- CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship for PhD Candidates from Developing Countries
l According to a new agreement signed this year between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), up to 140 students/scholars per year from the developing world will be sponsored to travel to China for up to 4 years’ of PhD study/research.
l This means that awardees of the CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship will have the opportunity to pursue PhD degrees at either of the two preeminent universities under the CAS: the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), both of which have free access to the research facilities at the over 100 institutes of CAS located across the country.
l Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend (including living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 (approx. USD 1,100) or RMB 8,000 (approx. USD 1,250) from CAS through USTC or UCAS, depending on whether he/she has passed a qualification test after admission.
l Awardees of the Fellowship will be exempted from tuition fees.
l The Deadline for application: 15 June
l For more details, read the Special Issue of CAS Newsletter or the page at: http://english.ucas.ac.cn/ADMISSIONS or http://en.ustc.edu.cn/admissions
- CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries
Purpose of this Program
l To enhance scientific cooperation between CAS-affiliated research institutions and academic institutions in developing countries, providing awardees with the opportunity 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.
l The Fellowship Programme includes two categories:
- Category A: Short-term Visiting Scholarship, tenable for 3-6 months, and
- Category B: Post-doctoral Fellowship, tenable for 2 years.
l For Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A)
- CAS will provide a monthly stipend of RMB 22,000, which covers all living costs, such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance in China
l For Post-doctoral Fellowship (Category B)
- CAS will provide a yearly stipend of RMB 150,000, covering all living costs in China
l Candidates meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowship:
- 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 your host;
- Be strongly recommended by your host institution.
Applicants for Short-term Visiting Scholarship must meet all of the above conditions and, in the meantime, hold a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.
How to apply
l There are two approaches to submitting applications for the Fellowship:
- through a CAS-affiliated institution as the host of the applicant, or
- through an international strategic partner institution which is identified by the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS
l Application form available at: http://english.cas.cn/IC/AF/
Deadline for application
l 15 September
For More Information
l Please contact with Dr. Ru Zhitao at: email@example.com
- OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships
u With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries) outside their home country.
u The minimum qualification of applicants is an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding B.Sc. honours degree, in any branch of the natural sciences.
u An applicant can enroll as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country. In this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for 3 years.
u An applicant who wishes to register as a PhD student at her home institute can choose a sandwich option, whereby part of the research program is undertaken at a host institute in another developing country. In this case the fellowship provides support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) only and the minimum period abroad is six months.
u Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.
u Applicants should select renowned institutes in developing countries and apply for postgraduate admission in advance. Applicants are encouraged to contact the chosen host institute (s) with the CV and short research proposal, mentioning that they are intending to apply for a OWSD fellowship.
u Applicants are encouraged to contact with a CAS-affiliated institution as the host, such as:
u The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC): http://www.ustc.edu.cn/
u University of Chinese Academy of Sciences(UCAS): http://english.ucas.ac.cn/
u Or a CAS institute (For a full list of institutes: english.cas.ac.cn/CASI)