The Summer Program in Taiwan provides Canadian graduate students (master’s or doctoral level) with first-hand research experience in an international setting. This two-month summer program offers an exciting opportunity to engage in health research with first-hand research experience in an international setting, while also affording an orientation to Taiwan's culture and language. This program is co-sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) and the Department of International Cooperation of the National Science Council (NSC-DOIC) in Taiwan, with the assistance of the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in coordinating the orientation, arranging language courses and in helping participants move to individual universities or research institutes.
A total of up to 10 awards are available for the 2014 Summer Program in Taiwan. Each award consists of a one-time, non-renewable $5,000 stipend from CIHR-IG. The stipend is intended to reimburse the cost of travel between Canada and Taiwan, and to partially compensate for the loss of summer employment. In addition, NSC-DOIC will support living expenses in the amount of approximately 50,000 TWD (excluding an 18% in tax deduction, i.e. 41,000 TWD after tax deduction)