September 19, 2013

Applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies now available online

Applications are now available online for Pre-dissertation grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the second competition of the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies.

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in the U.S. through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation.

Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one -- to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research;

Postdoctoral Fellowships, for scholars who are revising their Ph.D. dissertations for publication or embarking on new research projects.

The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013.

To start your application register at or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the program’s page.

More information on the program may be found on the ACLS website at

Please send all inquiries to chinastudies[at]acls[dot]org.

American Council of Learned Societies

Posted by zzhu at 11:06 AM

March 14, 2009

Research grant program, Taiwan National Central Library’s Center for Chinese Studies

This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies.

Assistance provided by the CCS includes subsidies of research expenses, research materials service, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc.

Research tenure is three months to one year.

Applications should be submitted to the CCS by May 31 of each year before the year in which grants are intended to be used; notification of the CCS’s decision will be given by the end of August of the same year after a careful review.
Applications should include the following documents:
1) Application form
2) Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
3) Research plan
4) Letter(s) of recommendation

Grantees are entitled to travel subsidies and research subsidies.
Eligibility for travel subsidies is restricted to foreign scholars who currently reside abroad; those already in Taiwan are not eligible.

Subsidies available under the Research Grant Program are as follows:
1) Travel subsidies: One direct round trip economy class air ticket from the domicile of the grantee to Taipei will be provided by the CCS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon the grantee’s arrival in Taiwan on the basis of the ticket stub and receipt.
2) Research subsidies: To be paid at the beginning of each month and divided into four levels: professor, associate professor, assistant professor, and doctoral candidate.

Researchers at academic/research institutes will also receive grants according to the above scale. The actual amount of research subsidies is determined by the CCS and any adjustments to those amounts will be decided upon by the CCS Advisory Committee.

Any questions should be addressed to Application form and additional information can be found at

Posted by zzhu at 08:20 AM

November 04, 2008

USC U.S.-China Institute 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting edge, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, professional development seminars, and timely public lectures, symposia, screenings, and exhibitions.

The Institute will select and support two postdoctoral fellows in 2009-2010. We invite applications from scholars who specialize in U.S.-China relations, very broadly conceived, or on an issue in contemporary China that is likely to affect U.S.-China relations. Consideration will be given to applicants in all areas, but we are especially eager to encourage applications from scholars focusing on topics such as energy, the environment, investment, new media, film and television, soft power, migration, ethno-religious issues, and identity. Fellows will be encouraged to work with the Institute’s affiliated faculty and with others at the university.

The competition is open to junior scholars: those who received a Ph.D. within the last 3 years or who will have defended a dissertation by August 2009. No English tests are required. Applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, business, law, and communications are encouraged.

Applicants will be evaluated on the bases of academic achievements and promise, publications and previous work experience, the quality of the research proposal, and the applicant’s potential for making significant scholarly contributions. Awards will be announced in Spring 2009.

The Center will provide a stipend, office space, USC library privileges, health insurance, $1,000 towards moving expenses, and computer support.

Applicants must submit: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 5-7 page research proposal, 3) a list of publications (when applicable), 4) a graduate transcript, and 5) 3 (three) confidential letters of recommendation. Applications without a research proposal will not be considered. The letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the office by the referee. Applications must be in English.

Application materials must be postmarked on or before January 28, 2009.

USC U.S. – China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa Street
FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America

Posted by zzhu at 04:50 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 ( 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 ( 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

August 14, 2008

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Planning to visit Taiwan this fall?

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is offering a research grant for researchers or professors planning to visit Taiwan or conduct research related to Taiwan.

Deadline: Research must be completed by November 30, 2008
Start Date: Applicants will be notified one month after submission.
Status: Open

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago is offering a research grant for researchers or professors planning to visit Taiwan or conduct research related to Taiwan.

Each grant recipient is furnished with a round trip airfare to Taiwan and a USD daily stipend for three weeks.

Applicants should submit a proposal, an itinerary of his/her visit, a completed application form, and a letter of approval from their university or affiliated institute and must complete their research by November 30, 2008.

Applicants will be notified of the result one month after submitting their application. For more information, please contact:

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Telephone: 312 616 0805

Posted by moyera at 04:49 PM