Title of Programme: 2014 Summer Program for Canadian Graduate Students in Taiwan
Host/Provider: This program is co-sponsored the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) and the Department of International Cooperation of the National Science Council (NSC-DOIC) in Taiwan, with the assistance of the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in coordinating the orientation, arranging language courses and in helping participants move to individual universities or research institutes.
Fields of Study: Awards are provided in the field of health research (i.e. biomedical, clinical, health systems services, social cultural, environmental and population health) offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG).
Level (Degree): The awards are available for pursuing graduate (master’s or doctoral) degree level.
Target Applicants: The students of Canada can apply for these awards.
Eligibility/Requirements: Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements for CIHR Grants and Awards regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions. To be eligible for the Summer Program in Taiwan, at the time of application, candidates must:
-be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
-be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at a Canadian institution;
-be pursuing studies in fields that are supported by the mandate of CIHR and that are represented within the potential host institution in Taiwan; and
-have received, advance acceptance/invitation from a potential host researcher in Taiwan.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. A complete application consists of:
-Common CV Module (validated for CIHR) for the candidate
-Official graduate transcripts
-Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
-Reference/recommendation letter from the candidate’s current supervisor
-Reference/recommendation letter from a previous supervisor (if applicable)
-An official letter of advance acceptance/invitation from the host researcher(s) in Taiwan. Letters of advance acceptance/invitation must include the host researcher’s name, division, institution, and email address
-Research Proposal Summary: Describe the proposed research and/or activities that will contribute to increasing collaborative research and exchanges between Canada and Taiwan, in particular: (i) the fit between the candidate’s current research program and the proposed summer project; and (ii) the possibility for future novel collaborative efforts following the summer program between the research environments in Canada and Taiwan. Summaries must: (i) not exceed two pages in length, (ii) include the title, and (iii) be signed by the candidate and the current supervisor
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