Thanks so much for the email. I am sorry for the delay but I am still waiting to speak to the head of the department about this. I got stuck at Wharton San Francisco because of the big storm and hurricane on the east coast.
Application for Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Position (Self-funded)
Dear Prof. XXX,
I wish to apply for a visiting scholar/postdoctoral position in your group. I completed my Ph.D. degree requirement from XXX University in 2008, and I am currently a research fellow in XXX Research Center of China. Now I have a funding opportunity for conducting overseas research in the scholarship program called "government-sponsored visiting scholar/postdoctoral research", which is launched by China Scholarship Council. By that the fee for my studying and living abroad will be totally supported by China Scholarship Council.
I have been studying and working in some of the most famous XXX research institutions in China. During my Ph.D. study at XXX University and thereafter, I have been doing research in the fields of XXX, XXX, XXX and XXX. Some of my past projects include XXX, XXX, XXX. I know that you have deep interest in the area of XXX industry, and I wish to have the opportunity to work in your prestigious program at XXX. Since the costs of this trip will be sponsored by Chinese Government, I only need an invitation letter from you indicating you are willing to be the advisor and XXX is going to be the host university.
Attached please find my CV with details of my education, research interests, research experience, etc. I welcome any questions from you regarding this application, and I look forward to your response. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.