International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program 2018


International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program 2018 (Talent-Introduction Program) Starts Receiving Applications

 I. Project Introduction

The International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program (Talent-Introduction Program) sponsors excellent PhD students from abroad (or from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan of China) and Chinese Mainland PhD students studying abroad to come (return) to China for post-doc research at host institutes in China (hereinafter referred to as “host institutes”).

The sponsorship of the program covers two years, and the researchers shall working in Mainland China no less than 20 months during the two years post-doc project. The funding will be jointly provided by the Office of China Postdoc Council (OCPC) and host institutes: allowances of 200,000 RMB per person per year to be provided by OCPC and matching grant of 100,000 RMB per person per year by host institutes. Individual living expenses, housing allowances, social insurance and round-trip international travel expenses, etc. of the researchers during their stay in China for post-doctoral research will be covered.

The post-doctoral researchers will be subject to management of host institutes following their regulations for post-doctoral fellows.

II. Application Timeline

Individual applications: 19 Oct  to 5 Nov, 2018

Deadline for review and recommendation of host institutes: 12 Nov 2018

III. Eligibility

1. The applicants must be under 35 years old, of good moral character, and in good health for the two years research.

2. The applicants must get their doctors from other countries (or from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan of China) or Chinese doctors in other countries, who have received PhD within the recent three years.

3. The universities where the applicants obtained their doctoral degrees must be among the top 100 universities globally; or, the disciplines of the applicants’ doctoral degrees be among the top 100 disciplines globally. For applicants from countries along the Belt and Road, the universities where the applicants graduated with their doctoral degrees can be among the top 3 universities in their own countries.

4. The applicants may contact mobile post-doctoral research stations or centers  in China on their own and obtain official recommendations from the host institutes of the mobile stations or centers.

5. The applicants must have yielded remarkable research achievements during their doctoral study.

6. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have sufficient proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing of Chinese or English.

As the application procedure starts late this year, all the eligible post-doctoral fellows who will be admitted to postdoc programs after 1 Jan 2018 will be also allowed to apply this round application.

        IV. Application Procedures

From 19 October to 5 November, all applicants can log in the application system for “Exchange Programs Overseas or in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan” on, the official website for post-doctoral programs in China, and apply online as requested in the application guideline. Meanwhile, the applicants need to send the host institutes, by 5 November 2018 (Beijing time), two copies of the Application Form of the International Post-doctoral Exchange Fellowship Program (Talent Introduction Program) along with two copies of bounded supporting documents (A4 and left-bound, with covers and table of contents). Supporting documents include: valid identity document, PhD diploma or certificate of oral defense and certifications for major research and academic achievements listed in the Application Form.

For details, please refer to notices on the official website for post-doctoral programs in China, or consult post-doctoral administration departments at host institutes. 

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