February 09, 2014

2014-15 Postdoc in Modern China at the University of Oklahoma

The Institute for U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma seeks applications for a nine month, $30,000 postdoctoral fellowship in modern China / China studies beginning mid-August 2014. The successful applicant will have Ph.D. in hand, conduct their own research and writing, and teach one class of no more than 30 students each semester. All social science disciplines and history are welcome to apply. The University of Oklahoma boasts a rapidly expanding China studies community. The Institute for US-China Issues engages in research and outreach activities that seek to better understand and improve US-China relations. It also seeks to promote China studies across the state, including providing faculty grants and student scholarships to study in China. Its two signature programs are the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, and the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue, an annual track 1.5 dialogue for Chinese and American diplomats. OU also hosts a Confucius Institute, and Chinese Literature Today, the leading English language journal in the field.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Peter Gries, Chair, Inst. for U.S.-China Issues, University of Oklahoma, 338 Cate Center Dr., Rm 334, Norman OK 73019. Application review will commence February 24. Inquiries can be sent to gries[at]ou[dot]edu. The University of Oklahoma is committed to diversity. An ADA Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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October 16, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement – Silk Road Studies (Georgetown University)

Applications are invited for a one-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History). Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community. Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area.

The goals of the seminar are to provide an interdisciplinary and interregional platform in order to investigate the invention and development of the concept of the Silk Road as well as its on-going impact, its potential and limitations for framing fields of academic inquiry, and even its role in policy-making. By inviting the participation of scholars representing research specializations ranging from ancient and modern history, art history, religious studies, literature, musicology, anthropology, archaeology, as well as foreign policy academics and practitioners in an interrogation and exploration of the notion of the Silk Road, the seminar will furthermore address the challenges of seeing beyond the chronological, regional, linguistic, and disciplinary compartmentalization of specialists in order to better understand the workings of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road as a broader phenomenon. For further information about the seminar, please visit silkroadseminar.georgetown.edu.

Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space. Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing research areas and interest in the Silk Road, CV, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3277. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at nhs22[at]georgetown[dot]edu. Questions regarding the postdoctoral position should be directed to Yelizaveta Raykhlina at silkroadseminar[at]georgetown[dot]edu. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013, and the successful applicant will be notified by mid-April 2014.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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April 02, 2013

Harvard University College Fellow Applications Sought, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, AY 2013-2014

Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is seeking applications for a College Fellow in the study of Chinese social, economic, or cultural history of the Tang through Ming periods. Teaching duties will include two undergraduate courses and a graduate seminar. Twenty-five percent of the appointment is reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by the expected start date. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Detailed information and a link to the online application are available at www.fas.harvard.edu/~facaff/cfp/ . Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by April 15, 2013.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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February 08, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections

Preliminary proposals due March 29, 2013

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric "Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections". Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Applications and additional fellowship details, including a list of our current fellows and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship

Questions? Please contact: transregional@ssrc.org

Posted by zzhu at 01:59 AM

January 23, 2013

Transcultural Studies doctoral scholarships

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies welcomes applications for eight doctoral scholarships. The application system is now open until March 15, 2013.

The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced courses and individual supervision and mentoring. The scholarships start in the winter term 2013/14 and are granted for two years with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. Half of them are reserved for young scholars from Asia.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project contributing to the general research framework of the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context. The Dynamics of Transculturality. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and recommendations are accepted until March 15, 2013, via the Online Application System .

After an initial evaluation and selection, applicants will be asked to get in contact with possible supervisors at the Cluster of Excellence to discuss their project proposal. The most promising applicants will be invited to present their projects to the selection committee in Heidelberg. Subsequently the scholarship holders will be selected.

For more information on the scholarships visit the website of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies or read the full call for applications (PDF). For further questions send an e-mail to: application-gpts@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de.

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August 15, 2012

2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships & Refresher Grants for Advanced Study of Asian Languages

Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing professional careers in fields such as business, academia, journalism, law, science, medicine, architecture, engineering, the fine arts, public service, education, etc. who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language.

The Blakemore Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships and Blakemore Refresher Grants. The postmark deadline for applications is December 31, 2012. For application forms, eligibility requirements, grant guidelines and instructions see the Foundation's website at www.blakemorefoundation.org.

For 2013, the Foundation plans to award approximately 12-15 grants for the advanced study of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer and Burmese. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. The fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have an undergraduate degree and are pursuing academic, professional or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. The most important criteria for selection is a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which the regular use of the language is an important aspect.

Blakemore Refresher Grants are intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to renew their East Asian language skills by attending a language program in Asia for a summer or semester of intensive full-time language study at the advanced level. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., working as a professional in an Asian field, or teaching in an Asian field as a professor at a college or university in the United States, or be a former Blakemore Freeman Fellow.

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August 10, 2012

ACLS Announces New Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the launch of a new program in support of China studies, made possible by a grant of $1.2 million from the Henry Luce Foundation.
The program aims to assure the continuing vitality of American scholarship on China when the need for understanding one of the world’s oldest continuing civilizations is ever more apparent. “The Henry Luce Foundation has been a steadfast advocate for and benefactor of the study of China for three-quarters of a century,” said ACLS President Pauline Yu. “We are grateful for its generosity and particularly honored that the Foundation’s directors chose to designate this new grant as one of the special initiatives marking its 75th anniversary.”

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching on Chinese history, literature, culture, and society. Annually, it will award stipends for pre-dissertation research in China, grants for collaborative reading workshops that unite a number of disciplines and scholarly generations, and postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars within eight years of the receipt of the Ph.D. These awards are designed to compensate for the decline in funding for early-career researchers at many American institutions of higher education. By supporting research in China, Luce/ACLS awards will also facilitate connections between American specialists and their Chinese counterparts, relationships that reflect the increased scholarly trade between the two countries.

“China is intimately connected to the Foundation’s history and lies at the heart of our Asia Program,” said Michael Gilligan, President of the Luce Foundation. “We are delighted to continue a relationship with ACLS on the study of China that began with our first grant to the Council in 1971, at a time when the country was still closed to Americans. With the breathtaking pace of change in China now, it is more important than ever to nurture expertise and encourage contacts.”

“ACLS shares with the Henry Luce Foundation the conviction that understanding China is both a national priority and a vital intellectual goal if we are to thrive in today’s world, and in tomorrow’s,” commented President Yu. “Over the past century American scholarship on China has become enormously strong and capacious, but to remain vital such knowledge must be constantly renewed and extended. This program will assist the scholars who will do that.” An understanding of the importance of China studies marked the ACLS’s earliest history. The first formal meeting of the ACLS, in 1920, concluded by resolving to promote China studies in the American academy. Since then, the Council’s work has supported individual and collaborative research, conferences, scholarly associations, publications, libraries, and exchange programs. ACLS and the Henry Luce Foundation have partnered in many of these areas; the recently concluded program in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History being the most recent joint effort.

More information on the new program may be found here. The deadline for applications for the first competition is November 15, 2012.

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September 26, 2011

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

Application Deadline: October 31, 2011

Apply Now: http://cgt.columbia.edu/form/

More Information: http://cgt.columbia.edu/about/news/2011/09/15/2011_postdoc_announcement/

The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University seeks 2-4 post-doctoral scholars for research fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year, with option to extend for an additional year. The fellowship is open to scholars who have or will obtain their doctorate between August 2010 and August 2012, and who have not held tenure-track positions.

The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world and encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. The fellowship provides emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and a figurative space for collaborative research and publication. Fellows teach one course per academic year. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided they illustrate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda. Fellows receive an annual salary of $55,000.00, as well as a research stipend.

Applicants must submit cover letter, CV, research proposal of 1,500 words, writing sample of 4,000 words, proposed course syllabus of 2 pages, and 2 letters of reference.

To apply, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu/form/
For more information on the Committee on Global Thought, please visit http://cgt.columbia.edu

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August 30, 2011

Apply Now! Application deadline for 2011 Taiwan Fellowship is extended to September 26!

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December 02, 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sinology at Stockholm University

The Department of Oriental Languages at Stockholm University announces a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sinology (ref no SU 614-2729-10)

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.

Responsibilities: The position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is primarily a research appointment, although 20% of the position is assigned to university teaching and/or administration. Regular presence at the university makes everyday work ­ administration, teaching, and research ­ in the department easier, since many of the activities are based on cooperation between faculty members as well as between faculty and staff members.

The minimum qualification for this position is a doctoral degree or its academic equivalent. The degree shall have been awarded no later than the closing date for application to the position. Applicants who have received their degree no more than five years prior to the closing of the application period will be given priority. Those applicants who have completed their degree at an earlier date will be considered only if there are special reasons warranting their inclusions. Such reasons may be illness, national military service, a position of responsibility within a trade union or student organisation, maternity/paternity leave or other similar circumstances. The appointment is renewable up to a maximum of four years.

Selection Criteria: Applicants should present documented evidence of their research expertise and their teaching ability within the field of Chinese Language, Literature and Culture. Portfolios should demonstrate scholarly and professional expertise, including success in publication, as well as any relevant administrative experience.

In order to apply for this position you are requested to employ the web form linked in the announcement for this vacancy at http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies

Applications in English are to be according to the format prescribed at http://www.su.se by the Template for application for employment as teaching personnel at Stockholm University.
Follow the guidelines specified for applications for a position as Senior Lecturer.
Applicants take full responsibility for submitting before deadline a complete application according to this announcement as well as to the format prescribed in the template.

For further information, contact the Departmental Chair, Peter af Trampe, phone +46 (0) 8-164929, e-mail: prefekt(at)orient(dot)su(dot)se. For questions regarding administrative procedures, contact Magnus Liw, phone
+46 (0) 8-16 22 88. E-Mail: magnus.liw(at)hum(dot)su(dot)se.
Trade union representatives are Bo Ekengren, SACO, and Lisbeth Häggberg, ST, both tel + 46 (0) 8 16 20 00, and Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, + 46 (0) 70 316 43 41.

The official website of the Department is located at www.orient.su.se.

All applications, quoting the reference number 614-2729-10, must be received no later than January 31, 2011.

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October 13, 2010

Postdoctoral research fellowship position at Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Centre for Chinese Studies for full-time research for a two-year contract period.

The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) is devoted to the study of China in Sub-Saharan Africa. As Africa’s political economic interaction with China increases, the need for greater analysis of underlying economic dynamics in China and of the Chinese trade and investment in Africa grows. Chinese policies and activities in Africa require a methodologically sound empirical research in African states, a clear understanding of inner-Chinese dynamics, and a comparative perspective to other role-players’ engagement. The CCS covers these three areas of research.

We are seeking to strengthen our team with a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in Chinese economic relations with Africa, particularly in the areas of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or trade policies. The research aims at identifying drivers in Chinese economic engagement in specific African economies and sectors, and will particularly look into the distribution of gains in interactions between Chinese and African role-players.

A PhD in Economics or related Social Science discipline (such as Political Science, International Relations or Development Studies) obtained in the past five years, and with a clear focus on China and/or Chinese economic activities in Africa. Working knowledge of Mandarin will be a particularly strong asset for the position. The position is likely to involve empirical research in African countries; the willingness and ability to travel are therefore assumed.

Applications, comprising a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae including all research outputs, must be sumitted to Dr Sven Grimm, Centre for Chinese Studies, P.O. Box 3538, Matieland 7602, South Africa, or via e-mail to sgrimm@sun.ac.za.

For more information, please consult our website under the Careers tab.

Applications close on 31 December 2010.

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September 16, 2010

2011 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study Application Deadline: December 30, 2010

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation has awarded over $12.3 million in grants to individuals pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions.

The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

For application forms and further information see

An applicant should:
• be pursuing an academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of a modern Asian language
• have a college undergraduate degree
• be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the Grant Guidelines
• be able to devote oneself exclusively to the language study during the term of the grant; grants are not intended for part-time study or research
• be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Selection Criteria
Grants are highly competitive. Last year we were able to offer funding to less than 9% of applicants. Applicants will be judged on having:
• a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which use of the language is an important aspect
• the potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country
• prior experience in the country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country
• good academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program

Posted by zzhu at 11:51 AM

August 18, 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research - Accepting Applications for 2011-12 Fellowships

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce the Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship for 2011-12. This year-long program, based in Seattle, focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. Fellows support NBR research projects and collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and share research findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Individuals who have received their master's degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program. Applicants must have completed a master's or equivalent professional degree (MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) by the time the fellowship begins. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.

The Next Generation Leadership program, now entering its fifth year, is training young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the needs of U.S. policy toward a rapidly changing Asia.

The application deadline is January 15, 2011. Fellowships begin June 1, 2011, and conclude May 31, 2012. For further information and application materials please visit Next Generation Fellowship: http://nbr.org/about/nextgenfellowship.aspx.

Posted by zzhu at 06:46 PM

April 22, 2010

INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Application deadline: May 15, 2010.

2010-2011 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the new International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University, being launched during the 2010-2011 academic year. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2010, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.


INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. A total of six Columbia University INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered in the 2010-2011 academic year, with candidates selected by centers and institutes across the University. Candidates will function as liaisons between their home office and the INTERACT network of scholars with other regional and disciplinary specializations.

INTERACT’s primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in institute programs and events and an annual educator workshop organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.

About ICLS
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) was founded at Columbia University in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture, and their social and historical context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature and Society and draws its faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, and the Schools of Architecture and Law.

ICLS is pleased to offer one INTERACT Fellowship to an outstanding scholar who pursues comparative research, with evident multilingual and interdisciplinary aptitude as well as a demonstrated emphasis on global contexts and connections, either in literary studies or the social sciences, broadly speaking.

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society’s INTERACT Fellows will devote half their time to teaching and working with other Fellows on INTERACT programming, and half their time to their own research and writing. The Fellow’s curricular responsibility would be to develop one course each semester (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011), preferably in coordination with Columbia’s developing Global Core Curriculum. Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area and participate in all activities of the INTERACT program collaborative.

• As one of the Institute’s primary goals is to provide institutional support for the best in cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work, we encourage applications from a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.
• Recipients of the Fellowship must have received their Ph.D. degree within the past four years (Spring 2006 and after).
• Recipients must complete all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) by June 30, 2010.

Application Process
The following list of materials is required for all applicants. Application information and forms are available on the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/icls
• Instruction Sheet
• Completed Application Form
• Curriculum vitae
• Course proposal: 2-3 page proposal for two undergraduate courses to be offered at Columbia University. These courses are to be offered without prerequisites, and must emphasize cross-border, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary approaches. These course proposals are meant to convey a sense of your teaching interests beyond the special field of your research.
• Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of ICLS.
• Letters of recommendation: 3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals.
• Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended, with the inclusive dates. Have a copy of the transcript of your graduate record sent to INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

All application materials (including letters of reference) should be postmarked on or before May 15, 2010. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced no later than June 2010. The 2010-2011 Institute for Comparative Literature and Society INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship is contingent on successful Title VI funding from the Department of Education.

Please return completed applications to:
INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

To obtain application materials or for more information on the INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact Catherine LaSota, ICLS Assistant Director, at (212) 854-4541 or clasota@columbia.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 11:26 PM

December 04, 2009

Boren Graduate Fellowship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship competition is now available.

The Boren Fellowship provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests -- including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Boren Fellows are awarded up to $30,000 for up to two academic years. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2010.

Direct questions to campus contact Amy Kehoe at akehoe@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 12:22 AM

November 09, 2009

Summer Language Fellowships, Middlebury Language Schools, deadline 02/01/2010

Middlebury Language Schools Announce Fellowship Opportunity for Summer 2010

Location: Vermont, United States
Fellowship Deadline: February 1, 2010

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools

Middlebury Language Schools are pleased to announce the continuation of the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for the fourth year in a row. The fellowship will cover the full cost of one summer of language study from the beginner to the graduate level in any of the following six languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

For more
information, please visit

Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students: 45% of summer 2009; Language Schools students received a financial aid award, and the average award granted was approximately $4,900. To learn more about financial aid, visit http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/finaid/.

For complete information on all Language Schools programs and to apply online, visit http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace
Middlebury College Language Schools
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center
356 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Email: languages@middlebury.edu
Visit the website at

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October 29, 2009

National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students

Full Proposal Deadline Date: December 8, 2009

Support of international activities is an integral part of the NSF's mission to sustain and strengthen the nation's science, mathematics, and engineering capabilities, and to promote the use of those capabilities in service to society. In particular, NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations, and of helping ensure that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers.

What the Program Offers
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering:
1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan;
2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and
3) orientation to the society, culture and language.

The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks.

Award Benefits
EAPSI awardees receive a $5,000 stipend, international round-trip air fare to the host location, and are supported to attend a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. area.

Foreign co-sponsoring organizations provide additional support to cover EAPSI students' living expenses abroad during the period of the summer institutes, and provide an orientation to the science environment and culture(s) of each location.

Fields of Study
• Biological Sciences
• Computer and Information Science & Engineering
• Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
• Engineering
• Geosciences
• Mathematical & Physical Sciences
• Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences
• Multidisciplinary Research

As of the deadline date of the application year, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
• Enrolled in a research-oriented master's or Ph.D. degree program (including joint degree programs);
• Students enrolled in joint Bachelor/Master's programs must have graduated from the undergraduate degree.
• Enrolled at a U.S. institution in the United States; and
• Pursuing studies in fields of science and engineering research and education supported by the National Science Foundation.

Previous EAPSI awardees may apply, but only to a new host location (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan).

EAPSI Help Desk Info
Toll-Free: 866.501.2922
E-mail: eapsi@asee.org
Web: www.nsf.gov/eapsi

Administered by the American Society for Engineering Education

Posted by zzhu at 11:46 PM

July 20, 2009

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Program

The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) will be inviting applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in early September. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme is a new PhD international scheme launched by RGC which aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programs in Hong Kong Institutions. It is expected that 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year of 2010/11.

Potential students who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. Outstanding fellows may receive a full-tuition scholarship for a maximum of three years.

Application Process
The Scheme will call for application in early September 2009 and the deadline will be on 1 December 2009.
Each applicant may choose up to two programs in one or two institutions for PhD study when applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Application should be made through the Online Application System which will be available in early September 2009. For details of the scheme, please visit the website at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd or http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

This is a wonderful opportunity for good prospective students who are interested in pursuing PhD studies in Hong Kong with China as the context of their research interests. Successful applicants will be able to enjoy the research facilities of not just of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, but also the facilities provided by the Joint PolyU-Peking U China Social Work Research Center. In addition, the Department of Applied Social Sciences is also well-connected with the Zhongshan University, Yunnan University and Sichuan University. Graduate students could make use of our strong network of partner universities in the Chinese Mainland to facilitate their research. I should be grateful if you could encourage your students in social sciences disciplines to apply for the scheme and study with us. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact Miss Ritz Ho at ssritzho@inet.polyu.edu.hk.

Posted by zzhu at 01:49 PM

April 01, 2009

The Asia Foundation invites applications for Junior Associates in Asian Affairs

The Asia Foundation invites graduate students and recent graduate degree holders to apply for a limited number of opportunities as Junior Associates in Asian Affairs in the Foundation’s offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. These short-term affiliations are to further the professional development of individuals specifically interested in Asia. Successful applicants will gain further knowledge of the region and an understanding of the Foundation’s work through specific assignments such as the following: conducting research; contributing to proposal development; assisting with the design and implementation of programs; preparing reports on Foundation projects; and other tasks as needed.

Two full-time Junior Associate positions are available during each of the three programs which are offered throughout the year (spring, summer, and fall). The individuals selected for these short-term affiliations will be placed in one of the Foundation's offices in the United States (San Francisco and Washington, D.C.), and each Junior Associate will receive a monthly stipend during the three-month program.

* Summer 2009 (June - August)
Application Deadline: April 27, 2009

* Fall 2009 (October - December)
Application Deadline: August 17, 2009

* Spring 2010 (February - April)
Application Deadline: December 14, 2009

* Summer 2010 (June - August)
Application Deadline: April 12, 2010


The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, open, and just Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance, law and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; and international relations. Drawing on over 50 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With a network of 17 field offices in Asia, an office in Washington, D.C., and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level.


Positions for the Junior Associates Program are expected to be very competitive. We are seeking talented, high-energy individuals who will benefit from their affiliation with the Foundation and contribute to the organization as well.

Candidates should have the following:

* Graduate student status or recent graduate degree
* Graduate studies in Asia-related areas; international relations;international development; public administration; public policy; and law, political science, economics, or sociology with work experience in Asia
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Good organizational skills
* Good computer skills


* Application Form (Download application - pdf)
* Cover letter describing interests and skills
* Resume
* Official transcript
* Writing sample (3-5 pages)
* Sealed recommendation letters from two faculty members and, if applicable, one employment supervisor


Mr. Jon Peterson
Office of the President
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(no telephone, fax, or email inquiries, please)

Posted by zzhu at 05:19 PM

The China Times Cultural Foundation announces fellowships for doctoral dissertation research in Chinese studies, 2009-2010

Applicants must be doctoral candidates in humanities or the social sciences with an approved dissertation prospectus. Enrollment in a university in the United States or Canada required.

Scholarships are in the amount of US$5,000 each. They are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to academic discipline, race, or nationality.

In addition there will be a special award in memory of Mr. Chi-Chung Yu, founder of the China Times Foundation. It will be given to the highest ranked of the applicants, and will carry a cash award of US$10,000.

Applicants must send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, official transcript of graduate course work, reprints of publications (if any), and a project description in English and Chinese.

Deadline for applications is JUNE 30, 2009. Awards will be announced in October 2009.

An application form is required. An application form may be obtained from:

China Times Cultural Foundation
P.O. Box 521234
Flushing, NY 11352
Tel#: 718-460-4900
Fax#: 718-479-4900
E-mail: ctcfmail@yahoo.com

Posted by zzhu at 04:58 PM

February 10, 2009

2009-2010 Postdoctoral Researcher in East Asian Policy Issues- Call for Applications

The East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position for the 2009-2010 academic year. The stipend is $40,000 plus benefits. This year’s focus will be on interdisciplinary approaches to policy issues in modern and contemporary China, Japan, or Korea. We are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged with issues in bilateral and/or multilateral Asian foreign policy; US-East Asia relations as seen from an Asian point of view; the impact of the international and domestic NGO sector on national and/or local policymaking in East Asia; and/or East Asian policies relating to the environment, energy, urban planning, media, language, and the arts. Background in public policy or political science is a plus.

The postdoctoral researcher will offer two courses in collaboration with the thriving Undergraduate International Studies Program, which offers majors in World Economy and Business, International Relations & Diplomacy, Security & Intelligence, Development Studies as well as in East Asian Studies. A third course can be offered in any appropriate department. All Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled before Sept 1, 2009.

Letter of interest, CV, teaching proposal for three courses (1,500 words total), research proposal (1,500 words total), and 3 letters of reference should be sent to EASC Postdoctoral Researcher Position, East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University, 314 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210; fax: (614) 247-6454; email: easc@osu.edu; website: http://easc.osu.edu/. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is March 6, 2009 with preliminary interviews taking place at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Chicago, March 26-29, 2009.

OSU is an AA/EOE employer.

For more information, see http://easc.osu.edu/contents/postdocs.html.

Posted by zzhu at 03:11 PM

January 21, 2009

CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP)

Description: The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) Fellowship of $2,500 allows graduate students to take advantage of less-commonly-taught-language offerings unavailable at the University of Michigan but available at another participating CIC-member university. CIC-member universities include the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Purdue University. See the CIC FLEP webpage for information on language offerings or to download an application.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for funding through the University of Michigan's International Institute, applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Michigan. Incoming U-M students are also welcome to apply. Study may be undertaken at any other participating CIC university, but University of Michigan International Institute FLEP scholarships may not be used for language study at the University of Michigan. Funding must be used for the study of a less-commonly-taught language, and the course must be taken for credit.

Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2009

Submission: Submit one copy of the following to the International Institute:
• A completed application form. A 500-word essay stating why you would like to study this language and how it will enhance your academic and professional goals.
• An official graduate transcript (incoming graduate students should submit an official undergraduate transcript).
• A confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope signed across the back flap by the referee, preferably from the applicant's major advisor or dissertation director.
• The application form is available on the CIC website.
Contact: Amy Kehoe (akehoe@umich.edu)

Posted by zzhu at 04:23 PM

International Institute Individual Fellowships

Description: The International Institute Individual Fellowships are designed to support University of Michigan students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria: University of Michigan undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students are eligible, regardless of citizenship. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. Ph.D. candidates and students graduating before the start of the project are not eligible. Eligible internship or research projects must be at least one month in length, constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment (exclusive of language training), and meet all requirements of the University Travel Policy and the Institutional Review Board.

Deadline Date: Monday, February 16, 2009

Project Categories
Internships: Funding is available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to participate in internships abroad. Internships can be with private companies, government agencies, international organizations. or non-governmental organizations. The International Institute cannot assist applicants in obtaining internship placements. Internships can be paid or unpaid, but students with paid internships must include their salary amounts in their budgets, and are eligible only for partial funding.
Research Projects: The fellowship also supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students who are doing research abroad as part of their degree program. For the purposes of this award, research is defined as thesis research, participation in an on-going research project as part of a required degree-related work experience, or other independent research toward degree requirements. The research project does not have to be for academic credit.
Preliminary Dissertation Research: Additionally, the award provides support for preliminary visits to prospective overseas dissertation sites by graduate students who are planning doctoral research on topics in area and international studies. These awards are intended to enable students to develop a firm foundation for their research. Doctoral students must not have reached candidacy by the time they begin this research award.
Deadline: The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Submission: Submit one copy of each of the following items in hard copy (do not use staples or paperclips) to the University of Michigan International Institute, 1080 South University, Suite 2660, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 (The International Institute is located on the 2nd floor of the School of Social Work Building at the corner of East and South University):
• The International Institute Individual Fellowship application form, which must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant. Every applicant must clearly indicate their academic level, their enrollment status, and whether they are requesting funds primarily for an internship or for research.
• A proposal (a maximum of two pages, single-spaced, 12-pt. font). Internship proposals must include information on how this experience will benefit the applicant's academic program and his or her career plans upon completion of the U-M degree. Research proposals must describe the project and discuss its rationale, objectives, design, and methodology, as well as the projected benefits of the trip. If the applicant will be working with an established research project, a description of the organization and the activities in which he or she will be engaged must be included.
• A letter of invitation is required only for internship applicants. It must be a letter or e-mail from the host organization describing the organization, the specific work, and the financial terms of the internship. Research applicants may submit a letter of invitation if it is pertinent. (e.g., a letter from a faculty member at a university abroad acknowledging and supporting the applicant's plans or offering research oversight, or a letter from an archive granting access, etc.)
• A budget, which must include the total estimated cost for travel, lodging, food, visa fees, immunizations, and research materials. The total amount may exceed the maximum award.
• A resume or curriculum vitae
• A U-M transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. Transfer students may, but are not required to, submit transcripts from their previous institutions.
• One letter of reference. The referee should be a faculty member in the applicant’s department. The referee should comment on the applicant’s ability to carry out the internship or proposed research project, the feasibility of the proposal, and the contribution it will make to the applicant’s academic program and career. It must be submitted in a sealed envelope signed across the flap or e-mailed to akehoe@umich.edu from the referee.
Reporting Requirements: Grantees will be required to provide a brief report (2–5 pages) within one month of their return to the United States. The report should outline the internship experience, and should be emailed to akehoe@umich.edu. Grantees are also encouraged to write an article or submit photographs (or both) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the International Institute.
Review Process: A selection committee comprised of faculty and staff from across the University will evaluate the applications on the following criteria: feasibility, relevance to degree program, relevance to career goals, record of academic achievement, and overall quality of the application. The International Institute does not provide feedback to applicants on the quality of their proposals, nor provide applicants with evaluators' comments. This is a very competitive fellowship. Applicants should not assume they will receive an award, and should not purchase airline tickets before the awards are announced if they cannot cover the cost from other sources. Results will be announced by mid-April 2009.
Contact: Amy Kehoe (akehoe@umich.edu)
Application Form: Download Document, or go to web http://www.ii.umich.edu/

Posted by zzhu at 04:16 PM

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 01:59 PM

December 11, 2008

Ito Foundation for International Education and Exchange Fellowship 2009 Award Announcement

This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for enrollment at a Japanese university in a
graduate degree program or for independent research as a research student (kenkyusei) affiliated at a
Japanese university or an equivalent organization. The field of study/research is open.

• Full tuition (actual amount not to exceed 2 million yen/academic year)
• Living allowance of 180,000 yen per month
• Transportation expense (actual amount not to exceed predefined limit for fiscal year)
• Graduate students currently enrolled in a UM graduate or professional degree program
• Undergraduate students expecting to receive their degrees from UM in December 2008, May 2009,
or August 2009.
• US national
• Some conversational Japanese ability

• Applications are reviewed by the Center for Japanese Studies admissions and fellowships committee
for evaluation and ranking.
• Ito Foundation board of trustees will select and notify fellowship recipients.
• Selection criteria (given by the Ito Foundation):
o Excellent academic record and character
o Financial need

• Applications are available from the Center for Japanese Studies Student Services Coordinator, 4640
SSWB, 1080 S. University.
Deadline: Monday, January 12, 2009
• All application materials must be received by the Center for Japanese Studies by the deadline.

Posted by zzhu at 06:30 PM

December 09, 2008

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF), Social Science Research Council

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions.

The program is organized around distinct "research fields," subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Field Selection Committee selects five fields proposed by pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $10,000. Graduate students in the early phase of their research, generally 2nd and 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by the two directors; each group is made up of twelve graduate students. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer.


Posted by zzhu at 01:17 PM

December 08, 2008

The Asia Foundation Junior Associate in Asian Affairs Program

Deadline for the Spring 2009 program is December 22, 2008!

The Asia Foundation invites graduate students and recent graduate degree holders to apply for a limited number of opportunities as Junior Associates in Asian Affairs in the Foundation’s offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. These short-term affiliations are to further the professional development of individuals specifically interested in Asia. Successful applicants will gain further knowledge of the region and an understanding of the Foundation’s work through specific assignments such as the following: conducting research; contributing to proposal development; assisting with the design and implementation of programs; preparing reports on Foundation projects; and other tasks as needed.

Two full-time Junior Associate positions are available during each of the three programs which are offered throughout the year (spring, summer, and fall). The individuals selected for these short-term affiliations will be placed in one of the Foundation's offices in the United States (San Francisco and Washington, D.C.), and each Junior Associate will receive a monthly stipend during the three-month program. Learn more about the program and application process here.

Posted by zzhu at 03:55 PM

December 04, 2008

The Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce the Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship for 2009-2010. This year-long program, based in Seattle, focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. Fellows collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and share research findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Individuals who have received their master’s degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program. Applicants must have completed a master's or equivalent professional degree (MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) by the time the fellowship begins. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.
The Next Generation Leadership program, which is in its fourth year, is training young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the needs of U.S. policy toward a rapidly changing Asia. Each fellow receives a fellowship award, as well as a stipend for relocation expenses.

The application deadline is January 16, 2009. Fellowships begin June 1, 2009 and conclude May 28, 2010. For further information and application materials please visit http://www.nbr.org/NextGeneration.

Posted by zzhu at 02:41 PM

October 10, 2008

Luce Scholars Program

Description: The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for 18 young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field (other than Asian studies) including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The annual selection of the 18 Luce Scholars is an unusually rigorous process. Each candidate must first be nominated by one of the colleges or universities participating in the program. The University of Michigan is one of 67 participating universities. These institutions submit to the Luce Foundation two nominees annually from among their graduating seniors, graduate and professional school students, or their recent alumni. For additional program information, visit the Henry Luce Foundation website.

Eligibility Criteria: The University of Michigan must nominate students for this award. Applications submitted by students directly to the Luce Foundation will not be considered. Students who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for nomination to the Luce Scholars Program. Candidates must be American citizens who have received at least a bachelor’s degree and are no more than 29 years old on September 1 of the year they enter the Luce program. Nominees should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment.

Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2008. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Submission: University of Michigan students and alumni interested in applying to the Luce Scholars Program must submit an application form and additional required documents to the University of Michigan International Institute, 1080 South University, Suite 2660, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106. The International Institute is located on the 2nd floor of the School of Social Work Building at the corner of East and South University. Application forms are now available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the Henry Luce website. Go to http://www.hluce.org/lsapp.html.

Review Process: Staff at the International Institute will review applications, and will invite the most promising applicants for an interview. All applicants will be informed of the results of the University of Michigan review by the end of the fall semester.

Nominated applications are forwarded to the Henry Luce Foundation in early December. The staff of the Foundation performs an initial screening of the nominees on the basis of both the documentation submitted and individual interviews conducted at convenient locations around the country in late December and January. Each candidate is interviewed (usually on the phone) by a member of the Foundation staff during this period. On the basis of this review, the staff of the Foundation refers no more than 45 finalists to three regional selection committees that make the final decisions.
Each of the selection committees is composed of five or six distinguished Americans from a wide range of professional backgrounds who serve as informal advisers to the Foundation in this regard. In recent years, these panels have met in New York, Washington, and San Francisco in late February and early March. Each panel meets with fifteen of the designated finalists. From that number, each panel identifies six Luce Scholars for the coming year.
The 45 finalists are chosen without regard to geography. The determination of the specific regional selection committee before which a given finalist is invited to appear is made by the Foundation primarily on the basis of proximity. Finalists' travel and hotel costs are paid by the Foundation.
The finalists are notified of the actions of the three selection committees within a few days of their meeting, and in no case later than the March 15. Consultations with the new Scholars about possible assignments in Asia begin immediately thereafter. Placements and support services for the Luce Scholars are provided by the Asia Foundation, an organization with field offices throughout Asia. The program begins in August and concludes the following July.

Campus Contact: Amy Kehoe; akehoe@umich.edu

Posted by zzhu at 10:14 AM

September 29, 2008

US Department of Education FULBRIGHTS for PhD Dissertation Research Abroad

US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Description: The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships are for a narrow range of students in certain PhD programs--primarily the social sciences and humanities--who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be PhD candidates by the time the actual research begins, and who are currently enrolled in a U-M department or program where they specialize in non-West-European area studies and a modern foreign language. They must plan to teach at a U.S. institution of higher education upon completion of the degree, and must prove sufficient foreign-language capability to carry out their proposal, which must be for approved dissertation research that cannot be conducted in the U.S.A. In addition, all applicants must be on Beni's US/ED-Fulbright e-mail user group no later than October 8.

Deadline: The application deadline is October 16. In addition, all eligible applicants must be on Beni's US/ED Fulbright email user group by no later than October 8, 2008.

Submission: Transcripts are submitted to Beni at the International Institute. All other components and supplementary materials are submitted online through Beni.

Contact: Both the competition and all subsequent awards are administered by Beni at the U-M International Institute. For information, advice, and application materials contact Beni at unlisted@umich.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 01:55 PM

September 24, 2008

Research Fellowship from OYCF and 1990 Institute for 2008

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF") and The 1990 Institute are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Joint Research Fellowships in 2008, which sponsor research projects by overseas scholars, professionals and graduate students that analyze economic and social issues in contemporary China, with a focus on policy implications. Preferential consideration will be given to projects that involve fieldwork in China or collaboration with researchers in China. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to) micro-lending, environmental policy, bio-energy, and rural education.

The 1990 Institute has provided up to $10,000 for 2008, and up to two fellowships in the amount of $5,000 will be granted based on the quality of the research proposals and budgetary requirements.

The application deadline is November 20, 2008. Awards will be announced by December 20, 2008

To be eligible to receive the fellowship, you must (a) have a Ph.D., J.D., S.J.D. or a comparable advanced academic graduate degree from a university in North America or Europe, or (b) be an ABD (all but dissertation) student pursuing a doctoral degree, or (c) be pursuing post-doctoral research, at such institutions. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please download the Information and Application Procedures for the Joint OYCF-The 1990 Institute Research Fellowships from http://www.oycf.org/Research/research.htm.

All applications shall be submitted to OYCF, and final selection decisions will be made by a Review Committee convened by The 1990 Institute with the participation of OYCF members.

To submit your application, you will need an application form, curriculum vitae or resume, a detailed research proposal, an itemized budget, and two letters of reference. Information and application form can be found at the above web address.

Posted by zzhu at 02:10 PM

Krell Institute Fellowships for the Department of Energy

The Krell Institute facilitates two graduate fellowships for the Department of Energy. The fellowships are Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Mason at mason@krellinst.org or 515-956-3696 or fax 515-956-3699.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: gingery@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Jeana Gingery

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Program is designed to support highly capable students pursuing graduate study in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Fellows will also participate in a practicum at a national DOE lab.

The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- $2,475 for computer workstation
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at www.krellinst.org/csgf/application. Applications due January 14, 2009.

For more information, go to: www.krellinst.org/csgf

Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program
1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: kilmer@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

The primary objective of the Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship program is to encourage the training of scientists by providing financial support to talented students who enter a period of study and research in designated areas of stewardship science accompanied by practical work experience at NNSA research facilities. Areas of interest for this competition include:
1. Properties of Materials under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics
2. High-Energy-Density Physics
3. Low-Energy Nuclear Science
The program is open to US citizens or permanent resident aliens whom are exceptional seniors or in their first or second year of graduate study.

Benefits include:
- $32,400 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and required fees
- Yearly conference
- $1,000 academic allowance
- Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory

Applications are available online at www.krellinst.org/ssgf/application. Applications due January 19, 2009.

For more information, go to: www.krellinst.org/ssgf

1609 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-956-3696
Fax: 515-956-3699
E-mail: kilmer@krellinst.org
Web Address: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Contact: Program Coordinator: Lucille Kilmer

Posted by zzhu at 01:54 PM

September 22, 2008

NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowship Competition Now Open

Application Deadline: January 29, 2009

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for graduate students. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Fellowships are now available on www.borenawards.org.

Posted by zzhu at 03:06 PM

September 16, 2008

UTS China Research Centre: Post Doctoral Research Fellows (Media and Communications)

Ref: R010908

The UTS China Research Centre has 5 year fixed term vacancy for full-time Post Doctoral Research Fellows to work within their research team exploring the key issues of China's media and communications in the twenty-first century. Applications close 3 November 08.

For further information and to apply please follow the link:




Posted by zzhu at 02:02 PM

September 15, 2008

Telluride House Scholarship


Informational Meeting:
Wednesday, September 24th 6:00 PM Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Open House Dinner:
Tuesday, October 3rd 5:30PM
Telluride House (1735 Washtenaw Ave.-corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge)
RSVP at t-info@umich.edu

Fall 2008 Application Deadline: 9am Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
Applications available online at www.telluride-house.org

Contact t-info@umich.edu for more information or to be added to our
email list for prospective applicants!


Telluride house is a residential community at the University of
Michigan that offers full room and board scholarships to University
students, based on a selective application process. The scholarships,
renewable for up to five years, offer a unique living experience
filled with intellectual stimulation, challenging leadership
development opportunities, and a host of avenues for thoughtful
engagement in governance and community service. Past winners of the
Telluride scholarship include a diverse set of luminaries such as
philosopher Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, Nobel
prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg and World Bank President Paul

The house is located on the corner of Washtenaw and Cambridge, a short
walk from Central Campus. The thirty or so residents comprise students
ranging from freshmen to doctoral students from all over the
university, as well as a few visiting faculty guests from around the
world. Life at the house revolves around democratic self-governance,
an exciting intellectual environment that includes student and faculty
talks, and an annual service project planned and executed by
residents. The house is beautiful and spacious, with a fine library, a
talented and dedicated full-time chef, free cable, UM backbone
Internet access, and excellent recreational facilities.

Applications are available online at www.telluride-house.org and must
be received no later than 9AM October 21, 2008.

We will also be holding an informational dinner at the Telluride House
on October 3rd. This is a great chance to come and see the House as
well as meet some of the Housemembers.

Posted by zzhu at 04:41 PM

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you interested in a career with the Federal government? If so, you may want to consider the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is a leadership development program designed to attract to Federal service outstanding graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines at both the master’s and doctoral levels. PMF seeks students who have an interest in, and commitment to, a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. This rigorous two-year program includes 80 hours of training each year, challenging job rotations, accelerated promotions, and opportunities to network between Federal agencies.

Students are eligible to apply for the PMF class of 2008 if they meet the degree requirements for a graduate degree (master’s, law or doctorate) between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. Students may apply online beginning October 1 through October 15, 2008. Applicants must also connect with your school’s nominating coordinator to compete for your school’s nomination in the progam. For more information on the nomination process, contact Tom Lehker at The Career Center via email (tlehker@umich.edu) or at 734-764-7460.

If you’re interested in learning more about the PMF program, plan to attend:

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Information Session
Wednesday, September 24
12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building

Posted by zzhu at 04:16 PM

2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Competition

The National Science Foundation invites you to apply for the 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) competition. This program offers up to 3 years of graduate school support worth over $120,000 to each awardee - last year 913 awards were granted. Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one time $1,000 travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based Master’s and/or PhD degrees in NSF-supported science (including social science and psychology) and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply. The application process is currently open and closes early November 2008. We encourage interested applicants to visit www.nsf.gov/grfp/ or www.nsfgrfp.org for additional information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying. Interested applicants should strongly consider preparing their applications as early as possible to help increase their chances of winning.

The GRFP is sponsored by the NSF, which is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. NSF funding opportunities can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/. The NSF-GRFP Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (http://www.asee.org/fellowships).

Complete List of GRFP Supported Fields:

Posted by zzhu at 03:48 PM

September 12, 2008

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Woodrow Wilson Fellows are among a select group of scholars, on the leading edge of producing new and exciting works. The 2009 dissertation fellowships are The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (www.woodrow.org/newcombe) support the final
year of dissertation work for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible proposals have
religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious,
cultural or human rights questions. Please note that this year the stipend for the Newcombe Fellowship has
been raised to $24,000 for a twelve month period of dissertation writing. Approximately 29 non-renewable
fellowships will be awarded. The deadline is November 14, 2008.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies (www.woodrow.org/womens-studies) offer
awards for candidates doing original and significant research about gender that crosses disciplinary, regional,
or cultural boundaries. 2009 recipients will receive $3,000 to be used for expenses connected with the
dissertation, which may include travel, books, microfilming, taping and computer services.
Seven fellowships will be given, with recipients announced in late January 2009.
The deadline is October 13, 2008.

Posted by zzhu at 09:53 AM

September 05, 2008

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China: A Graduate Traineeship Program

NSF IGERT at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China"

A Graduate Traineeship Program Supported by the National Science Foundation

Exceptional students interested in interdisciplinary and international environmental study are invited to apply for an NSF IGERT PhD Traineeship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These traineeships have a generous stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

Meeting the major challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development requires understanding the interactions of biological, physical, social, and economic forces. IGERT trainees will address these issues by pursuing a PhD in one of over a dozen departments and participating in IGERT seminars, workshops, language training, and field research in the Himalayas of Yunnan, China - a "biodiversity hotspot." For more information and application
instructions, please visit www.swchina.wisc.edu. The application deadline for this program is January 30, 2008.

NOTE: UW-Madison is also home to a second IGERT program, Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE), focused on issues of vulnerability and sustainability of the global environment. The application deadline for this program is January 2, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.sage.wisc.edu/igert.

Posted by zzhu at 03:53 PM

August 15, 2008

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars Program

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program was established to identify and support outstanding scholars (recent PhDs and advanced graduate students) who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities or international institutions. They are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University.

Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either post-doctoral or final-stage dissertation research in their chosen fields or areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

For more information, please go to: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/academy_scholars_program.html

Posted by zzhu at 03:13 PM

East-West Center Undergrad/Grad Study Fellowships & Graduate Certificate Program

...Think you could actually LIVE in Hawaii AND STUDY?

For nearly half a century, the East-West Center has helped to build an Asia Pacific community, serving the region and the world through cooperative education, research and dealogue in critical issues of common concern.

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Study Fellowships

Eligibility and deadlines vary by each fellowship competition.

Graduate Certificate Program
Applications are also invited for participation in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

Opportunities for study at the East-West Center include:

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Study Fellowships

Designed for students from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. to participate in education and research programs in residence at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i.

Eligibility and deadlines vary by each fellowship competition.

Application materials for these international degree fellowship competitions are available at www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms.

Graduate Certificate Program

In addition to degree study fellowships, applications are invited for participation in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP), the center of excellente for leadership education in the Asia Pacific Region.

The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008.

Questions: email scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848

Phone: 808 944 7735
Fax: 8-8 944 7730
Email: scholarships@eastwestcenter.org

Posted by moyera at 11:51 AM

Lincoln Institute China Program International Fellowship

Wanted: Proposals addressing China's land market development, planning, local public finance and property taxation, and urban development and the poor.

Award: Funding for each approved project is between $25,000 and $30,000.

Deadling: September 15, 2008

Status: Open

Program on the People's Republic of China International Fellowship

As China continues its rapid development and urbanization, land policy and taxation issues are at the forefront of public policy debate.

The Lincolns Institute's China Program invites proposals addressing China's land market development, planning, local public finances and property taxation, and urban development and the poor.

Projects may address these issues through theoretical work and/or specific investigations. Empirical studies are highly encouraged.

Award & Eligibility

The Institute particularly invites proposals from scholars based outside of the People's Republic of China, as the China Program has a separate fellowship program for China's domestic scholars. However, successful projects in the past have often been conducted by teams of scholars from international institutions and Chinese universitites.

Funding for each approved project is between $25,000 and $30,000.

Deadline: September 15, 2008

China Program International Fellowship applications in electronic format are due September 15, 2008.

Application Guidelines

Please download the complete Application Guidelines for the China Program International Fellowship.


The electronic version of the entire application must be written in English using Microsoft Word. Format the application with margins for copying on 8.5 x 11-inch (letter-size) paper. Use page breaks for each separate section.


You must submit an electronic version of your application to jwhitehead@lincolninst.edu by September 15, 2008.

See Application Guidelines for more information.

Posted by moyera at 10:42 AM

July 02, 2008

Fulbright Awards in Chinese Studies 2009-2010

China: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Chi9117.htm

Hong Kong: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Soc9132.htm

Macao: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Hum9151.htm

Taiwan: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2009/award/Soc9170.htm

Posted by moyera at 01:33 PM

New Fulbright Scholar Award in Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Research in the Social Sciences for China Specialists

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2008
Start Date: Sept. 2008 or later, grant must be completed by Aug. 31, 2009
Status: Open

Purpose: To support young scholars seeking to extend their doctoral dissertations and prepare them for publication as a monograph or a series of articles for major journals. Applicant will give periodic seminars in area of research and may be asked to teach one course in area of specialization or to mentor graduate students.

Qualifications: Applicants who received their Ph.D. no more than three years before the time of application, or applicants who are in the last stage of completing their dissertations. Applicants who do not have their doctorate at the time of application must have received it by the time that the grant begins.

Language: Level of capability in Mandarin or a Chinese dialect appropriate to the project.

Eligible disciplines: political science, public administration, public policy, international relations, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, urban studies, social policy, social work

Host Institution: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Grantee may make short visits to China to collect data as part of the grant activities.

Length of Grant: 9 months to 12 months

Starting Date: September 2008 or later but grant must be completed by August 31, 2009

Benefit Package: A monthly stipend (HK$25,000), a housing subsidy (HK$6,000), international travel (HK$15,000) and a research allowance (HK$25,000) for travel and purchase of materials. Benefits will be paid in Hong Kong dollars.

Deadline: October 1, 2008

More information: For more information on this award and the Fulbright Scholar Program in Hong Kong, visit www.cies.org or contact David Adams, dadams@cies.iie.org or 202.686.4021

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 51, Washington, DC 20008-3009
Telephone: 202.686.7877
Fax: 202.362.3442
email: apprequest@cies.iie.org

Posted by moyera at 11:02 AM