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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Offers Support for Early Career Scholars

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. To address this situation, the program will offer three competitions:
  • 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, supporting scholars in preparing their Ph.D. dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects; and
  • Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, providing opportunities for scholars of different disciplines to share in-depth investigation of texts that are 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.
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.
- See more at: http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#sthash.GaALqLON.dpuf 

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