ERCCT Fellowship 2016: Call for Applications

Posted on Apr, 04 2016

The ERCCT Fellwoship 2016 programme is now open for applications! We award this Research Fellowship from Ocober 2016 for a talented and highly qualified postgraduate (doctoral candidate or postdoc) from Europe, or Taiwanese postdoc based in Europe, who specialises in the fields of Taiwanese politics, society, law, economics, or cross-strait relations.  

The Research Fellowship is granted by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and will initially run for two years and – for Ph.D. students – can be extended by another year after a successful evaluation of the grantee's research progress by the ERCCT’s Fellowship Committee. For postdoctoral fellows only a two years’ grant is possible. 

Applicants must be European doctoral students or European postdocs based at European or Taiwanese universities or Taiwanese postdocs based in Europe, and should apply with a project that is at an early stage. Applicants whose research is in a more advanced state, i.e. who have been working on their project for more than one year, are not eligible to apply. 

The successful grantee automatically becomes a CCKF-ERCCT Research Fellow. She or he is required to stay at the CCKF-ERCCT for at least one year to take part in its programme and activities and to spend a substantial time in Taiwan for fieldwork where she or he will be hosted by one of the CCKF-ERCCT partner institutions. German language skills are not mandatory.

The fellowship comprises a monthly grant of 1000 Euro and expenses for a round trip air ticket to Taiwan (up to 1,200 Euro).

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, CV and copies of your academic degrees in addition to a research proposal of no more than 10 pages which describes your project and highlights its academic relevance. A bibliography containing recent publications most relevant to your specific research field (not more than 50 titles) should be added to the proposal. 

The CCKF-ERCCT Fellowship 2016 is granted starting October, 2016, the position can be taken up until mid-November. Application deadline is May 31st, 2016. After a revision of each application by members of the CCKF-ERCCT Advisory Board and a final decision by the CCKF-ERCCT fellowship committee, applicants will be informed about the results no later than the end of July. 


All applications should be directed by e-mail, to: 

Mr. Stefan Braig 

CCKF-ERCCT Managing Director 

Keplerstrasse 2 

72074 Tübingen