National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan and International Visegrad Fund (IVF) jointly funded Taiwan Scholarships for the researchers of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia (V4 countries). The scholarship is offered for PhD and postdoctoral study or research at selected higher education institution accredited by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The scholarship provides €750/month for PhD level or €800 one-time travel grant and €1,000/month for post doc level and €800 one-time travel grant for both. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is provided in the areas of Nanotechnology, Electrotechnical industry, Biotechnology, Information technology (IT), Tourism, Social sciences and humanities.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD and postdoctoral program.
Scholarship Provider: National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan and International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Taiwan
Eligibility: Prospective applicants must be citizens of one of the V4 countries (CZ, HU, PL, SK) and have very good knowledge of English or Chinese both spoken and written. The following two types of scholarships are recognized:
-PhD studies: scholars must have finished MA or equivalent and must be enrolled in the first 4 years of full-time PhD studies in a V4 country
-Postdoctoral research: scholars must hold a PhD degree and conduct full-time research activity in V4 countries.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The citizens of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The International Visegrad Fund—National Science Council, Taiwan Scholarship Program is a program operated jointly by the Fund and the National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan. The aim of the program is to facilitate academic exchanges by providing support to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from the V4 countries who intend to study or conduct research in Taiwan. Reciprocal part of the program supporting mobility of Taiwanese researchers to the V4 region is operated by the NSC.
Duration of award(s): 10 months (2 semesters); possibility to re-apply once (i.e., max. length of support is 20 months).
What does it cover? €750/month for PhD level+ €800 one-time travel grant and €1,000/month for post doc level + €800 one-time travel grant.
How to Apply: Applicants should apply on-line. Annexes to the application form (all annexes must be submitted in English—originally issued or certified translated):
-copy of certified translation of MA or last obtained diploma
-verified confirmation of enrollment in PhD program issued by university/institution (on letterhead paper, stamped and signed by university authority)
-letter of acceptance or equivalent document form the host university/institution no older than 3 months when submitting the application
-working plan accepted by host university/institution no older than 3 months when submitting the application
-two letters of recommendation (one from the supervisor or head of research group).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2013.