources, in-situ geophysical testing methods and technologies of deep rock parameters, high-precision imaging methods of concealed geological bodies and design of monitoring system, etc.

III. Application for the Open-end Research Fund

1. The Laboratory invites both domestic and overseas scholars of the related field to apply for projects focusing on the major research directions of the Laboratory and the research fields supported by the Fund. The Laboratory will select the open-end fund projects in accordance with the principle of “fairness, impartiality, merit” and procedures of free application, preliminary examination by the Laboratory, and approval by the Academic Committee.

2. The Laboratory plans to set up about 20 open-end fund projects in 2019.The average fund for each project amounts toRMB 80,000yuan at most. Generally, the research period will extend for two years. The project duration is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

3. The Laboratory gives priority to the joint application of domestic and foreign scholars with researchers in the Laboratory and the continuation of funding projects for in-depth joint research with excellent completion. The laboratory gives priorities to the projects that work at the Laboratory, and gives priorities to the projects that use the public testing platforms of the Laboratory. If there is no existing cooperation with researchers in the Laboratory at the moment of application, the applicant should declare that the research project should be jointly carried out once approved and granted.

4. At first, the applicant should read the Notice of Application and theManagementMethod for Open-end Research Fund.The email deadline is December 28, 2019. Once the application form has been approved, signed and stamped by the work unit of the applicant, the applicant should send it to the Laboratoryin two copies (both original copy, printed on both sides in an A4 paper and stapled to the left) before December 28, 2019.

5. Both Xuzhou and Beijing have the Laboratory. Please send your application form to only ONE place.

6. If you have any questions, please contact the Laboratory, or refer to the homepage of the Laboratory:;

7. Contact us:

1China University of Mining and Technology

Contacts: Wang YansenGai Yanfei

Phone/Fax: 86-516-83995678

Address: The State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, Nanhu Campus of China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu

Postcode: 221116

2China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)

Contacts: Liu DongqiaoHao Nai

Phone: 86-10-51733713

Fax: 86-10-51733557


Address: The State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering,China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), Ding No. 11, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Postcode: 100083

Application Form for 2019 Open Fund Project of State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics & Deep Underground Engineering.doc