The North American Taiwan Studies Association is proud to announce its Hermes Grant Program associated with its 14th Annual Meeting in The University of Washington, Seattle during June 27th and 29th. The newly-established Hermes Grant Program aims to establish a scholarly platform to bring interested institutions and scholars of Taiwan Studies together for developing their career plans and future cooperations. The NATSA encourages universities and research institutions in the United States and Canada that are planning to hire new faculty members (at any level) with specialization in Taiwan Studies come to our annual meeting and interview with potential candidates in person. The NATSA will cover all the representatives’ traveling expenses and lodging fees incurred during their visits to our annual conference. This program gives a chance to educational institutions that have great prospects and diverse academic interests to get in touch with the up-and-coming scholars of Taiwan Studies across disciplines. After interviewing with candidates, it is not required for participated institutions to take any further action of recruitment, if no candidate met substantive requirements of the institutions. Nevertheless, it is our belief that the participated institutions will have a refreshing perspective on the breadth and profundity of the new-generation scholars from Taiwan Studies after the meeting.
1.Purpose: To provide a venue of job-talk for interested institutions and potential candidates.
2.Eligibility: All educational and research institutions accredited in the United States and Canada are eligible for application.
(1)Please submit a letter of statement to the NATSA indicating the job description, expectation for the job talk, the procedure of faculty hiring in your home institutions, and how the NATSA may facilitate the job interview in its annual meeting. The letter shall be signed by the department chair and the representative who will come to the NATSA’s annual meeting. We require for e-submission. Please scan the letter and submit to our secretary. If you prefer a traditional postal/courier delivery, please contact our secretary for the U.S. address.
(2)The NATSA will review all the applications on a rolling basis. Once the decision on your application has been made, the applicant institution would be notified immediately via e-mail.
4.Application Deadline: June 15th 2008
5.Grant Policy: The NATSA will provide adequate funding to reimburse the full airfare (including other traveling expenses, like car-rental or taxi fee) and arrange necessary accommodation for the representatives in Seattle during its annual conference for up to one representative per institution. The NATSA reserves the rights of approval of the reimbursement based on the representatives’ actual and reasonable expenses. More details will follow on the NATSA’s website.
(1)No charge for room/equipment use or for any convenience fee.
(2)The representatives shall keep all receipts, purchase proof and boarding pass of their air tickets for the grant application. Only a complete report with original copies of all required documents will be reviewed for the grant.
(3)The institutions are required to report to the NATSA about their job-interview results. They are also very welcome to give any suggestion regarding the program.
7.Conference Information: http://www.na-tsa.org/
8.Contact: Please direct your questions or submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
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