Applications for the 2015 Second Session of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program Being Accepted

Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: 2nd Mar 2015

Applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Academia Sinica (AS) for the Second Session of 2015 are now being accepted. Starting from January 15, 2015, all applications are to be processed on-line ( It is not necessary to send hard copies of application materials. All applications must be submitted to Academic Affairs Office (AAO) by the applicant’s principal investigator (PI) between January 15 and March 2, 2015. Appointment of postdoctoral fellows for this session commences on July 1, 2015.

Under this program, there are two types of fellows: (Distinguished) Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows and (Regular) Postdoctoral Fellows. Applicants with a PhD degree conferred after the July of 2011 or 2009 are eligible to be the candidates of (Distinguished) Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows or (Regular) Postdoctoral Fellows respectively. There will be a two-year grace to a female applicant on qualifications mentioned above if giving birth after receiving PhD degree. Applicants excepting that who are applying for the position of postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences need to choose the type of fellows. Two types of fellows must be ticked if applicants intend to apply for both.

If an applicant has not yet received the doctoral degree, the applicant’s thesis supervisor must provide a letter confirming that the applicant is expected to receive the PhD diploma before the appointment starts. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be received by AAO before the deadline.

Applying for the position of postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences or the position of (Distinguished) Academia Sinica postdoctoral fellow, applicants are required to submit a proposal specifying the aim, significance, background, methodology and anticipated accomplishment of their research projects. Application proposals lacking consideration of these factors will be adversely affected.

During the term of appointment, the postdoctoral fellow shall comply with the service regulations stipulated by the Academia Sinica Personnel Office (please refer to and also the requirements and instructions of his/her sponsoring principal investigator and host institute. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow is required to sign a work contract and a declaration which states that he/she is not the spouse or relative by blood or marriage of the heads of the employing organization, institute and the sponsoring PI/co-PI.

For more information, please contact the following staff at AAO
For Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences: Ms. Chin-Wen Peng (02-27898067)
For Division of Life Sciences: Ms. Mei-Hsiu Michelle Chien (02-27899676)
For Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ms. Shu-ling Song (02-27898051)


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