The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCKF Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT) at Tübingen University will award a Research Fellowship from August 2015 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 CCKF-ERCCT at Tübingen University was founded in 2008 and has become a CCKF Overseas Center in 2014. Its major objective is to promote and facilitate postgraduate social science research on contemporary Taiwan and scholarly cooperation between Europe and Taiwan (for more information on the ERCCT see www.ercct.uni-tuebingen.de ).
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 2015 is granted starting August, 2015, the position can be taken up until mid-October. Application deadline is May 31st, 2015 . 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