Taiwan-USC Application


To apply for the Taiwan-USC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 16, 2017 and must have completed their doctoral degree by July 15, 2020. 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 the fields of: sustainable energy, technology and 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, merit of their research proposal, and their potential to contribute in 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. They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year.

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 and the academic portal for USC
  • 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

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2020, 2:00 pm PST.