CfA: Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies (American Council of Learned Societies – ACLA)

Date of event:   02/11/2020 − 02/11/2020

Application deadline: 2 November 2020 (9 pm Eastern Standard Time)

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies, in its ninth year seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships 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 after the dissertation.

Early Career Fellowships (formerly “postdoctoral fellowships”), support pre-tenure scholars in the humanities and the humanities-related social sciences who are preparing their PhD dissertations for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects. Fellowships are financially supported by the Henry Luce Foundation with additional funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Early Career fellowships support research and writing with a priority given to proposals based on the applicant’s research in China. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. Research may also be conducted on Chinese culture and society outside these areas, as required by the research plan. However, diaspora studies are not eligible (e.g., the history of Chinese in America is not eligible). Proposals must reflect an understanding of the contemporary Chinese academic and research environment.

Funds are provided for a maxiumum of two consecutive semesters released from teaching (a minimum of one semester), during which the Fellow must devote full time to the project. The stipend will be prorated if the fellowship is undertaken for less than nine months. The fellowship period must begin between June 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022.

Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 pm Eastern Standard Time, November 2, 2020. Notifications will be sent by May 2021. Please email with questions.

For more information please see the website here.