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Summer Program in Taiwan 2010 for Spanish Graduate Students



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Summer Program in Taiwan 2010

for Spanish Graduate Students






In order to promote a further collaboration with Spanish Education and Research authorities, the National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) intends to provide 10 Spanish graduate students - PhD or Master students in science and social sciences and humanities - of first-hand research experience in Taiwan, an introduction to its science and technology policy infrastructure, and orientation to the culture and language.


The goals of the program are to introduce students to Taiwanese scientific and technological development in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future.



Program history


The Summer Program in Taiwan for Spanish Graduate Students would be based on the East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) model, which is administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with co-sponsorship by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored in East Asia by Science Ministries in Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. 


The first summer institute began in Japan in 1990, followed by Korea in 1995, Taiwan in 2000, and China in 2003. Canada has joined this program since 2007.

National Science Council has agreed to offer scholarships for Spanish students under this program. 5 Spanish students participated in the program in 2008 and 9 in 2009. 


Content of the Program


NSC takes in charge Spanish students living allowance, organizes visits and researches as well as Chinese language training during the orientation session. Students will receive a living allowance of 50,000 Taiwanese dollars for 2 months, of which 20% of taxes will be deducted (1 euro = NT$ 47.6 in September 2009).


NSC also contracts an university to implement the program. This university organizes visits as well as Chinese language training during the orientation session.


However, the Spanish side would be in charge of the candidate’s selection process. The round-trip air ticket between Spain and Taipei as well as the insurance during the period of staying at Taipei should be taken in charge by the candidate.





The candidate must:

·       be of Spanish nationality

·       be enrolled as a Master or PhD student in a Spanish university

Priority will be given to candidates having made contact with Taiwanese hosts. Lists of Taiwanese universities as well as professors are available here(doc).





The program will last 8 weeks, from June 28th to August 20th 2010.



Orientation and Research


During the first week, between June 28th and July 2nd 2010, an orientation session provides the participants an introduction to Chinese language, culture, research policy, and other activities. Seven weeks are then spent on research activities at the host institution. Students must imperatively be in Taiwan to attend the orientation week.





Application form is available here(doc).

Deadline for application to the program is February 15, 2010.

Results will be announced by March 31, 2010.



For further information, please contact:


In France:

M. Ko-Shu SUN

Service Sciences et Technologies

Bureau de Representation de Taipei en France

78, rue de l’Universite

75007 Paris

Telephone :

Email : fran01@nsc.gov.tw


In Spain:

Visa Service:

Officina Economica y Cultural de Taipei, Madrid, Epana

Calle Rosario Pino 14-16, Piso 18 Dcha.

28020 Madrid

Tel: 91-5718426

Opening hours: 9:00-14:00


In Taiwan:

Mr. Shen-da Fuh

Department of International Programs

National Science Council

106, section 2, Hoping East Road


Taiwan, R.O.C

Tel: 886-2-2737-7810

Fax: 886-2-2737-7607

Email: sdfuh@nsc.gov.tw



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