Over 100 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Available in Taiwan’s Preeminent Academic Institution – Academia Sinica

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -�Media OutReach�- 1 November 2019 -�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@AS) 2020 fall
semester is now open to applications around the world from now on to February 1st
2020. TIGP@AS 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@AS 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@AS 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@AS 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@AS 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@AS is able to make
arrangements for students to visit and conduct research in renowned

The 12
interdisciplinary programs within TIGP@AS 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 1st of February 2020, and no
application fee is required.

During the current academic year, there are over 591 students from 47
countries, making TIGP@AS a truly international community. To date,
more than 434 students completed TIGP@AS's rigorous
requirements and obtained PhD degrees. For many years, TIGP@AS 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@AS 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@AS'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@AS, 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. TIGP
also periodically accept applications to funded International Internship Program which provides opportunity for young talents to
experience Academia Sinica's research environment.

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@AS online system. More importantly, the deadline for
completing and submitting your application is on February 1st 2020.

For any
questions, please visit the
TIGP@AS official website or contact
TIGP@AS Admission Office at: [email protected].

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