Short Term Research Award




On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (TAIWAN), we are pleased to announce that the SHORT TERM RESEARCH AWARD (STRA) PROGRAM is now accepting application for the year of 2017.

The newly established STRA program will allow International Ph.D. candidates with ABD status (All But Dissertation) or Post Doctoral fellows to undertake short term 2 to 6 months research in Taiwan, aiming to augment academic research of Taiwanese culture and society while promoting mutual appreciation between Taiwan and the international community. They can have better understanding of Taiwan culture and society and help promote bilateral academic exchange in the future.

Candidates that intend to apply for such program for the period of March 1st to December 31st, next year can do so now by submitting applications before September 30th  this year, directly to universities in Taiwan or Ministry of Education (MOE) affiliated research institutes, such as the Center for Chinese Studies and the National Academy for the Educational Research Preparatory Office. Final selection results will be announced and notified by the Ministry of Education before January  31st next year.


NTD25,000/Month for doctoral students

NTD40,000/Month for post-doctoral researchers

Round-trip flight tickets

Contact: host university to submit to Ministry of Education in Taiwan

For more details regarding eligibility, selection procedure, benefits, etc., please refer to the program introduction. Program introduction, application form as well as a list of possible research institutions in Taiwan prepared by my office, can be accessed by clicking the following links:

Program Guidelines  (in Chinese only)

  Application Forms

List of possible research institutions (for reference)