Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology & Ministry of Education Host Overseas Talent Acquisition Seminar

In order to attract outstanding overseas talent to work at Taiwan’s top universities, the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Ministry of Education (MOE) jointly hosted an overseas talent acquisition seminar on April 5th in New York to share more details about the MOST’s Young Scholar Fellowship Program (which includes the Einstein Program and the Columbus Program) and the MOE’s Yushan Project. Young scholars will have the opportunity to meet presidents and heads of R&D divisions from Taiwan’s top national universities. 

The mission of the Einstein Program is to encourage intellectual curiosity and creative thinking among bright young scholars so that they may explore new ideas in any fields they are interested in. Applicants must be under 32 years old and must have obtained a doctoral degree. The Program will subsidize up to 50 fellows per year, with a multi-year budget of up to NTD 5 million (approx. USD 170,000) per fellow per year.

Overview of Programs:

MOST’s Einstein Program: The mission of the Einstein Program is to encourage intellectual curiosity and creative thinking among bright young scholars so that they may explore new ideas in any fields they are interested in. Applicants must be under 32 years old and must have obtained a doctoral degree. The Program will subsidize up to 50 fellows per year, with a multi-year budget of up to NTD 5 million (approx. USD 170,000) per fellow per year.

MOST’s Columbus Program: The goal of the Columbus Program is for outstanding scholars to further develop their ideas and make a lasting impact in their fields. Applicants are encouraged to invest in long-term, innovative projects, while also exchanging ideas and research with foreign research institutes. Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have obtained a doctoral degree. The Program will subsidize up to 30 fellows per year, with a multi-year budget of up to NTD 10 million (approx. USD 340,000) per fellow per year.

MOE’s Yushan Project: Yushan Young Scholars are top international faculty who are newly employed and whose last completed education is within ten years. Candidates must be employed by a university in Taiwan, and the university must apply for the scholarship on their behalf. In addition to their base salary, Yushan Young Scholars will receive a supplemental salary of NTD 1.5 million (approx. USD 50,000) per year for five consecutive years.

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