ACLS Fellowship Applications Due November 4

American Council of Learned Studies

Job type: fellowship

Application deadline: November 4, 2015


Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studiesseeks 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. To address this situation, the program offers three competitions:

  • Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants, for graduate students  who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. They are not intended as extensions of the time devoted to basic research but to support the necessary steps to prepare for it. The grants are for graduate students—with a PhD 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 preparing or augmenting their PhD dissertation research for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects; and
  • Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times.

Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible.

This program is made possible by funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for postdoctoral fellowships.

For more information, please visit http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/

Posted: August 11, 2015