The 2017 China Latin-America Young Scientist Exchange Program

Ministry of Science and Technology of China announces the 2017 China-Latin-American Young Scientist Exchange Program

To promote the long-term scientific and technological partnership between China and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) decides to continue the “China-Latin America Young Scholars Exchange Program” for all institutes, universities and enterprises this year in LAC. Interested researchers are encouraged to submit applications.

Specific requirements are as follows:

  1. Job requirements
    1. Not classified
    2. Not diplomatic education;
    3. Scientific research positions with clear plans and responsibilities;
    4. The young scientists must work with Chinese research team;
    5. Working in China for 6 months or 12 months, and can be extended once when necessary
  2. Appropriate applicants
    1. Young scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean countries, with preferences to those countries with bilateral intergovernmental committees, subcommittees for the cooperation in science and technology (like Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, etc.)
    2. Under the age of 45;
    3. With more than 5 years of scientific research experience, or a doctorate degree;
    4. Good at English or Chinese;
    5. Physical and mental healthy, and capable of conducting scientific research work;
    6. Commitment to full-time work in China during the grant period;
    7. Commitment to comply with relevant Chinese laws during China.


  1. Funding methods and standards
    1. MOST will provide 12, 500 yuan per person per month for young scientists included in the Program, to cover their housing subsidy, living allowance and various types of insurance in China. In principle, international travel expenses shall be excluded, to ensure the smooth implementation of the project. However, if buying international air tickets is indeed necessary for the awarded young scientists, the cost will be subtracted from their living allowance;
    2. The funds will be allocated to the Chinese institutions, which will host the awarded young scientist through the China Science and Technology Exchange Center. All the funds shall be only used for the work and living of the young Chinese scientists staying in China, and the host institution shall not deduct or accrue the management fees.
  1. Application and funding procedures
    1. Fill in the 2017 China-LAC Young Scientists Exchange Program Application Form and the recommendation form. The latter form must be stamped and signed by the sending institution of the applicant. Please send the two forms (pdf files) to
    2. The China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) will review and select of the applications, and submits it to the International Cooperation Department (ICD) of the MOST for final decision, according to the emphasis of the intergovernmental cooperation in science and technology. For the awarded application, project to confirm the funding, CSTEC will inform the Chinese host institutions in written form, and sign the contract with them
    3. The host institution and group should sign a working agreement with the LAC young scientists, to clarify the responsibilities, obligations, and describe the proposed collaboration research programs.
    4. The host institution and group is responsible for assisting the LAC young scientists to handle all necessary paperwork required for visa applications, and help to arrange accommodations in China.

The deadline for the application is September 15, 2017. If there is anything unclear, please feel free to contact Dr. Wei Wang at


1, the 2017 in the young scientists exchange program application form

2, the 2017 in the young scientists exchange program recommended form

Call for China-Chile Joint Research project 2015

Based on the principles established in a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT), and the more specific guidelines described in a recent (2015) Agreement between the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), the Chinese Astronomical Society, the Chilean Astronomical Society (SOCHIAS) and CONICYT (pdf), we are now inviting research proposals that involve China-Chile collaboration in astronomical research,  to promote astronomical research collaborations between China and Chile, to advance astronomy in both countries.

Project duration will be 1-2 years, with funding level around $75k USD in average. The PI of the proposal must be from either China or Chile, and the subject can be in any area of astronomical research, including observations, instrumental development, and theory.

For more details, please read the attached announcement (pdf).

China-CONICYT Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) of Chile are inviting for applications for post-doctoral fellowships in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics. The official announcement of this opportunity is made at the CONICYT website ( and duplicated at The duration of the Fellowship is for two to three years, with at least part of it spent at a host institution in Chile.

Preferential considerations will be given to those applicants with proposed research activities involving collaborations between the Chinese and Chilean astronomy communities. Potential applicants should check out the two web sites above for more up-to-date information on this opportunity and possible deadline extensions, and are encouraged to contact prospective sponsors accordingly before applying. A catalogue of  research projected proposed can be found at

Applications must include the CV, a research statement, a support letter from the Host institution in Chile signed by the Department Director and faculty sponsor, a copy or certificate of degree, and two recommendation letters. The applications will be received at and all the documents except recommendation letters should furthermore be sent  by email in PDF format to and before the deadline August 31st. Further inquires about this fellowship opportunity can be addressed to Dr. Jiasheng Huang, Chief Scientist of CASSACA (the CAS South America Center for Astronomy) at

Postdoc position in Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

The Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E) was created on 2014 to group individual research efforts into multi- and inter-disciplinary teams and re-focus research towards industry related problems to spark innovation. The center is hosted by Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, in Valparaiso, Chile, one of the top engineering universities of Chile (listed among the top 300 universities according to Times Higher Education Ranking 2014-2015).
The mission of AC3E is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, technological development and competitiveness in technology-based economies by achieving excellence in research, forming advanced human resources, and fostering innovation and technology transfer in areas of societal and industrial impact through the field of electrical and electronics engineering. Additional information about the center can be found at and the university can be found at
We are looking to hire highly qualified individuals as postdoctoral researchers with extensive experience in the following research line and subtopics (but not limited to). More details here (pdf).

PhD positions in Astrophysics at the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

The Institute of Physics and Astronomy offers possible PhD projects in a large variety of astrophysical research areas ranging from planetary and stellar science to extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

The maximum duration of the PhD program is 4 years which are typically reduced to 3 years if  the candidates have a masters degree.

We offer scholarships of 7 Million Chilean pesos (approx. $US 11500) per year for our students. Additional funds might be available for very strong candidates.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Matthias R. Schreiber (matthias.schreiber@uv.c)

Application package :

– CV
– Motivation letter
–  letters of recommendation
–  Copy of degree certificate
– Marks and ranking since the first University years

deadline for application March 15, 2015

The 3rd China-Chile workshop

China-Chile Joint Center for Astronomy (CCJCA) is one of the overseas projects initialed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop cooperation in science and technology with other countries. In February 2013, CCJCA was inaugurated in National Astronomical Observatory. The center serves to be a platform for collaboration in astronomical research and related technology with South America countries. The center will establish international scientific research teams and joint research programs engaging in astronomical science and technology frontiers. CCJCA headquarter is expected to start its formal operation in this summer in a temporary office in Santiago de Chile.

In order to promote the communication and collaboration between astronomy communities of Chile and Chile, the 3rd China-Chile workshop will be held in Vina del Mar on Sep. 9 – 11, 2013.

Vina del Mar is a Pacific coast city in Chile .Its long stretches of white sandy beaches are a major attraction for national and international tourists. Vina del Mar is a Chilean Municipality located in the Valparaiso Region with a population of 286,931. It is Chile’s fourth largest city. Known as “The Garden City”.

CCJCA sincerely invite interested participants to join in the workshop and appreciate your contribution of talks. Please fill in the early registration form and send to us before 5th July.

Organization & Logistics

  1. SOC & LOC(to be confirmed)
  2. OrganizersCCJCA & SOCHIAS
  3. Dates: Sep. 9 – 11, 2103 (registration on Sep. 8, 2013)
  4. Location: Vina del Mar, chile ( exact venue to be confirmed)
  5. Financial support: Limited amount of funding to cover travel and lodging for qualified astronomers in their early career stage are available for application. Please indicate whether to apply for financial support and submit a brief statement of application (not more than 500 words) attached to your early registration form.
  6. Dead Line of Early Registration: 5th July, 2013

Registration: Please complete the Early registration form and send it to

Contacts: Miss Shumei Wu, CCJCA ,National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences,20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.

Tel15801542600     Email:

Attachment: the early registration form   







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