Fellowships and Awards
Annual Competitive Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students
The Center for Chinese Studies announces its 2014-2015 fellowship competition for continuing graduate students in Chinese studies.
The Center for Chinese Studies offers annual competitive fellowships for continuing graduate students in Chinese studies. There are six distinct awards: Republic of China East Asian Fellowships, Summer Research Grants, Liu Dissertation Research Fellowships, the Joseph R. Levenson Chinese Studies Awards, the Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Fellowship in Chinese Studies and the Pamela, and Kenneth Fong Graduate Student Fellowships. Students may apply for more than one CCS award.
All documents must be received (not postmarked) by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Late applications will not be considered. Please mail early to ensure that your application is received on time.
Fellowship for Undergraduate Students
The Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies is funded through the Anne H. Scott Endowment in Chinese Studies at IEAS, a gift of Hugh A. Scott in memory of his late wife, Anne H. Scott (née Anne Hanrahan), and her dedication to Chinese historical studies. The Scholarship supports an undergraduate student emphasizing Chinese studies at UC Berkeley. It is intended to assist students who have studied the Chinese language who wish to use their language training to study Chinese history or culture, or to translate historical texts. For 2014‑15, two awards of $3000 are available.
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The application deadline for the 2014‑2015 award is Friday, March 14, 2014.
The Republic of China East Asian Fellowships
The Republic of China East Asian Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Ministry of Education, Republic of China, Taiwan. Open to men and women regardless of race, creed or national origin, these fellowships are designed to support graduate research on East Asia, with a preference for Taiwan Studies. Students who plan to travel to Taiwan to conduct research in libraries, universities, and archives are also encouraged to apply. For academic year 2014-2015, a limited number of fellowships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded.
Ad Hoc Travel Grants for Graduate Students
Graduate students who plan short-term travel, especially to present a paper at a conference, are invited to apply for an Ad Hoc Travel Grant to help pay for some portion of their travel expenses. There is no deadline to apply. Applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include a brief proposal and a budget.
Liu Graduate Research Fellowships in Chinese Studies
The Liu Graduate Research Fellowships in Chinese Studies are supported by an endowment from Richard S. Liu, Chairman of Superior Holdings Limited, Hong Kong. The Liu Graduate Research Fellowships in Chinese Studies support research in the greater China region, including Hong Kong and/or Taiwan, etc., for advanced graduate students with doctoral projects in the social sciences and humanities on broadly defined areas of Chinese culture, history, and society. The Liu Fellowships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and superior research plans. Within these parameters, the fellowships will be distributed as widely as possible across disciplines.
Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Fellowship in Chinese Studies
The Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Fellowships in Chinese Studies are made possible through a generous gift by the family of Elvera Kwang Siam Lim, to honor her dedication to academic excellence. Learn more about Ms. Lim here.
These awards provide support to continuing doctoral students who have completed at least one year of coursework, and who can demonstrate academic excellence in Chinese studies. The award will be paid over two years, with recipients receiving approximately $4,500 the first year, and $5,500 the second year. Preference will be given to candidates whose high school and/or undergraduate degrees were granted by schools or colleges in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China, or the surrounding region. The recipient of this fellowship is expected to be enrolled at Berkeley, or on approved filing status, during the academic years for which they receive awards.
The Joseph R. Levenson Chinese Studies Award
The Joseph R. Levenson Chinese Studies Award is made in memory of the late Joseph R. Levenson, Sather Professor of History from 1965 to 1969, through the contributions of his colleagues, students, friends, and family. This award supports graduate students in Chinese studies who have not yet passed the Ph.D. qualifying examinations and who can demonstrate superior ability, a strong commitment to Chinese studies, and the need for financial assistance.
Pamela and Kenneth Fong Graduate Student Fellowships
The Pamela and Kenneth Fong Graduate Student Fellowship supports graduate students whose research interests focus on health care, vision care and social welfare relevant to the Greater China region. The Fellowship was established in 2009 by a generous gift from Pamela and Kenneth Fong as part of the Pamela and Kenneth Fong Chair in Optometry and Health Care in the School of Optometry. Professor of Vision Science and Optometry Xiaohua Gong (http://optometry.berkeley.edu/faculty/xiaohua-gong-phd) was appointed to the Chair in January 2010. Proceeds of the endowment made available for graduate student support in health care, vision care and social welfare are administered by the Center for Chinese Studies. For the 2014-2015 academic year, up to two fellowships of $11,000 will be awarded.
- Learn more about Pamela and Kenneth Fong here.
- Learn about the 2013-14 fellowship recipients here.
- Learn about the 2012-13 fellowship recipients here.
- Learn about the 2011-12 fellowship recipients here.
CCS Summer Research Grants
Summer Research Grants support graduate students to conduct preliminary Ph.D. research in China, Hong Kong, and/or Taiwan during the summer break. Recipients must be registered and in good standing during the previous spring semester.
Each academic year the Center makes modest research funds available to Berkeley faculty whose research concentrates in whole or in part on China. Funds are allocated based on the strength of the research proposal submitted, and the total amount of funding available. Possible uses for these grants include hiring of GSIs, purchase of research-related supplies, and reimbursement of research-related travel expenses. Announcements and applications are sent out in late May or early June for the following academic year.
The Center welcomes UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students to make funding requests to hold workshops or conferences focusing on China. Award amounts will vary according to the conference size and availability of funds. Proposals are accepted year-round, and evaluated on a first-come first-served basis.
Advanced Research Workshop on Contemporary Chinese History (closed)
The Center for PRC History, East China Normal University, the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University are pleased to jointly offer the "Advanced Research Workshop on Contemporary Chinese History" focusing on China's archival and social history materials centering upon the first years and decades of the founding of the PRC. The purpose of the workshop is to promote a comprehensive study of the history of China across the 1949 divide, train young scholars of talent, and explore the rich archival materials that have come to light.
Application deadline: December 1, 2011
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