The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships. These fellowships support scholars in preparing their PhD dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research project. Travel to and research in China is required for this program. The award may be used for writing in the United States. However, the writing must be based on research conducted in China by the applicant, either in the past or during the fellowship period. Application deadline is October 1, 2014.
Study Subject(s): The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods.
Course Level: Fellowships support scholars in preparing their PhD dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects.
Scholarship Provider: Henry Luce Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities
Scholarship can be taken at: China (The award may be used for writing in the United States. However, the writing must be based on research conducted in China by the applicant, either in the past or during the fellowship period.)
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-An applicant must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada or be a U.S. or Canadian citizen with a PhD from any institution. The PhD degree must be completed by October 1, 2014 (including defense and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2015. (If the date of conferral is after the application deadline, the application must include an institutional statement attesting that all requirements for the PhD have been fulfilled. Successful applicants will be asked to submit proof of conferral.)
-An applicant who is not a U.S. or Canadian citizen must have an affiliation with a university or college in the United States or Canada.
-An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2006.
-A working knowledge of Chinese is required.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US or Canadian citizens are eligible for these postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America 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 and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation. Postdoctoral Fellowships, supporting scholars in preparing their PhD dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): ACLS postdoctoral fellowship is for two consecutive semesters of time released from teaching. Fellowship to begin between June 2015 to September 2016 (Shorter periods—minimum one semester—will have stipends pro-rated).
What does it cover? The value of ACLS postdoctoral fellowship is up to $50,000. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed the 125% of the fellow’s academic annual salary. There is no financial support for dependents.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:
-The research design and intellectual organization of the project;
-The importance of proposed research in the context of existing literature, which must be identified;
-The ability of the applicant to accomplish the proposed research, based on academic training and success of previous research projects; and
-The feasibility of the plan of work.
Notification: Notifications will be sent in May 2015.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for application is October 1, 2014.