According to the "Notice of the Implementation Measures (Trial) for the Young and Middle-aged Science & Technology Talent Cultivation Program of Shenyang" (Shenyang Human Resources and Social Security Bureau  No. 20), approved and registered by the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and the Municipal Talents Office of Shenyang, WANG Xugao and HAO Guangyou, two researchers of the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, were awarded the 2018 Shenyang Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Talents (300,000 yuan per person).
The Young and Middle-aged S&T Talent Cultivation Program of Shenyang is an important part of the “Twenty-four new policies of Shenyang Talents New Deal”. Since 2017, the newly elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering will be awarded five million yuan. The newly elected entrepreneurial or innovative (long-term) talents of the “National One Thousand Talents Program”, the S&T innovative talents of the "National Ten-Thousand Talents Program", the “National Outstanding Youth Fund” winners, the “National Hundred, Thousand and Ten-Thousand Talents Program” winners and the “Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar” special professors will be awarded 2.5 million yuan. The “National One Thousand Young Talents Program” winners, the Top Young Talents of the "National Ten-Thousand Talents Program", the “Outstanding Youth Science Fund” winners and the “Changjiang (Yangtze River) Youth Scholars” will be awarded 300,000 yuan.