Taiwan Fellowships for Research on Taiwan, Mainland China, the Asia-Pacific Region and Chinese Studies

OFA Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Up to now, there have been 808 scholars from 74 countries being accepted by this program. MOFA Taiwan Fellowship, echoing the APEC Scholarship Initiative, provides 12 Chinese Taipei APEC Fellowship openings per year exclusively for scholars and experts from developing APEC economies.  The application process will begin in May 2018, and recipients will begin their research in Taiwan in January 2019.

The terms of fellowship are 3 to 12 months.

Financial assistance

  • Monthly grants are paid at the beginning of every month.
    • a. Professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows: NT$60,000.
    • b. Assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates: NT$50,000.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (The subsidy will be decided by MOFA in accordance with the relevant regulations).
  • Accident insurance (plus a medical insurance for accidental injuries) coverage of NT$1 million.


Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.


  • Fellowship administrator: Center for Chinese Studies at National Central Library.
  • The year of 2018 online application period will be from May 1 to June 30, 2018.
  • Contact person: Ms. Aurora Lee / Tel: +886-2-2361-9132 #317 / Fax: +886-2-2371-2126
Application date
30 Jun 2018
3-12 months
Asia Taiwan
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History 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
Junior: NT$ 50.000/month; senior: NT$ 60.000/month + travel subsidy