Applications are invited for Peking University Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship for young researchers to conduct research in diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, management, engineering and education. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral degree programme.

Eligible Nationalities: Researchers of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their PhD no more than three years prior to the deadlines of the corresponding calls, as are instructed below. Researchers holding a tenure or tenure-track faculty position are not eligible to apply.

Selection is based on the academic excellence of the applicant, the quality of the proposed research project, compelling demonstration of the anticipated synergy of the proposed research project and the host institution, and the commitment of postdoctoral supervisor at Peking University. The excellent research proposal should include information on how the project will benefit from the research environments of Peking University.

Method of Application: The applicants must identify one faculty member at Peking University who will serve as a postdoctoral supervisor and get his/her written endorsement (Information about postdoc supervisors at Peking University could be found at schools, departments, institutes or centers by visiting. The number of the fellowships is limited to no more than 200 for 2018 academic year and will be awarded through two rounds of application and selection in 2018. No more than 140 fellowships will be awarded for the first round and no more than 60 fellowships will be awarded for the second round.

All application documents must be prepared in Chinese or English and include the following:

  1. Application Form of Peking University Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship (see attachment 1);
  2. Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor), the letters can be sent to the corresponding coordinators (see attachment 2) directly if the referees prefer;
  3. One explicit endorsement letter by the postdoc supervisor at Peking University including detailed information on the added value for the research project and a clear statement of commitment regarding the physical and intellectual research environment that the supervisor will provide to the fellow;

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2018