CAS Fellowship open to Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries in China, 2013

This CAS fellowship is provided by the Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences and is for pursuing postdoctoral and visiting scholars fellowship at CAS-affiliated research institutions (CAS institutes; USTC, and UCAS). It is provided to study natural sciences. The scholars are should be from Developing Countries & will 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. Proficiency in English and Chinese are required. It covers monthly and yearly stipend, living costs such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance and airfare. It can be taken at China.


  • About the 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.

  • About the nationality:-

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 submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. Short-term Visiting Scholarship, tenable for 3-6 months, and Post-doctoral Fellowship, tenable for 2 years.

  1. Coverage:-

-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.

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

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.

The deadline for applications is 15 September.

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