There are a number of fellowship opportunities available for qualified candidates to come and work at IHEP, each of which comes with a highly competitive funding package. These fellowships are known as the “Talent Programs”, and are available at national, CAS and IHEP level.

IHEP offers “Talent Program” fellowships in the subjects of experimental particle and nuclear physics, theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, nuclear technology, multidisciplinary research, accelerators, neutron physics, and condensed matter physics.

The fellowships offered are:

  1. National “Thousand Talents Program” (long term and short term programs)
  2. National “Thousand Young Talents Program”
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme
  4. Institute of High Energy Physics “Outstanding Talents Program”

 

More details of these fellowships are given below.

 

1 National “Thousand Talents Program” (long term & short term programs)

The “Thousand Talents” Scheme is a national-level scheme aimed at recruiting top-level, well established researchers from outside China. Appointment is at senior or project leader level, with a competitive salary, benefits, and research funding, guaranteed research space, equipment and support to establish a research group, and a one-time lump sum award of 1 million Chinese Yuan.

- Applicants should have a PhD, normally from a university outside China.

- Applicants should have a professorship or equivalent position at a well-regarded university or research institute.

- Other conditions may be required by the program administrator.

For the “Thousand Talents” full time program, the candidate should guarantee that from the second year of the fellowship onwards, he or she will spend at least 9 months each year at IHEP.

For the “Thousand Talents”part time program, the candidate should agree a definite research task with IHEP; the fellowship term is at least 3 years, with the candidate guaranteeing to spend at least 2 months each year at IHEP.

 

2 National “Thousand Young Talents Program”

The “Young Thousand Talents” Scheme for junior researchers is a national-level program aimed at recruiting the best young researchers worldwide. Appointment is at senior or project leader level, with a competitive salary, benefits, personal startup grant, research funding and guarantee of research space and equipment.

- Applicants should have a PhD, from a university outside China, and at least 3 years of research experience outside China after graduation; or, a PhD from a Chinese university and at least 5 years of research experience outside China after graduation.

- Applicants should hold a formal research or teaching position at a well-regarded university, research institute or R&D-oriented company.

- Other conditions may be required by the program administrator.

-Exceptions may be made for extremely well-qualified candidates, including new Ph.D researchers who have made outstanding achievements in their field.

 

3 Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme

This is a CAS fellowship program. Appointment is at senior or project leader level, with a competitive salary, benefits, personal startup grant, research funding and guarantee of research space and equipment.

- Applicants should normally have a PhD and at least 3 years of research experience at a well-regarded university or research institute outside China. For exceptional candidates, the length of research experience can be flexible.

- The application should be made within 5 years of award of the PhD.

- Applicants should have strong research achievements in their field, have potential for innovation, and be able to work well in a team.

 

4 Institute of High Energy Physics “Outstanding Talents Program”

This is an IHEP fellowship program. Appointment is at senior or project leader level, with a competitive salary, benefits, and a startup research grant.

- Applicants should have a PhD and at least 5 years of research experience

- Applicants should hold a postdoctoral research position, assistant professorship or equivalent level position or above.

Exceptions may be made for applicants with strong engineering or technical expertise.

 

For more information about these fellowship programs, contact Ms. Zheng Wenli, Division for Human Resources, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

E-mail: hehl@ihep.ac.cn

Tel: (86)010-88235879              

Fax: (86)010-88233102

Address: No. 19 (B), Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing (Postcode: 100049)

 

Applications should include a CV, an outline of academic accomplishments, description of current research and plan for future research, 3 – 5 published papers representative of your work, and a record of citations for your work. You should arrange for 3 letters of reference from experts in your field to be sent by post or email (this is not required for established scientists).

 

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