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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/01/2021

GTI Scholarship and Visiting Fellowship Applications are Open Now!


June 1, 2021

The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is a 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to enhancing the relationship between Taiwan and the international community, especially the United States. GTI serves as an incubator for policy research and analysis that approaches Taiwan for its unique political, economic, historical, and cultural context. To this end, GTI is now accepting applications for both its Taiwan Scholarship Program for American researchers and its Visiting Fellowship Program for Taiwanese scholars and activists. The details for each program are listed below. For both programs, the deadline to submit completed applications for both programs is 5 pm (ET) on August 2, 2021.
 

THE GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
The Taiwan Scholarship will fund American researchers to conduct short-term field research in Taiwan. Through this scholarship, GTI hopes to encourage scholars and policy practitioners to pursue research about Taiwan that are informed by their observations and experiences within the island-democracy.

Scholarship recipients will be granted USD $10,000 to support field research in Taiwan for a term of up to one year. Upon awardees’ completion of the field research, they will submit a 10,000 to 15,000-word report of their findings that GTI reserves the right of first refusal to publish. Additionally, awardees may be invited to join as non-resident fellows at GTI so that they can continue building upon their experience to advance greater public understanding about Taiwan and its people.

Eligibility

American researchers and professionals with a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research related, but not limited, to Taiwan’s democratic development, politics, security, international relations, economy, and social changes are welcome to apply. Preference will be given, but not limited, to researchers who have never traveled to Taiwan. Doctoral students conducting dissertation field studies are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that applicants must secure a partner institution in Taiwan prior to departure for Taiwan. Applicants should seek supplementary funding if the Taiwan Scholarship is insufficient.

Application

Please submit the following materials via one email to GTI at scholarships@globaltaiwan.org.
  • Project Proposal: Briefly describe the purpose of the project, identify the local institution(s) and location(s) where the project will be conducted, background and scope of the project, methodology, research questions to be answered, expected outcomes, and significance of the project.
  • Project Timeline: State the starting date, benchmarks for progress, and estimated completion of the project.
  • Budget: Include a narrative explanation of how the scholarship funds will be utilized.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Statement of Interest (one page)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) proposal’s clarity, appropriateness of methodology, investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and to the field of Taiwan study; (3) proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization; (4) proposal’s feasibility; and (5) two letters of recommendation.

Deadline

Scholarship applications must be received by 5 pm (ET) on August 2, 2021. Decisions will be announced in early October. For inquiries, please contact scholarships@globaltaiwan.org.
 

THE GLOBAL TAIWAN INSTITUTE VISITING FELLOWSHIP

GTI is pleased to announce that applications for the GTI Visiting Fellowship are now open. The fellowship will enable a scholar and/or activist from Taiwan to pursue research in Washington, DC. GTI will provide round-trip airfare from Taiwan and a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses for a period up to 3 months. The visiting fellow will be provided a workstation in GTI’s office, attend GTI events in the area, and have the opportunity to engage with US experts and officials.

Eligibility

Taiwanese professionals and researchers with a demonstrated interest in scholarly research and/or activism related, but not limited, to Taiwan’s democracy, economy, and security issues are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applications with well-developed research topics and clear goals for their time in Washington, DC. The fellow will be given a modest stipend of USD $3,000 per month to cover the cost of living.  

Eligibility Requirements  
  • Citizen of Taiwan
  • Holds a Master’s degree and/or higher
  • Has a valid passport (fellows will be responsible for their own travel documents)
  • English-language fluency
Fellowship outline
  • Fellows will be based at GTI for up to 3 months.
  • Fellows will contribute articles to the Global Taiwan Brief and a policy report.
  • Fellows will serve as panelist at a GTI seminar.
  • Fellows will be provided with office space in downtown DC, at GTI headquarters.
  • Fellows will have access to research institutions and proximity to US government officials, academics, and think tanks, by being located in the US.
Application

Please submit the following materials via one email to fellowships@globaltaiwan.org:
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages)
  • Statement of interest in becoming a visiting fellow at the Global Taiwan Institute (one page)
  • Research proposal clearly outlining the fellow’s research focus and reasons why s/he would like to conduct research in DC and with the Global Taiwan Institute
  • 1 writing sample of academic work or policy analysis not to exceed 5 pages
  • 1 Recommendation Letter
Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) proposal’s clarity, appropriateness of methodology, investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and US-Taiwan relations; (3) the proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization; and (4) one letter of recommendation.

Deadline

Fellowship applications must be received by 5 pm (ET) on August 2, 2021. Please send inquiries and applications to fellowships@globaltaiwan.org

 
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