Call for application: 2015 First Session of the Postdoctoral Fellows Program at Academia Sinica

Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline:1st Sep 2014

Academia Sinica (AS), the most eminent national research institution in Taiwan, provides a well-developed research environment for about 600 postdoctoral fellows. Each year, we offer a favourable research opportunity for both domestic and international postdoctoral researchers.  

Applications for the First Session of 2015 are now being accepted. Starting from August 1, 2014, all applications are to be processed on-line ( All applications must be submitted to Academic Affairs Office (AAO) by the applicant’s principal investigator (PI) between August 1 and September 1, 2014. Appointment of postdoctoral fellows for this session commences on January 1, 2015.

Qualifications and Subsidies

Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows:

    PhD degree obtained within last 4 years from local or foreign universities; outstanding record of publications; evidence of excellence in independent research.
    Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship provides air fares and additional US$ 4,500 as research expenditure (for overseas conferences, laboratory equipment etc.).

(Regular) Postdoctoral Fellows:

    PhD degree obtained within last 6 years from local or foreign universities; outstanding record of publications.
    Regular Postdoctoral Fellow may obtain additional subsidy after negotiation with the responsible Principle Investigator.


    Applicants need to find a PI (Principal Investigator) at AS to sponsor their applications. A PI may sponsor as many postdoctoral fellows as he or she wishes. However, each project is limited to one applicant only.

    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 January of 2011 or 2009 are eligible to be the candidates of (Distinguished) Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows or (Regular) Postdoctoral Fellows respectively. 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.

For more information, please refer to the following link:

Or contact the following staff at AAO:
For Division of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ms. Shu-ling Song (02-27898051)

The CEFC Taipei office cannot provide sponsorship for an application but may help you to identify a relevant PI at Academia Sinica.
Contact: CEFC Taipei




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