TWAS-CAS Visiting Scholar Fellowships in natural sciences are tenable for minimum period of one to a maximum of three months at the research institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.nternational travel (return economy class by the shortest route) and visa expenses will be covered by TWAS. CAS will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. Only emergency medical aid will be available, if necessary. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Applicants must be affiliated with a university or research centre in their home country.TWAS shall be entitled to a repayment of all or part of any funds paid to an applicant hereunder, in the event that the applicant intentionally or negligently fails to fulfil any or all of the present conditions. The applicant agrees to pay any reasonable legal and/or collection costs incurred by TWAS to obtain the repayment.
Applicants for these Fellowships must meet the following criteria: -be a maximum age of 55 years on 31 December of the application year; -be nationals of a developing country (other than China); – must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in China or any developed country; – hold a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences and a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience; -be accepted at a CAS-listed institution participating in the scheme and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter, page 3) to this effect; – and provide evidence of proficiency in English or Chinese