Fully Funded PhD Fellowship from Taiwan Foundation for Democracy 2020

Fully Funded PhD Fellowship from Taiwan Foundation for Democracy 2020

Chine 15 oct. 2020
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

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Organisation à but non lucratif
Pays hôte
Date limite
15 oct. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is offering the Dissertation Fellowship for international visiting fellows. The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy seeks to promote an understanding of Taiwan’s democracy and human rights development among the future generation of scholars and practitioners. To this end, Dissertation Fellows may reside in Taiwan for up to one year to carry out in-depth, relevant research. Applicants are encouraged to form relationships with organizations and institutions dealing with democracy and human rights issues based in Taiwan. The TFD hopes that through an active exchange of ideas and expertise, Dissertation Fellows may share their experience with Taiwanese academics, practitioners, NGOs, and think tanks to further encourage democracy and human rights in Taiwan and internationally.


At the time of application, Dissertation Fellowship applicants should be enrolled in a full-time PhD program or equivalent in a field relevant to their proposed research. They should also have completed all the requirements for their PhD, except for the dissertation. When submitting an application for a Dissertation Fellowship, the TFD considers the relevance of the proposed research topic to the mission of the TFD, the potential contributions that the research can make to the field of democracy and human rights, and the experience and qualifications of the applicant. As the Dissertation Fellowship is designed for foreign scholars, Taiwanese citizens are not eligible to apply.

Financial Support:

The TFD awards all Dissertation Fellows with a stipend of NT$40,000 – NT$45,000 per month to assist with living expenses in Taiwan, according to the evaluation of the foundations' reviewers. In addition, the TFD will reimburse all Dissertation Fellows who are outside of Taiwan at the time their fellowships begin for the cost of one round-trip plane ticket to Taiwan. The TFD offers business cards and limited, shared office space for all Dissertation Fellows. 

Fellow's Obligations:

Once an applicant’s application has been reviewed, the TFD may contact the applicant to arrange a time to conduct a phone interview if necessary. While in Taiwan, Dissertation Fellows are required to submit a progress report to the TFD every two months. Progress reports must be submitted in writing on a form provided by the TFD, although additional oral presentations at the TFD are allowed. All Dissertation Fellows are expected to give a final, public presentation at the TFD and must submit a final report in writing by the end of the fellowship. In addition, all Dissertation Fellows must submit a copy of their dissertation to the TFD upon its completion. Dissertation Fellows are expected to consult with TFD staff about any major changes in their research plans and to update the TFD staff regarding any travel plans during their fellowships. The TFD also encourages Dissertation Fellows to acknowledge the TFD’s support in their publications that result from their fellowship research whenever appropriate.

About Taiwan Foundation for Democracy:

With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all major political parties, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) was established in 2003. Its basic purposes are to further consolidate Taiwan’s progress in democracy and human rights, as well as to demonstrate appreciation for all the assistance Taiwan received from the international community during their democratization.

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