(MENAFN - Media Out Reach) Over 100 World-Class and Funded PhD Scholarships Available at Academia Sinica, Taiwan
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - November 16,
2018 -Looking for an exceptional PhD program to accelerate your academic career? Academia Sinica , the
preeminent research institution in Taiwan, announces that its Taiwan International
Graduate Program (TIGP) 2019 fall semester is now open to applications around the world from now on to
January 31st 2019. TIGP provides 12
interdisciplinary and funded programs ranging from physical sciences, life
sciences to social sciences and the humanities.
In order to continuously
attract the top academic talents, TIGP provides
superior scientific training coupled with cutting-edge facilities and leading
technologies to ensure its PhD candidates are well supported both academically
and socially. All PhD programs are conducted in English so that candidates can
be fully engaged in the learning and discovery process. Further, the program
works very closely with Taiwan's leading universities to make certain
candidates have access to the best minds in their chosen field.
importantly, once admitted, TIGP offers students a monthly stipend of NTD $34,000 (about USD $1,100) for the first
year. For students who perform well, this stipend will be extended in the 2nd and the 3rd year. In
subsequent years, financial support will come from the thesis advisor.
Additionally, every year, TIGP also holds Travel
Grant Award for encouraging students to join competitive global symposiums as
well as several Distinguished Lectures inviting academic and entrepreneurial
masters including Nobel Laureates. To facilitate first-year students' quicker
adaptation to local environments, TIGP provides them with free Mandarin language courses at the entry level, and a convenient and
affordable fully-furnished dormitory. Furthermore, through Academia Sinica 's
substantial connections with first-rate institutions around the world, TIGP is able to make arrangements for students to
visit and conduct research in renowned laboratories.
interdisciplinary programs within TIGP are in cooperation with 10 top domestic universities, which include: (1) Chemical Biology and Molecular
Biophysics ; (2) Molecular
Science and Technology ; (3) Molecular and Biological
Agricultural Sciences ; (4) Molecular and Cell Biology ; (5) Bioinformatics ; (6) Nano Science and Technology ; (7) Molecular Medicine ; (8) Earth System Science ; (9) Biodiversity ; (10) Interdisciplinary
Neuroscience ; (11) Sustainable Chemical Science
and Technology , and (12) Social Networks and
Human-Centered Computing . The application deadline is the 31st of
January, 2019, and no application fee is required.
During the current academic year, there are over 630 students from 45
countries, making TIGP a truly
international community. To date, more than 350 students completed TIGP 's rigorous requirements and obtained PhD
degrees. For many years, TIGP students
have published about 1,050 research papers in top scholarly journals, and many
alumni also have taken up teaching or research positions in world-renowned
universities and academic institutions.
What's more, TIGP graduates have
been proved sufficiently qualified to contribute their expertise in industry.
Many of them are now working in well-known companies around the world and
Taiwan, such as Samsung and TSMC. Last but not least, Academia Sinica has
recently launched its National
Biotechnology Research Park as a biotech industry corridor linking
Taiwan to the global market. Right next to TIGP 's campus,
prospectively, the park should become a bridging platform for students to have
more multidisciplinary research collaboration and occupational opportunities in
the near future.
TIGP , started in
2002, is a joint-effort between Academia Sinica and top
research-leading universities in Taiwan. TIGP integrates
first-class facilities with
outstanding faculty to offer interdisciplinary PhD programs across a wide range of disciplines. All courses are conducted in English. After
completing the graduation requirements, students receive certificates from Academia Sinica and degrees
from the partner universities.
About Academia Sinica
Founded and funded by the Taiwan government in 1928, Academia Sinica has been a
historically global leading research institution as well as the national
academy of sciences and the policy think tank. Academia Sinica 's 7 current
Academicians and 9 Honorary Academicians are Nobel Laureates, and about 1,000 research fellows and specialists are affiliated with 31
research institutes on campus. To expand its substantial research link to top
institutes globally, Academia Sinica has also established over 50 overseas and domestic research sites. Several
recent research highlights include: cellular and molecular imaging, novel mass
spectrometry technologies, cancer vaccines and new drugs, structural biology,
chemical dynamics, Alzheimer's disease research, ALMA-Taiwan Project, and
Taiwan earthquakes research.
is entirely free of charge through TIGP online system . More
importantly, the deadline for completing and submitting your application is on
31 January 2019.
questions, please visit the TIGP official website or contact
the TIGP Admission
Office at: .