China Research Grant: The Domestic Dimension Of International Affairs
The Asia Foundation awards a competitive grant to junior professors or post-doctoral fellows based at American universities to conduct research for a period of approximately three to five months in China. The grant enables the selected participants to deepen their understanding and thinking on China’s place in the world and its policies that have international ramifications. Read the program handout.
The application form period closed on March 31, 2015.
This grant program addresses the need for more American scholars to conduct academic research in China to inform understanding of ongoing developments in various sectors in the country. The program seeks to foster the professional development of young academics through on-the-ground study of domestic concerns with linkages to international challenges that could lead to a publication and help with career advancement in American academia.
ARRANGEMENTS IN CHINA
The Foundation’s Beijing office will assist in finalizing placement arrangements between the successful candidates and the Chinese host institutions, taking into account the participants’ existing contacts and knowledge of Chinese professor(s) who could mentor or collaborate on his/her proposed research.
A three to five month period that begins before August, 2016. Specific dates will be determined in consultation with the selected candidates.
The awards will cover round-trip international economy class airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, and travel costs in China.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Applicants should be junior professors or post-doctoral fellows whose professional interests focus on the domestic dimensions of Chinese foreign policy. Specific eligibility requirements include:
- Proven interest and past study on China and/or East Asian affairs (priority will be given to applicants who identify possible host institutions and collaborating research professors)
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, including potential to contribute to policy formulation directly or indirectly, affecting the U.S.-China relationship
- Outstanding academic and research record
- Received doctoral degree within the past ten years
- U.S. citizenship
Application form and supporting documents should be submitted to Mr. Gerald Martin in The Asia Foundation’s San Francisco Office by March 31, 2015.
Download China Research Grant Application Form 2015
Completed application materials may be emailed to Gerald.Martin@asiafoundation.org (Subject Line: "China Research Grant Application") or sent by mail to:
Attn: Gerald Martin, Director
Asian American Exchange
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
For further questions, please contact:
Director, Asian American Exchange