NTU-BFT Scholar Mobility Grant

National Taiwan University jointly collaborates with Bureau Français de Taipei (BFT) to launch NTU-BFT Scholarly Mobility Grant for NTU scholars to further engage in research mobility between NTU and France. 2024 application is now available until March 15.


NTU current PhD students, Postdoc Researchers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors who do not hold a French nationality. 

Application Period and Time Line

Please submit the electronic files of the application form and attachments to chiungfen@ntu.edu.tw by March 15, 2024.

Research Fields

The program is open to scholars of all disciplines and does not have specified academic fields or research topics.

Visiting Period

30 days or 60 days (one or two months) for up to five scholars. The minimum period is 30 visiting days. 

Scholars shall accomplish their visit in French labs (May 15- June 14, October 1- December 15).

Stipend Details

²   A living stipend sponsored by BFT:

EUR 1704/month:  Ph.D. students, and Postdoc Researchers who obtained doctorates within 5 years, and Assistant Professors 

EUR 2055/month:  Professors and Associate Professors

The stipend requires the approval of BFT after review of applications.

²   One round-trip economy class flight ticket between Taiwan and France. 

Important Notice

Scholars are responsible for finding a host professor in France and arrange accommodation during visiting period.


Q: Who is eligible to apply for this program?
Ph.D. students, Postdoc Researchers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors who do not hold a French nationality could apply for the program.

Q: If I have other fund resources or projects, could I apply for the program?
A: Yes, please apply for the program in addition to receiving funding from Taiwanese institutes. 

Q: I would like to stay in France for more than 2 months, could I apply for the program?
A: Yes, the maximum living stipend for each scholar will be two months. 

Q: It is a great program, would it be renewed next year?
A: The quota for BFT-NTU Scholarly Mobility Grant each year would be negotiated by NTU-OIA and BFT in Spring. 

Q: I would like to know about French academic and research performance. 

A: According to the report by Stanford University, over 6,000 scholars are listed within the community of world's top 2% scientists. Currently, university world rankings indicate leading higher education institutions including Universite PSL (No. 24, QS), Institut Polytechnique de Paris (No. 38, QS), Universite Paris-Saclay (No. 58, THE) and Sorbonne Universite (No. 59, QS).

Contact Information

Office of International Affairs Secretariat

Josephine Chen

email: chiungfen@ntu.edu.tw

tel: 02-3366-2007 #214


Bureau Francais de Taipei

Sasha Ting

email: sasha.ting@diplomatie.gouv.fr

tel: 02-3518-5112

Last update : 2024 / 02 / 05