The Academia Sinica headquartered in the Nangang District of Taipei, is the national academy of Taiwan. It supports research activities in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathematical and physical sciences, to life sciences, and to humanities and social sciences.
In 2002, Dr. Sunney I. Chan, former Vice President of Academia Sinica, with the support of former Academia Sinica President Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee, and former Minister of Education Dr. Ovid J.-L. Tzeng sowed the first seeds of the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in Academia Sinica. They envisioned a program through which young scholars could start their research/academic career in the best possible environment and be transformed into future leaders.
Who can apply: The TIGP-IIP welcomes applications from overseas candidates of the following status:
- Undergraduate students who will have been conferred a BE/B.Tech/B.Sc/BS degree by August 2018.
- Students pursuing a Master’s degree and holding a degree.
- Individuals holding a Bachelor or Master’s degree (student’s pursuing a PhD degree are not eligible for this category).
Research Areas: Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing, Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology, Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Science and Technology, Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences, Bioinformatics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Earth System Science, Molecular Medicine and Nano Science and Technology.
You can check the list of the faculties who are recruiting in 2017 in the online application and their research interests by checking their profiles on the department’s page.
Location: Academia Sinica, Taiwan or Partner University.
Duration: 2 months between May and August 2017.
Stipend: TIGP and the hosting PI will together offer NTD 30,000/month-tax free (~ USD 1000) for two months. (TIGP will provide a monthly stipend of NTD 20,000/months and the sponsoring faculty will provide additional monthly stipend of NTD 10,000/ month).
In addition, half of the one way airfare at economy class will be provided to participating interns upon completion of the training program.
The last date to apply this year is February 28, 2017.
You can check the results of 2016 here. This list will give you an idea of how many and from which country were the students selected. In last few/previous years many Indian students have been selected which makes this internship program worth applying!
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