Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan to facilitate, encourage and support research collaboration in all areas between research groups in Scotland and Taiwan. This scheme is additional to and complements existing schemes operated at UK level by the Royal Society and the British Academy in London.
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The RSE exchange programme began in 2003 and grants are awarded through a competitive process to support study visits to and from Taiwan. Exchange Programme grants are for short-term visits of one to two weeks duration, the key objectives being to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links, and enable participation in international programmes. Both visitors and hosts abroad should have established contact before submitting an application, either by previous collaboration or by scientific correspondence.

Visits are funded by the terms of agreements with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. The RSE will pay the cost of APEX or equivalent fares plus travel to and from the UK departure point. Local costs will be met by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Eligibility (Additional criteria to those on Exchange Programmes front page)
Applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts letters and humanities.

Applications will be particularly welcome in the following areas:
- Sensors and Imaging and their Applications including Medical Areas.
- Neuroscience.
Closing Date
Please refer to the International Exchange Programme front page for current closing dates for each programme and remember to submit completed application forms and all supporting documentation by the closing date you wish to apply for.

Applications.  Completed applications should be sent, by the appropriate closing date, to:

International Exchange Applications
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5018/5000
Fax: +44 (0)131 240 5024

For candidates wishing to travel to Taiwan, a counter application must also be submitted by the collaborator in Taiwan and must be approved by the MoST.  Candidates should note that this may lengthen the application process and are therefore advised to submit their application to the RSE at least four months before the proposed visit date. 

Applicants from Taiwan wishing to travel to Scotland, should apply in country to:

Cheng-Tung Tao
Program Director
Dept. of International Cooperation and Science Education
Ministry of Science and Technology
Room 2105, 106 Heping E. Rd. Sec. 2
10622 Taipei Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: +886 2 2737 7431
Fax: +886 2 2737 7607


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