CAS visiting scholarship for scholars from developing countries

Dear Asian G-WADI members,

Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) visitor scholarship is available for all our Asian G-WADI member countries.  This scholarship is specially to support scholars from developing countries to have a short-term collaborative work with CAS member institutes (including Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI/CAS), which is the host institute of secretariat of Asian G-WADI).

To apply this scholarship, below steps are advised,

  1. Contact a professor of CAS (Chinese partner) to express the interest and find out a potential collaborative research subject. (Asian G-WADI members of  interest could contact Professor Xin Li ( and Professor Zhuotong Nan ( of CAREERI/CAS)
  2. Fill up Application forms, which include a recommendation form in Chinese to be completed by the Chinese professor and an application form in English to be completed and signed by the applicant)
  3. Prepare necessary materials including passport copy, CV, copy of  Ph.D degree diploma attained, and publications in late 5 years.
  4. The Chinese partner should fill up other necessary paperwork and then submit to the CAS .

Scholarship types,

  • A. Postdoctor fellowship, two years.
  • B. Short-term visiting scholar, 3-6 months.


  • Type A, same as national postdoctor admission requirements. With Ph.D degree, usually younger than 40 years old
  • Type B, with Ph.D degree, over 5 years working experience, outstanding in his/her own field.


  • Postdoctor, 150 thousand RMB (Chinese Yuan) per year, plus 15 thousand RMB for an international roundtrip
  • Short-term visiting scholar, 22 thousand RMB per month, plus 15 thousand RMB for an international roundtrip

Important dates,

  • Start date, March 25, 2013
  • Due date, April 12, 2013

The doc file, including the recommendation form in Chinese and the application form in English, is attached for reference.

recomm_appli_forms_chs_en (Word, 28KB)

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