To apply for the Taiwan-USC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, candidates must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 20, 2015 and must have completed their doctoral degree by July 19, 2018. The degree must come from a Taiwanese institution. Taiwanese nationals who have received degrees elsewhere are also eligible to apply.
The USC online application will be available here on June 11, 2018.
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.
- A cover letter addressed to their proposed host school, department, and/or faculty. To view a list of recruiting faculty and departments, click here. Applicants are not limited to this listing and are encouraged to explore, match their research interests, and connect with faculty and departments by visiting the academic portal for USC.
- A detailed research statement describing their research objectives and timeline
- 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.
Applicants are also required to complete and submit an application with the Ministry of Education.