Call for Applications and Nominations: 2023 Westlake Fellows Program

Category: Westlake Fellows Program


Location: Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

The Westlake Fellows Program, launched by Westlake University in 2022, aims to recognize exceptional newly minted PhDs working as principal investigators on creative and pioneering research in science and engineering. The second-round of applications for 2023 is now open. As of February 2, 2023, we will begin accepting nominations and/or applications. Completed application materials should be submitted by April 6, 2023, directly to

Though there are nomination/application deadlines, nominations of truly exceptional applicants are always welcome. To learn more about how to make a nomination and/or start an application, please visit:

Westlake University:

Westlake University is a new type of research university in China, supported by public and private funding. Founded by prominent scientists and scholars, Westlake is committed to building a truly international, world-leading, research-focused university. For more information about Westlake University, please visit:

Westlake Fellows Program:

Westlake University initiated the Westlake Fellows Program to recognize the contributions of emerging and outstanding scholars worldwide, to foster innovative and collaborative research in science and engineering, and to create a vibrant ecosystem for international collaborations that lead to the free exchange of ideas and enduring bonds between institutions.

The Program offers two types of fellowships for scholars at different career stages, namely Westlake Fellowships and Westlake Visiting Professorships:

1. Westlake Fellowships seek exceptional scientists of great promise in their early careers whom we wish to attract to Westlake, and may lead to subsequent tenure/tenure-track faculty appointments. We will provide them with the opportunity to start their own research independently or semi-independently and pursue cutting-edge research, along with access to the outstanding technical and scientific resources at Westlake. The initial three-year appointment can be extended for up to three additional years with approval, for a total of six years.

2. Westlake Visiting Professorships, including Westlake Senior Fellowships and Westlake Distinguished Fellowships, aim to bring outstanding assistant/associate professors or brilliant full professors (or equivalent) to Westlake on a short-term basis for collaborative research interactions within Westlake's interdisciplinary community.


1. Westlake Fellows


- About to be awarded or within two years of obtaining a doctoral degree (Doctorate must be received before the fellowship begins)

- Haven’t been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor (or equivalent)

Terms of Appointment

- A three-year term with a negotiable start date

- An internationally competitive salary, on-campus apartment, and travel allowances

- A research start-up fund provided annually, an office, and dedicated laboratory space

- A high-end medical care plan for the entire family and schooling assistance for children

How to Apply

The Program invites deans, department chairs, faculty members or research scientists at institutions around the world to nominate the Westlake Fellows candidates. Direct applications and self-nominations are accepted as well.

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2. Westlake Visiting Professors


  - Westlake Senior Fellows: assistant or associate professors (or equivalent) at institutions around the world

  - Westlake Distinguished Fellows: full professor (or equivalent) at institutions around the world

Terms of Visit

  - Visit may range from a minimum of one week to a maximum of one year with a negotiable start date

  - A prorated stipend, accommodation, and transportation

How to Apply

- Westlake Senior Fellows shall be nominated by Westlake faculty members

- Westlake Distinguished Fellows shall be nominated by the Westlake community including the Advisory and Executive Committee of the Program and the Westlake University Academic Committee

- Direct applications and self-nominations are not accepted

For more information, please visit:


Westlake Fellows Program, Westlake University



Yungu Campus: No. 600 Dunyu Road, Sandun Town, Xihu District 310030 Hangzhou, Zhejiang PR China

Yunqi Campus: No.18 Shilongshan Road Cloud Town, Xihu District 310024 Hangzhou, Zhejiang PR China

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Westlake University. Applications will be equally evaluated based on the experience and qualifications of the candidates.