MOE announces that subsidies to be awarded to 98 exceptional academics
CNATAIPEI -- The Ministry of Education announced yesterday that 98 academics in various fields will receive disbursements on top of their regular salaries as an incentive for top experts to stay in Taiwan.
September 23, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
A subsidy of NT$1.5 million (US$50,680) per person will be provided to 31 scholars over three years, while another 67 will receive NT$900,000 each over the same period, it said.
Selected from among 353 applicants, the scholars are specialists in engineering and applied science, humanities and arts, design, restaurant and hotel management, biotechnology, and business management, among other fields, the ministry said in a statement.
The Ministry of Education introduced the subsidies program in 2010 over concerns of a brain drain as a large number of highly educated, talented people began to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Just over half of the subsidy recipients are classified as “young,” referring to those who have received their highest degree within the past five years or who are aged 45 or younger, the ministry said.
The ministry has also launched other incentives, including subsidies for universities and colleges that can be distributed to exceptional faculty members at their discretion.