I. The Guidelines for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows [hence Guidelines] have been drafted to enable the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) to assist new scholars with a doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences in conducting research, publication, and expanding academic networking.

II. In accordance with the Guidelines for the Recruitment of Visiting Science and Technology Personnel with Subsidies from the Ministry of Science and Technology, post-doctoral research fellows shall work exclusively with RIHSS. Additional job, such as lecturing, need to be approved by National Taiwan University and RIHSS in advance.

III. Term Employment Period:
After acceptance, Post-Doctoral Research Fellows need to report to RIHSS in person to initiate the term of employment. The duration of the employment is one year, unless otherwise specified in the announcement and contract.

IV. Eligibility:
Taiwanese nationals (Republic of China citizens), foreign nationals, and Hong Kong and Macao residents who have a domestic or international doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences or a related field. The fields and the position number each year shall be announced on the RIHSS website.

V.  The post-doctoral research fellows shall work in the designated place at RIHSS. Scope of work:

  1.  Research and publish
  2.  Plan and organize academic events and help establishing international collaboration networks
  3.  Assist and participate in RIHSS activities and events
  4.  Give academic lectures in public

VI. Review procedure:

In accordance with the Guidelines for the Recruitment of Visiting Science and Technology Personnel with Subsidies from the Ministry of Science and Technology, RIHSS will invite experts and scholars in related fields to review the application. After approval, RIHSS will apply for funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

VII. Evaluation:

  1. A work report shall be submitted every three months. 
  2. A final research work report shall be submitted within one month after the end of the employment. The report shall specify research outputs, paper submissions, and publications, and be submitted to the Ministry of Science and Technology by RIHSS for the record.
  3. The research outputs during the employment period, including journal articles, conference papers, books or chapters, working papers and reports, shall be noted in the acknowledgement with following statement: “This paper was supported by Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.”


VIII. Research resources:

  1. The RIHSS provides office space, computers facilities, and access to academic resources of National Taiwan University Library. The office space, facilities, and resources shall be returned after the termination of employment.
  2. In accordance with relevant regulations, RIHSS may subsidize the following items after application and approval: article/book editing fee (limited to foreign language manuscripts), submission fee, publication fee, domestic conference expenses, consulting fee, research ethics review fee, expenses of attending international conferences, and other related expenses.
  3. RIHSS may subsidize expenses of academic events organized by post-doctoral research fellows after application and approval.


IX. The post-doctoral research fellows shall follow the attendance and other regulations of National Taiwan University and RIHSS.

X. The Guidelines are effective upon the announcement after the approval of RIHSS Executive Committee.

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