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December 12, 2008

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship - Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

2009–2010 Competition Announcement

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2009–2010 competition for the An Wang Post-doctoral Fellowship to support research in Chinese Studies. Well-designed projects at any stage, from initial research to revision for publication, are welcome.

Research topics can cover any period of Chinese history or contemporary China, involving any academic discipline. Applicants in pre-modern humanities are encouraged to apply, as are applicants in contemporary social sciences. Priority will be given to those candidates who have had no previous post-doctoral fellowships. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June 1, 2009, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the PhD. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a letter from an academic advisor or a degree from a U.S. university).

The Center invites An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows to submit completed manuscripts to the publications program of the Harvard University Asia Center and to discuss publication ideas with the editor of the program while in Cambridge. Fellows are expected to be resident at the Fairbank Center during the time of their award and to actively participate in the events and the intellectual life of the Center. Fellows are expected to contribute to the greater Harvard community by teaching, mentoring, or advising students.

Up to four fellowships will be offered for the coming year.

Application deadline: February 1, 2009. Your application packet must include an original signed application form, an updated curriculum vitae, and a 5-page double-spaced plan of research and writing for the year of appointment. Two letters of reference should be mailed directly to the Fairbank Center. Submitting a writing sample, such as a dissertation chapter, is strongly encouraged.

Total stipend for one year: $45,000.

Posted by zzhu at December 12, 2008 01:59 PM