Taiwan Fellowship – MOFA Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

Each year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) offers the Taiwan Fellowship. This research award available to support overseas scholars who are interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. A range of interesting benefits will be awarded to the successful fellows. To apply, all entries must be submitted no later than June 30 annually.

Fellowship Description
The Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The Taiwan Fellowship, echoing the APEC Scholarship Initiative, provides 12 Chinese Taipei APEC Fellowship openings per year exclusively for scholars and experts from developing APEC economies. The application process will begin in May 2017, and recipients will begin their research in Taiwan in January 2018.

Award Value
Each of the successful fellows will receive the benefits as follow:

  • Monthly grants are paid at the beginning of every month: – Professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows: NT$60,000. – Assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates: NT$50,000.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (The subsidy will be decided by MOFA in accordance with the relevant regulations).
  • The terms of fellowship are 3 to 12 months.
  • Accident insurance (plus a medical insurance for accidental injuries) coverage of NT$1 million.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the area that related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies.

Place of Study
The research can be taken in Taiwan.

Eligibility and Criteria
Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.

Applicants’ Nationality
International or foreign citizens are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
Please click the application link below to learn detail instruction of t the application procedure.

Submission Deadline
30 June each year.

Contact Details
All enquiries about this fellowship can be directed to:

Ms. Grace Wang
Tel: +886-2-2361-9132 #317
Fax: +886-2-2371-2126

Website and Application Link

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