Taipei, June 14 (CNA) The government will allocate NT$150 million (US$5 million) in scholarship funds over a three-year period for more than 100 nationals to pursue post graduate study or research at top universities around the world, Education Minister Chiang Wei-Ling said Thursday.
The scholarship program, to be implemented 2013-2015, will be jointly funded by the Ministry of Education, National Science Council, Board of Science and Technology, and Academia Sinica as part of the government's effort to cultivate intellectuals, Chiang said.
The government agencies will specify schools within the ranks of the top 30 in the world and research fields based on Taiwan's needs, he said.
The scholarships will be offered to the applicants after they are accepted for Ph.D. study or postdoctoral research at the select prestigious universities or institutions overseas, the minister said.
More information about the scholarship program and the application process will be published in December, Chiang said.
(By Sandy Lin and Maia Huang)