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2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program and Fellowship for OAU Lecturers


The 2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program is open to OAU lecturers to benefit from next year's Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) research grant program. The program is for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies in your university, to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institution in Taiwan.

The research is expected to focus on Taiwan or Chinese for a period of one to twelve months, with CCS providing assistance with research institutions, and the use of CCS facilities, etc. In addition, the researcher is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan and monthly research subsidy at the beginning of each month, divided into four levels: Professors, associate professor, assistant professor, and doctoral candidate.

The actual amount of the research subsidy is reasonably determined by CCS Advisory Committee.

Interested researchers are to fill out the Application form online, as well as submit a hard copy with their Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publication), researcher plan and letters of recommendation to this office before May 22, 2019. For the online application and additional information for prospective Researchers, please kindly direct them to visit: http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/information.aspx


The yearly Taiwan Fellowship opens in May for OAU staff and other qualified academicians in Nigeria interested in pursuing researches related to Taiwan.

The fellowship offered by the Ministry of Foreign affair of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is for Scholars and Researchers to conduct advanced research at the universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The application process will begin in May 2019 and close on June 30, 2019. The successful applicant will begin their research in Taiwan in January 2020.

The researches subject should be related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region, and Sinology. Eligible candidates include Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related department of universities, or research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions.

The Taiwan Fellowship welcomes interested Nigerians candidates who are encouraged to log on to http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw to fill out the online application form, before the June 30, 2019 deadline.

The recipient of the Fellowship will benefit as: monthly grants of NT$60,000 about US$2,000 are paid to professors, associate professors, researcher fellows; while assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates are paid NT$50,000 about US$1,650, at the beginning of every month, during the research period expected to last between three to twelve months.

Secondly, a recipient is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan.


Jaiyeola Faith and Areyemi Victor Win CIS Scholarship Award

Jaiyeola Faith and Areyemi Victor Win CIS Scholarship Award

Jaiyeola Faith, is currently a final year student of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She represented the Nigerian Economics student Association (NESA) OAU chapter in the Young analyst debate organized by the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) during the Annual Economics Student Conference (AESC). As the chief speaker, her coherent speaking and thorough understanding of the subject made NESA OAU the winner of the debate and through this achievement, she was offered a scholarship to write the Diploma Exam of the CIS.

Her keen interest in finance and flair for public speaking motivated her to participate in the debate. She also has a penchant for traveling and learning new languages and also likes to read about different countries and learn new words in foreign languages especially French, Spanish and Chinese. In addition, during her spare time, she enjoys watching movies in the genres of adventures and comedy. She is a charismatic and enthusiastic individual, who loves to interact with people and learn new things.

She is currently a campus ambassador for "investment one", [which is the investment arm of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)] and the brand owner of Ziing” an online savings and investment platform. She is also a campus ambassador for the CIS. She is also very much interested in pursuing a career in finance, specifically, investment banking.


Areyemi victor is currently a part four student of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was one of the participants at the young analyst debate organized by the Chartered Institute of Stockbroker (CIS) at the Annual Economics Student conference (AESC) NESA OAU. Being the co-debater, he was able to support the chief speaker in winning the debate for the association (NESA OAU).

He was motivated to participate as a result of his love for public speaking and finance. Aside from finance and public speaking, he has a keen interest in reading, watching movie and analysis of data. He is currently a member of the Association Accounting Technician (AAT) and having the prospect of writing the professional examination of the institute of chartered accountant of Nigeria.

Through his achievement in the debate, he became the ambassador of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and was offered a scholarship to write the institute diploma examination. As a result of his vast aspirations for finance, he would love to practice as a financial analyst in the future.

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