2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) in China


2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) in China , and applications are submitted till 15th September 2015 and 31st March 2015. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is offering international fellowship for scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthens their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. The PIFI program is available for four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists (to conduct a lecture tour at CAS for 1-2 weeks), visiting scientists (to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-12 months), postdoctoral researchers (to conduct research at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-2 years) and international PhD students (pursuing PhD degrees at UCAS/USTC or CAS institutes around China).  Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | China

Level: Fellowships are available for scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers (category D fellowship will be available for pursuing PhD degrees at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or CAS institutes around China).


Field(s): 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship is  awarded for research in the following subject areas: Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Information Technological Sciences, Technological Sciences. In addition to this, Education, Nature Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and management science are also eligible for category D

Deadline: 15th September 2015 and 31st March 2015.

Funded By: The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship is targeted for International scientists are eligible for these fellowships (for Category C and D fellowships, applicants must be citizens of a country which has diplomatic relations with China).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship for International PhD Students supports 200 international graduates each year.

Scholarship Duration: The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists supports leading international scientists to conduct a lecture tour at CAS for 1-2 weeks. He or she is also expected to host CAS postdoctoral researchers at CAS expenses at his or her lab for a research stay of 1-3 months. The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Visiting Scientists supports high-caliber international scientists to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-12 months. The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers supports promising young international scientists to conduct research at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-2 years. Category D fellowship will be awarded for a period of one year.

Scholarship covers:  Category A  2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship provides each awardee with a stipend of ?50,000 per week, to cover all expenses for this lecture tour, including a round-trip international airfare, accommodation, meals, transportation and honorarium. Category B fellowship provides a monthly stipend to cover living expenses, health insurance in China, and economy-class round-trip international travel. Awardees of full professor or equivalent title, associate professor or equivalent title and assistant professor or equivalent title will receive stipends of 40,000, 30,000 and 20,000 per month respectively. For Category C, CAS offers an annual salary to postdoctoral researchers to cover living expenses and health insurance in China. Each selected awardee will receive a pre-tax stipend of 200,000 per year. In addition, the fellowship provides an economy-class round-trip international travel. In addition to tuition waivers, Category D fellowship will provide travel support and visa application fees for selected awardee, as well as a monthly allowance to each awardee.

Description

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) offers a package of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”, to support highly-qualified international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers.

The 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship (PIFI) program is available for four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers and international PhD students.


Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists:

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists supports leading international scientists to conduct a lecture tour at CAS for 1-2 weeks.

Each professor is invited to visit at least two CAS-affiliated institutions (research institutes or universities) to lecture and interact with CAS researchers and postgraduate students.

He or she is also expected to host CAS postdoctoral researchers at CAS expenses at his or her lab for a research stay of 1-3 months.

Category B: PIFI for Visiting Scientists:

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Visiting Scientists supports high-caliber international scientists to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-12 months.

The  2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship aims to create or strengthen partnerships between CAS host institutions and the recipients’ home institutions.


Category C: PIFI for Postdoctoral Researchers:

The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers supports promising young international scientists to conduct research at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-2 years.


Category D: PIFI for International PhD Students:

The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship for International PhD Students supports 200 international graduates each year, to pursue their PhD degrees at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or CAS institutes around China.

International students will take regular training courses at UCAS/USTC for about a year and carry out research and dissertation at CAS institutes.

Eligibility

Criteria for 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship :

Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists:

‣ Candidates should be well established and internationally recognized scientists in their respective research fields, having obtained outstanding scientific accomplishment and prestigious international honors, awards or prizes.


Category B: PIFI for Visiting Scientists:

‣ 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship Candidates should have: Academic title of at least assistant professor or equivalent; A record of outstanding scientific accomplishment; Five years’ work experience in a well-known university, research institution or multinational corporation; A collaborative research proposal prepared in cooperation with the CAS host institution.

‣ Successful UK applicants for category B is supported by CAS-Royal Society exchange programs under the “UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund”.


Category C:

‣ PIFI for Postdoctoral Researchers: Candidates should: Be citizens of a country which has diplomatic relations with China;

‣ Hold a PhD in natural or technological sciences;

‣ Be under the age of 40;

‣ Have a recommendation from a CAS host researcher;

‣ Be able to communicate well with the CAS host researcher;

‣ Present a collaborative research proposal prepared in cooperation with the CAS host institution.

‣ Successful UK applicants for category C is supported by CAS-Royal Society exchange programs under the “UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund”.


Category D: PIFI for International PhD Students:

‣ 2015 CAS Presidents Interactional Fellowship Candidates should: Be citizens of a country which has diplomatic relations with China ;

‣ Be under the age of 30;

‣ Have no other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;

‣ Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC;

‣ Hold a Master’s degree before the start of the fellowship period; Have working proficiency in either English or Chinese.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications for categories A, B or C must be submitted through the main host institution affiliated to CAS. Applications submitted by individuals will not be accepted.

‣ Before applying, Identify an appropriate CAS host researcher working as a faculty member at a CAS-affiliated host institution and Work out a short-term visitor’s program or research proposal with the CAS host researcher before completing the application form.

‣ Send your application form and all material to your CAS host researcher and he/she will take responsibility to submit your application via our online application system.

‣ If the applicant intends to cooperate with more than one CAS institution, it is the responsibility of the main host institution to submit the application.


‣ Applications for category D must be accepted by your CAS host supervisor. Application cannot be submitted to both UCAS and USTC at the same time.

‣ Before applying, Identify an eligible host supervisor affiliated with UCAS/USTC universities, schools or CAS institutes, and send him/her an explanatory e-mail together with your CV and research proposal and Please visit UCAS or USTC to get the list of eligible schools/institutes and supervisors.

‣ Visit official website for the online application system.

‣ Each applicant should create his/her own account and follow the instruction to finish the online application.

‣ Please do not send any of your supporting documentations directly to UCAS or USTC Fellowship sub-office. Applicants currently pursuing PhD degrees at any university/institution in China can not apply for the CAS-TWAS President’s fellowship.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date :The deadlines for submitting all material and applications are 15th, September, 2015 (for categories A, B or C) and 31st, March, 2015 (for category D).

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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