SOE Invites Global Talents For NSFC Excellent Young Scholars Fund (Overseas)


About NSFC Excellent Young Scholars Fund (Overseas)

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Excellent Young Scholars Fund (Overseas) aims to attract and encourage overseas outstanding young scholars (including non-Chinese foreigners) who have made good achievements in natural science, engineering and technology to work in China. SOE sincerely welcomes global talents to apply for the 2022 NSFC Excellent Young Scholars Fund (Overseas)!

Research Fields:

Educational Information Science and Technology; Educational Management and Policy; Developmental and Educational Psychology

Application Requirements

1. Abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China, have good scientific integrity, and consciously practice the spirit of scientists in the new era

2. Born on or after January 1, 1982

3. Have a doctorate degree

4. In principle, applicants should have obtained a formal teaching or research position in an overseas university, college or research institute for more than 36 consecutive months before April 15, 2022. (For those applicants who obtained an overseas doctorate degree and with outstanding academic achievements, the required years of working may be reduced).

5. Applicants conduct relevant research in Educational Information Science and Technology, Educational Management and Policy, and Developmental and Educational Psychology and have made influential contributions and research achievements, with the potential to become leading scientists or outstanding talents in related fields.

6. Applicants have not yet returned to work in China on a full-time basis or have returned (or come) to work in China after January 1, 2021. The successful applicants will be required to resign from the overseas jobs and to guarantee full-time work in China for at least three years.

Funding and Supports

NSFC will provide a fund of RMB 1-3 million for a three-year period.

Additionally, according to relevant policies of Shanghai authority and SJTU, we will provide attractive remuneration package, research start-up funds, etc.

Contact Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to send documents (including a CV, an interested research field, 3-5 papers, etc.) to We are glad to provide services for your application.

Contact us: Ms Wu & Ms Chen

Phone: +86-21-34204498

About SOE

Established in 2020, the School of Education (SOE) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a young academic institution with a long history. Tracing back to 1897, Nanyang College developed the first teacher education program in China. In 1985, the Program of Higher Education was established in SJTU, which outgrew the Graduate School of Education in 2007 and then expanded to SOE to serve both secondary and post-secondary education since 2020.

SOE is committed to the highest academic standards and professional integrity and emphasizes quantitative research and international comparison. Besides its two flagship research centers: Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) and Center for Student Achievement and Human Development (CSAHD), SOE is rapidly growing in multiple domains, including Center for Curriculum and Instruction (CCI), Center for Educational Big Data and Evaluation (CEBE), Center for School Psychology and Counselling (CSPC), Center for Educational Leadership and Policy (CELP), Center for Education Theory (CFET), and Center for Future Education (CFE). SOE has played an essential role in leading cutting-edge research on world-class universities and human development, building think tanks for educational policymaking, and organizing international conferences. It created the first multi-indicator global university ranking in 2003, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As we lay new initiatives for the future, our mission is to generate, study, and teach strategies, practices, and tools for addressing educational problems and preparing the current and the next generation of educators, policy-makers, and researchers. All we do aims to meet the changing needs of the local and global community, to improve society, and to make human experiences better for generations to come.

Translated by: CHEN  Ruoxi