Confucius China Studies Research Ph.D. Fellowship and Ph.D. in China Fellowship

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the second year of the Confucius China Studies Program Fellowships.

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship, a new program under the CCSP umbrella and administered by IIE, provides funding to students holding a master’s degree in a China related field who wish to earn their doctorate at a Chinese institution. Funding is normally available for three to four years.

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship, entering its second year through IIE, will again offer generous funding to students in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences. Successful applicants will be supported for a period of at least six months to up to two years.

Both fellowships, sponsored by Hanban, offer support to students attending one of 15 participating universities in China.

Information Session Webinars

To learn more about these fellowship opportunities, you are invited to attend one of two upcoming webinars IIE will be hosting this semester. Interested applicants, faculty, and advisers are encouraged to register.

The first webinar will be on Tuesday, November 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 Eastern Time, and you can register for this session here.

The second webinar will be on Wednesday, December 2 from 3:00 – 4:00 Eastern Time. Registration for this session can be found here.

Note that both webinars will cover the same information, and will have a Q&A session.

In these webinars, we will cover the basics of the CCSP Fellowships, such as application details and eligibility, as well as award benefits, which include:

  • An annual living stipend (80,000 RMB)
  • An annual research stipend (20,000 RMB)
  • Chinese university tuition
  • Airfare coverage to and from China
  • Insurance
  • Coverage of costs associated with a pre-departure orientation at IIE’s central office in New York
  • Airfare coverage for a research visit to China by the recipient’s home university advisor (Research Ph.D. Fellowship only.)

To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S.  institution (Research Ph.D. applicants only; a terminal master’s program does not meet this requirement)
  • Have completed, or will complete by the start of the fellowship, a master’s degree with a focus on China (Ph.D. in China Fellowship applicants only.)
  • Have an HSK score of at least level 5 (Ph.D. in China Fellowship applicants only)
  • Have an academic focus on China in the arts, education, humanities, or social sciences
  • Are not a citizen of Mainland China or Taiwan
  • Those with extensive experience in China during their pre-university years will generally not be  competitive applicants

All materials must be submitted and received by the February 15, 2016 deadline (not postmarked), and candidates will be notified of the results of their application in April, 2016, with grants set to begin no earlier than fall 2016.

For more information on the award package, eligibility, timeline, and the application itself, please see: