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International Graduate Program (TIGP) PhD Studentship

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) PhD Studentship
Funded by the government, Academia Sinica is the number one research
institution in Taiwan. In 2002, in collaboration with a consortium of
prominent local universities, Academia Sinica established the Taiwan
International Graduate Program (TIGP) that offers the following eight
highly specialized interdisciplinary PhD programs and a generous
funding, a grant of NT$32,000 (US$980) per month, to each student for
up to three years.
1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics (CBMB) Program -The first
established program, CBMB is jointly administered by Academia Sinica
and its partners – National Tsing Hua University and National Taiwan
University. Specialties of the 47 faculty members range from
biochemistry, bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, biophysics and
bioinformatics, glycobiology, drug design, mass spectrometry,
molecular biology, organic and medicinal chemistry, and structural
2. Molecular Science and Technology (MST) Program focuses its research
on the following topics: chemical dynamics, dynamics in biological
systems, dynamics in condensed media, linear and nonlinear molecular
spectroscopy and structures and dynamics of clusters and
nanoparticles. The spectroscopy section of this program includes
steady-state laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance spectroscopy,
electron energy loss spectroscopy, and spectroscopy using synchrotron
light sources. The dynamics section consists of crossed beam studies,
photochemistry, and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy.
3. Molecular and Biological Agriculture Sciences (MBAS) Program
pursues basic and applied research that has the potential to lead to
new platform technologies or develop into novel systems and/or
industrial applications in biotechnology. The program focuses on
regional agricultural needs; for example, on sub-tropical crop or
flower plant systems, and major infectious diseases affecting pig/
chicken farms and warm water marine products and the subtropical
herbal plant systems of Chinese traditional medicine.
4. Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Program aims to provide solid
training to Ph.D. students for a future career in basic and applied
research in modern biology. Research interests of the 40 faculty
members of this program cover a broad range of topics including
cellular communication and signal transduction, nuclear structure and
function, developmental biology, neurobiology, plant molecular
biology, structural biology, biotechnology and human disease models,
pathology and therapy.
5. Bioinformatics Program (BP) focuses on genetics and proteomics
studies with emphasis on data transfer, data analysis, biological
information and biological feature extraction, knowledge management
using advanced computation methodologies and computer science
technology. The following four research topics constitute the areas of
concentration of this program: computational biology, biological
knowledge management, bioinformatics applications and computational
structural biology.
6. Nano Science and Technology (NST) program- NST is designed to offer
specific training and research opportunities to Ph.D. students who are
interested in the following areas: Characterization of Nano-materials/-
structures, New Nano-materials/-structures, Theoretical Modeling, and
Nano Devices and Engineering. Students attending NST will have the
options to join physics-oriented, chemistry-oriented, or engineering-
oriented subgroups.
7. Molecular Medicine (MM) program is designed to offer specific
training and research opportunities to Ph.D. students who are
interested in working on the frontier biomedical sciences. The
research projects of the faculty members encompass basic and clinical-
oriented research related to human diseases that include the following
fields: functional genomics and bioinformatics, molecular and cellular
basis of gene function, disease mechanisms and medical biotechnology.
8. Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (CLCLP)
program is designed to offer specific training and research
opportunities to Ph.D. students who are interested in the following
areas: Corpus Linguistics and Language Archives, Information Retrieval
and Information Extraction, Knowledge Representation and Acquisition,
Natural Language Processing, Spoken Language Processing. The CLCLP
program is the first highly competitive graduate program in
computational linguistics in Taiwan, and also the first academically
competitive computational linguistics program specializing in Chinese
Language Processing in the world.
TIGP Student Dormitory: The on-campus student dormitory offers en-
suite single study bedrooms at affordable prices (US$165/month,
On-Campus Resources: Facilities and resources such as libraries,
museums, restaurants, medical services, bookstore, grocery store, post
office, and gymnasium are available to accommodate students’ needs.
Tuition Fee: ranging from US$1,000 – 2,000.
Application to our PhD program is free.
For on-line application please visit our own website at
Application deadline is March 31st, 2008.
For more information, please visit our website at http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/
Taiwan International Graduate Program is the way to excellence.


  1. adeel arsalan says:

    Dear sir/mam

    I Adeel Arsalan is pharmacy graduate,did M.Pharm from University of Karachi.I am Assistant professor at Baqai Medical University ……. my field of interest is nanomedicine and molecular medicine…i don’t have such financial condition to do PhD from esteemed institute like this

    kindly tell me

    Am i eligible for this studentship for PhD?
    What are the requirements for this PhD studentship?

    My E.mail address is [email protected]

    thanking you


    Adeel Arsalan

  2. nima gorji says:

    hi dear dr.
    i’m nima gorjimstudent of laser physics in iran ,Tabriz university.
    i have an excellency background about laser specrtroscopy and can work with the best programs like fortran and Matlab and a little with C++.
    i want to study in your uni and this is an apply actually.
    i can continue my Phd or again M.s there.

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