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

Deadline: Various

A program of the Henry Luce Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, the Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States through fellowships and grants primarily for scholars early in their careers.

The program offers three competitions:

1) Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China are designed to enable doctoral candidates to spend three to four months in 2013 gaining familiarity with work under way in archives and field sites in China and to establish formal and informal relations with Chinese institutions and colleagues in preparation for subsequent full-time research in China. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a university in the U.S. and must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation by June 1, 2013. Grants provide $5,000 for costs associated with travel to China (air and ground transportation, visas, and living expenses). (Deadline: November 15, 2012.)

2) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for scholars in preparing their Ph.D. dissertation research for publication or in embarking on new research projects. Funding supports work based on the applicant’s research in China that aims to produce a scholarly text in English. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. from any institution. The Ph.D. degree must be completed by November 15, 2012, and conferred by May 31, 2013. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen must have an affiliation with a university or college in the U.S. The applicant’s Ph.D. degree must have been conferred no more than eight years before the application deadline. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Fellowships provide up to $45,000 for a maximum of one academic year and minimum of one semester (beginning from June 2013 to September 2014). Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. (Deadline: November 15, 2012.)

3) Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants of up to $15,000 provide 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. Awards may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Workshops must bring together scholars who would not otherwise have the opportunity to work together. Workshops must be held between June 1, 2013, and September 2014. Each member of the organizing team must hold a Ph.D. from an institution in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. from any institution. Workshops must be held at a location in the U.S. (Deadline: January 14, 2013.)

Visit the ACLS Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

Link to complete RFP.

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