Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Fellowship 2020, Taiwan (Funding Available)

MOFA Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Up to now, there have been 934 scholars from 78 countries being accepted by this program. MOFA Taiwan Fellowship, echoing the APEC Scholarship Initiative, provides 12 Chinese Taipei APEC Fellowship openings per year exclusively for scholars and experts from developing APEC economies. MOFA Taiwan Fellowship is open for application in May and June every year and recipients will conduct their research in Taiwan as early as January the next year.


  • Monthly grants are paid at the beginning of every month.
    • a. Professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows: NT$60,000.
    • b. Assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates: NT$50,000.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (The subsidy will be decided by MOFA in accordance with the relevant regulations).
  • The terms of fellowship are 3 to 12 months.
  • Accident insurance (plus a medical insurance for accidental injuries) coverage of NT$1 million.
Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.
How to Apply:
Applicants should first submit an on-line application form and then submit the following documents to the ROC Embassy or Representative Office in or nearest to their country of residence, as appropriate, for preliminary review:
  • Application form;
  • Resume (including a publication list);
  • Research proposal (Three pages in principle using a standard research format); and
  • Two letters of recommendation, or one letter of recommendation and one letter of consent from the chief administrator of their institute. 

How to Apply:

Please visit HERE for applying 

30 June 2020