Author Topic: CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries in China, 2013  (Read 419 times)


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Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences is offering CAS fellowship for postdoctoral and visiting scholars from Developing Countries to pursue research programme (Short-term Visiting and  Postdoctoral fellowship) at  CAS-affiliated research institutions ( CAS institutes; USTC, and UCAS). Proficiency in English and Chinese are required. The fellowship covers monthly and yearly stipend, living costs such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance and airfare.

Study Subject(s): The fellowship is provided to study natural sciences.

Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral and visiting scholars fellowship at CAS-affiliated research institutions ( CAS institutes; USTC, and UCAS).

Scholarship Provider: Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Scholarship can be taken at: China

Eligibility: Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowship (Category B) must meet the following criteria:

• be nationals of a developing country (other than China)

• hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;

• provide evidence of proficiency in English or Chinese

• have worked out a research proposal accepted by a research professor (or associate professor) at a CAS-affiliated institution who agrees to be the host

• Be strongly recommended by the host institution

• Agreeing to abide by the laws of the People’s Republic of China and the rules & regulations of the host institution Applicants for Short-term -Visiting Scholarship (Category A) must meet all of the above-mentioned criteria and, in the meantime, hold a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of developing countries ((Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) other than China can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries Programme is designed to enhance scientific cooperation between CAS-affiliated research institutions (Please see: and academic institutions in developing countries, enabling awardees to participate in the scientific research programs of the CAS-affiliated institutions or to conduct collaborative research projects agreed upon by a host institution of CAS.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Short-term Visiting Scholarship, tenable for 3-6 months, and Post-doctoral Fellowship, tenable for 2 years.

What does it cover?

-For Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A)CAS will provide a monthly stipend of RMB 22,000 (pre-tax), which covers all living costs, such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance in China.

-For Post-doctoral Fellowship (Category B)CAS will provide a yearly stipend of RMB 150,000 (pre-tax), covering all living costs, such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance in China.

-In addition, an economy-class round-trip international airfare (RMB 15,000 at the maximum) following the most direct route between the airport nearest to the awardee’s residence and that nearest to the host institution will be provided by the Programme through the host institution.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:

There are two approaches to submitting applications for the Fellowship:

-by a CAS-affiliated institution as the host of the applicant, or

-by an international strategic partner institution which has been identified by the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS.

-Application Forms (see Attachment) must be completed and submitted in duplicates in English, along with a completed Recommendation Form completed, signed and sealed by the host institution of CAS) or a recommendation letter signed by the director of an identified international strategic partner institution. In the latter case, an official acceptance letter from the host institution affiliated with CAS is required.

-A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vita and photocopies of official documents certifying the education qualifications and awards (if any) of the applicant should be submitted as Appendixes to the Application Form.

-All applications should be mailed by post in sealed envelopes to the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 15 September.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application