Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Fellowships



The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy offers several different types of fellowships to scholars and practicioners from outside Taiwan who wish to pursue reserach related to Taiwan's democracy and human rights.

TFD Fellows may reside in Taiwan for up to one year to conduct research topics of their own choice that are related to Taiwan’s democracy and human rights. There is no minimum length for fellowships, but please remember that all Fellows are responsible for completing their projects successfully within the time allotted to them. Please also note that all fellowships must end in or before December of the same calendar year in which they begin. No fellowships may span 31 December / 1 January.

The TFD wil provide, amongst others, a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses, a reimbursement for a round-trip ticket, shared office space, access to the TFD's collection of research materials and network of scholars. 


There are  4 different types of fellowship, depending on the profile of the applicant:

  • Dissertation Fellowships, for PhD candidates writing their thesis
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships, for those who have recently received their PhD
  • Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellowships, for those who want to be involved in democracy and human rights projects in Taiwan
  • International Visiting Fellowships, for experienced democracy and human rights practicioners

More information?

More information can be found on the website of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

Contact Hasselt University?

E-mail ellen.vancutsem@uhasselt.be

Tel. +3211268995

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