The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
Early Career Fellowships in China Studies
Now Accepting Applications
For the 2021-22 Fellowship Competition
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites scholars seeking funds for research and writing to apply for the Henry Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies.
In cooperation with the Henry Luce Foundation, ACLS has embarked on a three-year bridging initiative to reassess and reconfigure the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies. We will convene scholars at all ranks, higher education leaders, journalists, and other readers of research and writing on China to re-imagine and transform our program to meet the needs of China studies in the 21st century.
Fellowships in 2021-22 will support research and writing that have clear relevance for curriculum development. An intensive retreat on the future of the field, on progress of fellowship projects, and on their curricular implications will be held in June 2022.
Fellowships are financially supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue reading
Postdoctoral Fellowship In East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies And The Problem Of Crisis
The East Asian Studies Center, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” Applicants should have earned a PhD within the last three years (2018 or later) in any field related to Slavic, East Asian or Comparative Studies, broadly defined. While the specific topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to work in both geographic regions and connect to the larger theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History.”
The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches. The fellow is expected to present a lecture or seminar in the CHR Crisis series in the spring of 2022. This is a one-year appointment and includes an annual stipend of $55,000, benefits, up to $2,000 in relocation costs and a research fund of $1,000. Continue reading
The Center for Language Education and Cooperation in China’s Ministry of Education has been running its “China Study Program” (CSP) since 2013 and has supported more than 600 students with their studies and research. The fellowship program supports talented overseas students in the humanities and social sciences, whose research interests are related to Sinology or China Studies. As the Secretariat of the Expert Committee of the China Studies Program based at Renmin University of China, we are writing to introduce the program to you, and hope that you may encourage students to apply.
CSP provides individualized training programs for each candidate and offers generous fellowships to cover the cost of research, fieldwork, and living expenses in China. By offering opportunities for collaboration with prestigious professors in key universities in China, this program brings in-depth learning and research opportunities. Ph.D. candidates registered in an overseas university are eligible to apply for a “Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship”, and those who have obtained a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in China may apply for the “Ph.D. Program in China”.
The application for the 2021 CSP Fellowship is now open and will remain open until Feb 28, 2021. Please visit this website for detailed information: http://csp.chinese.cn/myDoip/login.html. All applicants will be evaluated once applications close. Continue reading
2021-22 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-22 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.
Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.
A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required.
Applicants with Ph.D.s may not be more than 5 years beyond its receipt at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.
Total stipend for one year: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support.
For program and application details, please see:
Application deadline: March 1, 2021
2021-2022 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.
This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on Meaningful Ageing and End of Life in China: A Multidisciplinary US-China Collaboration. This research group will be led by Professors Winnie Yip (T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Arthur Kleinman (Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Harvard Medical School). The primary objective of this research group is to conduct in-depth study and analyses in order to understand what constitutes a meaningful life for older people in China and what policies and actions can be designed to advance that objective. We will adopt an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, drawing on experiences and lessons from other relevant countries. Examples of questions to be examined include: What does purpose/meaning-driven aging mean and how does it manifest in the context of Chinese culture, ethics and social values? What kind of care system should policymakers be considering (e.g., palliative care, other forms of end of life care) in integrating medical care with socially and culturally meaningful support? What is the role of social technology in communicating and intervening in the perceived worth of elders experiences of living? What is the role of the government versus the market in financing and delivering an eldercare system that suits the preferences of the Chinese elderly? How do we guide urban planning and housing policies so as to enhance social and cultural values in a physical environment for elders who reside either in institutions or residences? Continue reading
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) has funds available to support small grants for members working on China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia. The CIAC Small Grants program is supported with generous funding from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF), as well as from independent donations from AAS members which are currently in the process of being solicited. We are typically able to award approximately 20 – 25 CIAC Small Grants annually (and we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).
Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, travel for translation projects, conference and seminar organization, specialist or regional newsletters, and website development. Travel to conferences and book subventions are explicitly excluded, unfortunately.
Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars whose research concerns China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, lecturers, librarians, translators, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years. Continue reading
I’m forwarding this appeal for support for the Fulbright China Program, which the Trump administration seeks to end. I encourage you to join in.–Kirk
For those of who you don’t know me, my name’s Ned Downie, and I was a 2017-18 Fulbright at Yunnan University, studying Chinese investment in energy and agriculture in Southeast Asia. You all may have heard the recent announcement from the current administration that it wants to terminate Fulbright China/Hong Kong (exec order here, news coverage here). If you’re like me, the Fulbright was a hugely valuable opportunity for you: helping advance your research, getting to know new sides of China, making lifelong friendships, and much more.
I’m asking you to speak up on Fulbright China/HK’s behalf! There’s ongoing organizing by Fulbright China/HK grantees and alums: Here’s how you can help:
Spread the Word:
Sign this petition put together by current grantees / alums / Fulbright Lotus (a diversity initiative by and for Asian Fulbrighters). We’ve got 500+ signatures and counting — anyone can sign, not just Fulbrighters, so share it with your networks! Continue reading
2020-21 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.
This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology).
A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. by August 1, 2020 at the latest. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible. If you have not received your degree at the time of application, your dissertation adviser must submit the Adviser Confirmation Form by January 22, 2020.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Fellowship Period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Total stipend: $60,000
Health insurance benefits and $1000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow. Continue reading
APPLICATIONS FOR PHD POSITIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Two PhD student positions (f*m) for research, one on China, one on Rwanda
(full-time, 40h per week)
The Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria’s leading non‐university research facility, is now offering two PhD student positions (f*m) for research on China/Rwanda (full-time, 40h per week) in the project “Globalized Memorial Museums – Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals” (GMM) for a duration of 42 months (3,5 years) each, starting from 1 September, 2020 (earlier if agreed upon).
The five‐year GMM project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 816784) and is headed by Ljiljana Radonić (ÖAW). It examines 50 memorial museums dealing with the WWII period in the US, Israel, Europe, China, and Japan; and genocides in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. This first global typology of memorial museums challenges the concept of ‘universal memory’ and the notion that memorial museums constitute a globalized space of communication and negotiation.
- A Master’s degree, or the equivalent, in culture studies, history, political science, Chinese or African studies or similar fields
- Interest in interdisciplinary research, memorialization and musealization processes
- Previous research on memory culture and politics in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second
- Fluent knowledge of English and standard Chinese for the first position, English and Kinyarwanda (and/or French) for the second position
The annual gross salary will be EUR 40.364,80 for the full‐time PhD student positions at the ÖAW, according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The PhD students will be based in Vienna. While the PhD will involve conducting research for the project on memorial museums in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second position, the candidate will be given independence to develop their own research question(s) and work towards an original project. If feasible, the PhD students will enroll at the University of Vienna supervised by Ljiljana Radonić at the Department of Political Science and co‐mentored by advisory board members – Kirk Denton from Ohio State University, in the case of China, and Rachel Ibreck from Goldsmiths, University of London, in the case of Rwanda. Other arrangements are also possible. For example, the student could work for the GMM project after finishing courses and comprehensive exams and remaining enrolled in a PhD program in the US as long as the dissertation topic overlaps with GMM. The field trips to China/Rwanda, conference travel, and research materials will be paid by the GMM project. Continue reading
I would like to draw the attention of the MCLC list subscribers to the following PhD and postdoc vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in a new project on the rise of private museums in the Netherlands, United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Assistant professor in sociology of China
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. It seeks a scholar whose research and publications investigate the migration of peoples and technologies across Asia, especially those whose work illuminates migrant experiences invisible to projects that take the nation as their frame of reference. We anticipate the selection of a scholar who focuses on contested or shared regions (such as Hong Kong, Okinawa, or Kashmir), cultural practices that cross political, ethnic and linguistic borders (visual culture, texts in translation, the Chinese character), and non-national histories of movement and affiliation (like Uyghur, Tibetan, or Rohingya). The geographic focus of research in Asia is open; an ideal candidate will have multiple research languages. All candidates must have been awarded their Ph.D. in 2018, 2019, or expect it to be conferred no later than August 1st, 2020.
Taylor Fellows are appointed for two years and are expected to teach three courses during that time, one course each in the first three semesters, with the last semester completely free for research and writing. For more information and to apply, please visit the full announcement at our departmental website.
Associate Professor of Chinese Literature
Source: American Literary Translators Association Blog (8/20/19)
Meet the 2020 Emerging Translator Mentorship Program Mentors!
Clockwise from top left: Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Mara Faye Lethem, Marian Schwartz, Jennifer Feeley
ALTA is delighted to introduce the 2020 Emerging Translator Mentorship Program mentors! The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. ALTA’s Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette. This applications for the 2020 mentorship program cycle will open September 9 on our Submittable page. Continue reading
Please consider applying to the 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program at the ANU Humanities Research Centre.
I had a great experience there in the summer of 2017 and would highly recommend anyone in the modern China field interested in connecting with humanities scholars worldwide to apply.
Call for Applications: 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program, ANU Humanities Research Centre
I write to you as a former or current Visiting Fellow of the HRC to ask for your help circulating the call for applications for our 2020 Visiting Fellowships to anyone you know who may be interested in the opportunity.
The theme for 2019 which will be addressed in the application is ‘Liberalism(s)’. (More information on the theme can be found here.) Continue reading
Call for Applications: 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program
The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.
This is a friendly reminder that the University of Sydney’s 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program will close for applications on Friday 3 May 2019.
The 2018 and 2019 programme have been very successful, and we are keen that this opportunity for 2020 reaches out to as many colleagues internationally as possible, so we would be grateful if you could circulate this to your networks.
The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:
- Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture or translation studies.
- Sydney China Fellowship will host scholars at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, ‘minorities’, as well as comparative or global perspectives).
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Performance Cultures
The East Asian Languages and Cultures and Performing Arts Departments at Washington University in St. Louis seek to fill a post-doctoral appointment to begin in the 2019-20 academic year in the field of Chinese performance cultures, including the Republic of China in Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese diaspora. We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in the history and practice of dance, drama, and/or film.The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching a two-semester freshman seminar in our Ampersand program (which includes a trip to Taiwan), as well as a third course related to the candidate’s research.
Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; a documented record of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of recommendation.
Washington University especially encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and disabled individuals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2014 and before July 1, 2019. Applications should be emailed to Professor Lingchei Letty Chen, Chair, EALC-PAD Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by May 10, 2019. Continue reading