Overview


Goal

Westlake Fellows seek exceptional young scientists of great promise in their early careers whom we wish to attract to Westlake, on occasion leading to subsequent faculty appointments. We will provide them the opportunity to start their own research with independence or semi-independence, pursue cutting-edge research, and with access to the outstanding technical and scientific resources at Westlake for three years as an alternative to post-doctoral programs. The appointment can be extended for up to three additional years with approval, for a total of six years. Meanwhile, they can benefit from the mentorship of their host faculty with tremendous flexibility and the full support from the host School and the University. Approximately eight to ten Fellowships are awarded each year. 

Eligibility

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About to be awarded Ph.D. or within two years of obtaining Ph.D. or equivalent degree
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Ph.D. must be received before the visit
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Haven’t been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor (or equivalent)

Terms of Appointment

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A three-year term with a negotiable start date
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The appointment can be extended upon approval for up to three additional years for a total of six years
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An internationally competitive salary, an on-campus apartment, and travel allowances
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A research start-up fund provided annually, an office room, and dedicated laboratory space 
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A high-end medical care plan for the entire family and schooling assistance for children

How to apply?

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Nomination: The Program invites deans, department chairs, faculty members or research scientists at institutions around the world to nominate the Westlake Fellows candidates.
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Application: Once the nomination is accepted and confirmed, the eligible nominee will be invited to submit the application materials.
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References: After the application is completed, the referees will be contacted to send references directly to the Program. Please ensure that the referees have already agreed to provide their references before submitting the application.
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If you are interested in the Program but have no potential nominators or expected host faculty members, please feel free to contact us at          WestlakeFellows@westlake.edu.cn for more information.
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Successful nominees will receive a formal invitation from the Program that details the terms of the appointment.