Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) annually offers a number of postdoctoral fellowship for those who want to do research on Taiwan’s Human Rights and democratic development. Scholars from all nations other than Taiwan are welcome to apply. Successful fellows will receive NT$45,000 of monthly stipend which is tenable for maximum one year.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed for scholars who have recently received their PhDs and wish to conduct research to begin their academic careers. Postdoctoral Fellows may reside in Taiwan for up to one year to carry out in-depth research related to Taiwan’s democratic and human rights development. Applicants are encouraged to form relationships with organizations and institutions dealing with democracy and human rights issues based in Taiwan. The TFD hopes that through an active exchange of ideas and expertise, Postdoctoral Fellows may share their experience with Taiwanese academics, practitioners, NGOs, and think tanks to further encourage democracy and human rights in Taiwan and internationally.
Each of the selected candidates will receive benefit of a stipend of NT$45,000 per month, designed to assist with living expenses in Taiwan. In addition, the TFD will reimburse all Postdoctoral Fellows who are outside of Taiwan at the time their fellowships begin for the cost of one round-trip plane ticket to Taiwan. The TFD will offer business cards and limited, shared office space to all Postdoctoral Fellows.
Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in Human Rights and Democracy.
Place of Study/Research
The research may be taken in Taiwan and other countries.
Eligibility and Criteria
The eligible candidates should possess a PhD or equivalent in a field relevant to the proposed project at the time of application. Applicants may have received their PhD up to seven years prior to applying. When submitting an application for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, please remember that in making its final decision, the TFD considers the relevance of the proposed research topic to the mission of the TFD, the potential contributions that the research can make to the field of human rights or democracy, and the experience and qualifications of the applicant. As the Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed for foreign scholars, Taiwanese citizens are not eligible to apply.
Foreign scholars are welcome to apply.
All applicants are required to fill out a complete application form, which can be downloaded from application link below. In addition to this application form, all Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants must submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, as well as two letters of recommendation.
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