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Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize

The Académie des sciences - Institut de France and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan award a Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize every year to a team of French and Taiwanese researchers for their contribution to scientific research of interest to both regions. The laureates are expected to foster scientific exchange between the two regions, for example, by organizing conferences and symposia.

The amount of the Prize is 38,200 €.

The 2017 call will be opened to all research fields

Terms and conditions

Applications are open to all French and Taiwanese researchers but priority will be given to researchers involved in international collaborations between the two regions.

Awarding of the Prize

The Prize will be awarded during the « séance solennelle » on November 21st 2017 at Académie des sciences. The laureates will be invited to the ceremony and the cocktail co-organized in Paris by the Académie des sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Internal Rules of Committee of the France-Taiwan Prize

Committee Members

for the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

  • the Minister of MOST or his delegate
  • a Deputy Minister of MOST (in charge of academic affairs)
  • at least three members of Academia Sinica

for the Académie des sciences

  • the President of Académie des sciences or his/her delegate
  • the two Permanent Secretaries of Académie des sciences or their delegates
  • at least two members of Académie des sciences

Venue and date of Committee meeting

The Committee of 2017 Prize will meet on September 15th 2017 in Taipei. The meeting is organized by at least three members of the Taiwanese representatives and three members belonging to the Académie des sciences.


The President of the Committee in Taipei is the Head of the Taiwanese representatives, and in Paris the Head of the French representatives. The quorum is three members for each side; each member can designate a proxy. The result is set by a two-thirds majority of the attending or delegate members.

Deliberation results

Results will be announced on September 26th 2017.

Application date
30 Jun 2017
Asia Taiwan Europe France Paris Île-de-France
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
€ 38.200