EACOA Fellowship Program The 2012 East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA)Fellowship Program(Nov.27, 2011)Introduction To promote East Asian regional astronomy research cooperation, the East Asian Core Observatory Association (EACOA) encourages and supports highly qualified young researchers from all over the world to come and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at the EACOA member institutes.The EACOA Fellowships are research fellowships at the postdoctoral level. EACOA Fellowship grant is awarded to support an individual Fellow’s research program. Fellows are expected to work full-time on their research programs, and to be in residence in at least two EACOA member Institutions during the period of the Fellowship appointment. Eligibility Requirements
Duration of Fellowships The EACOA Fellowship is a 3–year appointment, subject to annual review and renewable for an additional 2 years, up to a total of 5-years.Renewals for the fourth and fifth years will be based on a review of the annual report, but will require demonstration of significant research accomplishments.Renewal requests will be reviewed by the EACOA Fellowship Program committee and are subject to availability of EACOA funds and approval by the EACOA Directors’ Council. Host Institutions The EACOA Fellows are free to select at least two host institutions from the EACOA member institutions, in which to carry out their research. Also, the EACOA Fellow must spend at least one year at one institute.Application Procedure Applicants should obtain the current issue of the Fellowship Announcement from the EACOA web site (http://www-irc.mtk.nao.ac.jp/~fumi/EACOA-E/index.php?Fellow). Applications should be submitted by on-line through the on-line submission site: https://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~EACOA/postdoc/application.phpThe EACOA Secretariat Office cannot entertain requests for waivers of the eligibility requirements and other conditions, listed in the Fellowship Announcement, and will not respond to such requests.All application documents must be received by March 31, 2012, at the latest. Application Documents Please combine all of the following application documents (1~5) - A4 in size in pdf format - into one file and should be submitted through the on-line submission site: https://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~EACOA/postdoc/application.php
In addition to the above, applicants are also requested to arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the online application system. For the procedure, please see https://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~EACOA/postdoc/application.php Screening & Notification of the Result of Application
Stipend The following financial support is provided to successful applicants. No support to his/her family or dependents is available. Fellowships are provided for successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities at the host institutes. Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons or other items.
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