China initiated "the Recruitment Program of Global Experts" (known as "the Thousand Talents Plan") since the end of 2008, under which it would bring in overseas top talents to China over the next five to ten years. Relying upon National Key Innovation Projects, National Key Disciplines and National Key Laboratories, central SOEs and state-owned commercial and financial institutions, and various industrial parks (mainly the high-tech development zones), this plan called for strategic scientists or leading talents who can make breakthroughs in key technologies or can enhance China's high-tech industries and emerging disciplines. Professors hired through the recruitment programs will receive supplementary remuneration, as well as assistance on the establishment of a dedicated research team. The start-up package includes adequate start-up funds, newly renovated office, ample laboratory space, and plenty of research assistants.

-1. 1000Plan Professorship for Non-Chinese Experts

-2. 1000Plan Professorship for Young Talents

-3. 1000Plan Professorship (Full Time)

-4. 1000Plan Professorship (Part Time)

  

Program Job descriptionAge NationalitySalary
1000Plan Professorship for Non-Chinese Experts

A. No less than 9 months per year at CUMT for three consecutive years;

B. Professorship or equivalent position held at a well-known university or research institution overseas.

Below 65 years oldForeign citizenship

A. Subsidy from the central government: 1 million RMB;

B. Plus 3 million to 5 million RMB research start-up funds;

C. Salary and various cost-of-living subsidies from CUMT.

1000Plan Professorship for Young Talents

A. Full time in China when successfully selected into the program;

B. Plus over 3 years post doctoral research experience.

Below 40 years oldUnlimited

A. One-time personal monetary award of RMB 500K from the central government;

B. Salary and various cost-of-living subsidies from CUMT;

C. Research start-up fund: 1 million to 3 millions RMB for three years from the central government.

1000Plan  Professorship for full time

A. Full time work in china for five years;

B. Professorship or equivalent position held at a well-known university or research institution overseas.

Below 55 years oldUnlimited

A. Subsidy from the central government: a one-time subsidy of 1 million RMB per appointee;

B. Salary and various cost-of-living subsidies from CUMT.

1000Plan Professorship for part time

A. No less than 2 months per year at CUMT for three consecutive years;

B. Professorship or equivalent position held at a well-known university or research institution overseas.

Below 55 years oldUnlimited

A. Subsidy from the central government: a one-time subsidy of 0.5 million RMB per appointee;

B. Salary and various cost-of-living subsidies from CUMT.