CfA: The China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (Ashoka University and the Harvard-Yenching Institute)

Date of event:   30/08/2020 − 30/08/2020

Deadline: August 30, 2020

The China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, offered jointly by Ashoka University and the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) for recent PhDs in China Studies, is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to conduct a two-year study on China, extendable pending review and approval, under the guidance of established scholars and professors while teaching at top Indian universities.

The fully-funded fellowship is open to scholars who have completed PhDs anytime after 2011 with a specific focus on China (utilizing Chinese language sources) across various disciplines of humanities and social science. These include, but are not limited to, anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, international relations, language and literature, legal history, philosophy, political science, religion and sociology.

The founding cohort of the China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of as many as 10 scholars, placed across different universities within India. The fellowship will have both a research and a teaching component. The fellowship is extendable to an additional (third) year, which is conditional and based on the performance of the fellow in the first two years of the program.

The fellows will be selected and guided by our Fellowship Committee, which consists of the following distinguished China Studies scholars – Prof. Arunabh Ghosh, Prof. Mark Frazier, Prof. Selina Ho, Prof. Tansen Sen, Prof. Sreemati Chakrabarti, Prof. BR Deepak, and Prof. Jabin Jacob.

More details about the fellowship and application available on the Ashoka University website.

The application is currently live, and the deadline for scholars applying in round 2 is August 30, 2020.

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For more information about the fellowship, please visit the website here.