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2021 Post-doctoral Fellowships of Shandong University

Updated: September 8, 2021

Shandong University (SDU) offers some of the best research environments in the world and invites recently qualified post-doctoral researchers to start their independent research careers here. SDU established its first post-doctoral research station in 1991 and currently has 41 post-doctoral research stations. In 2020, eight of the research stations were listed as excellent in a national evaluation, ranking seventh among universities in China. We sincerely invite you to join Shandong University as a post-doctoral fellow.

Introduction to Shandong University

Shandong University is a key comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. As a university with a long history, strong academic strengths and global reputation, Shandong University has been selected as a "Double First Class University" (Class A), an initiative designed by the Chinese Ministry of Education that aims to develop elite Chinese universities and their departments into world-class institutions by the end of 2050.

Shandong University comprises 8 campuses in Jinan, Weihai and Qingdao, collectively covering an area of over 533 hectares. The past several years have witnessed a significant rise in the educational and research quality at SDU, resulting in a steady growth in its international influence. At present, 18 disciplines have reached the top 1% of ESI and 5 disciplines have reached the top 1‰ of ESI in terms of academic contributions and influence, and we have signed collaboration agreements with nearly 200 universities in more than 30 countries and regions.

Post-doctoral Fellowships Available

01 Special-Funded Fellowship

  • This fellowship is specially designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising young scholars early in their careers. Fellows should have strong academic backgrounds and have made a significant contribution to their own research field.

  • This fellowship funds up to 80 fellows.

02 Young-Scholar Fellowship

  • Fellows are selected from among young academics who are committed to pursuing publishable research and are likely to make a significant contribution to their own research field.

  • This fellowship funds up to 150 fellows.

03 Special-Program Fellowship

  • This fellowship funds young scholars to participate in major research programs.

  • This fellowship funds up to 150 fellows.


  • Applicants should be under the age of 35 and demonstrate strong academic and research abilities and abide by academic ethics.

  • Applicants must be either in the final year of their PhD studies or up to 3 years of receiving a doctoral degree from a top university or research institution.

  • The research project for a post-doctoral fellowship should be cutting-edge, innovative and feasible.

  • Applicants are expected to devote at least 21 months to their postdoctoral research at Shandong University.


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