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Call for Applications-ANSO Visiting Fellowship-2024
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The Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) aims to improve/enhance regional and global capacity in science and technology, to improve human livelihoods and well-being, and to promote broader S&T cooperation and communication in the region and world. In line with these objectives, ANSO set up its visiting fellowship program (hereafter referred to as the Fellowship). The Fellowship provides scholars worldwide with an opportunity to access high-impact & high-quality mega-science facilities in China and to address scientific problems of common interest to both academia and society.  

2.Types and Eligibility of the Fellowship  
The Fellowship welcomes applications from both early-career scientists and senior scientists who are willing to spend months working on site at the mega-science facilities. They are expected to conduct research in collaboration with CAS researchers. 

1) Visiting Fellowship for Early-Career Scientists
This category is open to researchers at the early stage of their careers. They could be post-doctoral fellows, lecturers, or assistant professors who are interested in conducting relevant research on CAS mega-science facilities for 3-9 months. Applications from researchers outside of academia may also be considered, but normally applicants should hold at least a PhD degree in related areas or have equivalent professional experience. 
RMB 20,000/month (pre-tax)+ Round-trip travel allowance.

2) Visiting Fellowship for Senior Scientists
This category is open to scholars with richer experience in related fields. They could be associate professors, professors, or professionals at a comparable level in related fields who are interested in conducting relevant research on CAS mega-science facilities for 2-3 months. 
Associate professors or equivalent-level experts: RMB 30,000/month (pre-tax)+ Round-trip allowance; 
Professors or equivalent-level experts: RMB 40,000/month (pre-tax)+ Round-trip travel allowance.
3.Application Procedures 
The ANSO Fellowship 2024 is open for application now. The deadline for this year is 15th August 2023, 5pm GMT+8:00.  

3.1 Required materials 
Your application should include the following items:
1) Application Form (download attachment1-application form 2024 ANSO.xls)
    Please make sure that all requested information is provided. 
2) Cover Letter
    A short letter explaining why you wish to conduct research at the mega-science facility. The letter should include information about your planned research program, the benefits the fellowship will bring to your on-going research.
3) Brief Research Proposal (download Attachment 2-Brief Research Proposal-ANSO 2024.docx)
    The research proposal should clearly specify the research question of the proposed research and give details about the analytical framework, literature and methodological approach to be followed. It should also explain how the proposed research relates to the applicant's past research.
4) Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
5) Recommendation Letters. 
    Two letters are required, which should be sent by referrers. 

3.2 Selection Criteria
1) Contribution to ANSO’s goals of:
    √ Improving research capacity on specific topics
    √ Enhancing academic collaborations with scholars and institutions worldwide
    √ Strengthening the scale, profile and impact of ANSO’s research 
    √ Training young talents with outstanding capabilities and potentials
2) Potential to significantly enhance sustainable academic collaborations aligned with these goals.
3) Future commitment to the development of mega-science facilities.
4) Capacity to catalyze additional relations and collaborations with international organizations and top-level institutes.

3.3 Step-by-step Application Guideline
1) Prepare all the materials listed in 3.1;
2) Submit your application package DIRECTLY to the contact person/office of the mega-science facility
3) Final decisions will be made after expert review and condisering the balance of region and gender. The Fellow list will be released on ANSO’s official website.
Note: Applicants who have already won sponsorship from the PIFI program of CAS will not be selected for the ANSO Fellowship in the same year.

4.Facility Information and Contacts 
Please send your application material package DIRECTLY to the contact person/office of the mega-science facility you want to apply for before 15th August 2023, 5pm GMT+8:00. 

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