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MOE Short Term Research Award

The Ministry of Education (MOE) created this award to encourage individuals from foreign countries (excluding mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake short-term research in Taiwan, in the hopes of enhancing their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and of promoting exchanges and cooperation between Taiwan and other countries.

I. Financial asisstance

  • Ph.D. Candidates will receive a monthly research allowance of NT$25,000 and Post Doctoral Fellows will receive a monthly research allowance of NT$40,000.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (The maximum subsidized amount is determined by the MOE.)
  • The terms of fellowship are two to six months.

II. Eligibility

  • Research topics should be related to Taiwan's humanities, social sciences, culture, arts and relevant comparative research (excluding areas relating to science, medicine, engineering, and relevant comparative studies).
  • Each applicant shall:
    • be a doctoral candidate from an overseas university or a postdoctoral research fellow.
    • be neither a Taiwanese national, nor an overseas Taiwanese compatriot.
    • not already be residing, studying (including internships), teaching or doing research in Taiwan.
    • not have received this award within the last five years.
    • not be a recipient of any other R.O.C. government-sponsored cholarship or subsidy.
    • not be an exchange student while receiving this award.

III. Miscellaneous

IV. Application period

  • before the end of September (subject to change).


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