New Initiatives to Deepen Cooperation with the Developing World
Two ambitious programmes have recently been initiated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to enhance and deepen scientific & educational cooperation with developing countries. They are:
2. CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries Programme is designed to enhance scientific cooperation between CAS-affiliated research institutions (Please see: http://english.cas.cn/CASI/ for CAS institutes; http://www.ustc.edu.cn/ for USTC, and http://english.ucas.ac.cn/Pages/default.aspx for UCAS) and academic institutions in developing countries, enabling awardees to participate in the scientific research programs of the CAS-affiliated institutions or to conduct collaborative research projects agreed upon by a host institution of CAS.
For Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A)
For Post-doctoral Fellowship (Category B)
In addition, an economy-class round-trip international airfare (RMB 15,000 at the maximum) following the most direct route between the airport nearest to the awardee¡¯s residence and that nearest to the host institution will be provided by the Programme through the host institution.
Applicants for Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A) must meet all of the above-mentioned criteria, and in the meantime, hold a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience.
Application Forms (see Attachment) must be completed and submitted in duplicates in English, along with a completed Recommendation Form completed, signed and sealed by the host institution of CAS) or a recommendation letter signed by the director of an identified international strategic partner institution. In the latter case, an official acceptance letter from the host institution affiliated with CAS is required.
A copy of the applicant¡¯s Curriculum Vita and photocopies of official documents certifying the education qualifications and awards (if any) of the applicant should be submitted as Appendixes to the Application Form.
All applications should be mailed by post in sealed envelopes to the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS.
Only applications submitted by the host institution or CAS-identified international partner institution are acceptable. Applications submitted directly by the applicants will NOT be accepted.
Dr. Ru Zhitao
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