Friday, May 25, 2018

Talented Young Scientist Program

1. Background and Objectives

The Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP hereinafter) supports talented young scientists, scholars and researchers from Afro-Asian countries to work in Chinese research institutes, universities or enterprises. TYSP aims to promote communication among Afro-Asian science and technology talents, nurture young science and technology leaders, and foster long-term international cooperation among research institutes, universities and enterprises in Afro-Asian countries.

2. Requirements for Applicants

1) Foreign citizens holding the nationality of Afro-Asian countries (Japan, Singapore, Israel, and Countries in Central Asia are not included);
2) Under the age of 45(for Korean scientists, the age limit is 40);
3) Five years of research experience or with a doctoral degree (for Korean scientists, a doctoral degree is required);
4) Fluency in English or Chinese mandarin;
5) In good state of health;
6) Undertake to work full-time in China;
7) Undertake to comply with laws, regulations and other related rules in China.

3. Financial Support

1) Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST hereinafter) will provide each scientist with RMB ¥12500 per month for accommodation, insurance and other living expenditure during the program.
2) The funding will be allocated to the Chinese host institutes.

4. How to apply

1) MOST will announce the vacancies to the Afro-asian countries' national sci-tech authorities. The vacancies will also be posted on the official website of MOST (;
2) Scientists who are interested in particular vacancies shall contact the corresponding Chinese host institutes to apply for acceptance (Each scientist is only allowed to apply for one vacancy.). The institutes will issue the Letter of Consent (Attachment 3 on the website) to suitable applicants;
3) Eligible applicants (those who receive the letter of consent from the host institutes) shall deliver the paper copy of the finished Application Form (Attachment 4) and the Letter of Consent (Attachment 3) issued by the host institutes to their sci-tech authorities.
4) The sci-tech authorities shall collect the materials and issue the Recommendation Letter (Attachment 5) to the applicants.
5) The sci-tech authorities shall send the collected materials of all the applicants including the Application Form, the Letter of Consent and the Recommendation Letter to the required address by MOST to apply for the funding;
6) Based on comprehensive evaluation of the application materials, MOST will screen the applicants and decide the finalists. MOST will issue the Letter of Confirmation (Attachment 6) to those selected candidates. The letter will be delivered to the applicants by their national sci-tech authorities;
7) Host institutes will sign the Employment Agreement with the selected candidates (Attachment 8);
8) Please contact the host institutes for the required documents of visa application and border entry.
9) Please refer to Attachment 9 in Section 7 Appendixes for the list of available vacancies.

5. Contacts

Mailing Address:
54 Sanlihe Road Beijing 100045. China P.O. Box 2143, Beijing
For inquiry, please contact:
Ms. Li Chen
China Science and Technology Exchange Center
Mr. Teng Hongsheng
China Science and Technology Exchange Center
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