Taiwan-USC Application


To apply for the Taiwan-USC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 16, 2018, and must have completed their doctoral degree by July 15, 2021. The degree must come from a Taiwanese institution. Taiwanese nationals who have received degrees elsewhere are also eligible to apply.

Suitable research areas include but are not limited to sustainable energy, technology, circular economics, intelligent design and engineering, biomedical and health-related sciences, defense technologies, and biological sciences.

The Application

Applicants will be evaluated by review committees at the University of Southern California and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan based on their academic accomplishments, the merit of their research proposal, and their potential to contribute to global research collaboration. This joint program will accept up to 10 (ten) postdoctoral fellows.

The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $68,000 per year minus the cost of their benefits package. We are currently on Phase 5 of our Roadmap to Return to campus. With COVID cases falling in Los Angeles and vaccinations increasing, fellows selected for this program are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during their postdoctoral appointment.

Applicants are required to submit the following for their USC application:
  • A cover letter addressed to their proposed host school, department, and/or faculty. Applicants are encouraged to explore, match their research interests, and connect with faculty and departments by visiting our recruitment page, the Careers at USC (job category: postdoctoral), and academic portals.
  • A detailed research statement describing their research objectives and timeline
  • CV
  • Two reference letters. Applicants may submit a third letter if desired. Applicants will request the letters through the application portal, and referees will submit their documents electronically.

All USC application documents should be written in English and submitted as PDF files. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all accompanying documents are properly submitted.

Please submit the required applications listed below:

  1. USC Application
  2. Taiwan Ministry of Education Application