The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) aims to have International Visiting Fellows establish contact and network with Taiwan’s related non-governmental organizations, to encourage the development of cooperative international projects, and to support research and writing of those working in the field of democracy assistance.
Every year, a select number of International Visiting Fellows may stay in Taiwan to complete an independent research project for up to one year.
The important goal of the TFD is to encourage the building of relationships between organizations, institutions, and individuals working for democracy and human rights issues worldwide. The TFD believes that through an active exchange of ideas and expertise between academics and practitioners, NGOs and academic institutes, democracy and human rights can be strongly promoted not only in Taiwan but internationally as well.
As the International Visiting Fellowship is designed to provide well-established scholars or experts with the opportunity to study Taiwan’s democracy and human rights, Taiwanese citizens are not eligible to apply.
- The TFD awards all International Visiting Fellows with a stipend of NT$45,000 – NT$ 55,000 per month to assist with living expenses in Taiwan, according to the evaluation of our reviewers. In addition, the TFD will reimburse all International Visiting Fellows who are outside of Taiwan at the time their fellowships begin for the cost of one round-trip plane ticket to Taiwan. The TFD will provide business cards for all International Visiting Fellows and will provide limited, shared office space.
- The International Visiting Fellowship is geared towards well-established scholars or experts devoted to the promotion and building of democracy and human rights. When submitting an application for an International Visiting Fellowship, please remember that in making its decision, the TFD considers the relevance of the proposed research topic to the mission of the TFD, the potential contributions that the research can make to the field of human rights or democracy, and the experience and qualifications of the applicant. As the International Visiting Fellowship is designed for foreign well-established scholars or experts, Taiwanese citizens are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit http://www.tfd.org.tw/opencms/english/fellowships/international/