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“The Chang Jiang Scholars Program,” jointly sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and Li Ka Shing Foundation, was initiated in August 1998. With the goal of promoting research levels of the universities in China, the award goes to China’s top scholars and young researchers with outstanding academic potential. The award winners are honored with the title of “Chang Jiang Distinguished Professor” and are provided with grants for their research. Each year, over 100 distinguished professors are appointed under the program, each with a three-year term of appointment.
The applicant should be under 45 years of age in the field of natural sciences or under 55 years of age in the field of humanities or social sciences;
An overseas applicant should hold an associate professorship or above (or with an equivalent title) in a prestigious university or research institute; an applicant from within China should hold full professorship (or with an equivalent title) in a first-class Chinese university.
After recruitment, the appointee is expected to work full-time at Nanjing University.
The applicant should be under 38 years of age in the field of natural sciences or under 45 years of age in the field of humanities or social sciences;
The applicant should generally hold a doctoral degree and be actively involved in teaching / research.