The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) offers a set of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)”, to support highly-qualified international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. There are four PIFI programs for international researchers and students: distinguished scientists, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers and international PhD students.
Category A: PIFI for Distinguished Scientists
The CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative for Distinguished Scientists supports leading international scientists to visit Chin and conduct a 1-2 week lecture tour at CAS Institutes.
Category B: PIFI for Visiting Scientists
The CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative for Visiting Scientists supports high-caliber international scientists to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for a period of 1-12 months.
Category C: PIFI for Postdoctoral Researchers
The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers supports promising young international scientists to conduct research at CAS-affiliated institutions for 1-2 years.
Category D: PIFI for International Ph.D. Students
The“CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship for International Ph.D. Students” supports 200 international graduates each year to pursue their Ph.D. degrees at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), or CAS institutes around China.