China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline Extended

Call For Applications

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 their PhD anytime after 2012 or will complete their PhD by end of Spring 2021 Semester, with their research specifically focused 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 fully-funded fellowship is also open to scholars of China Studies currently teaching courses on China at Indian Universities who wish to pursue novel research on China through the fellowship grant and become a part of the China Studies ecosystem in India while continuing their teaching engagement at their respective universities.
The second cohort of the China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of as many as 6 scholars, placed across different universities within India starting from as early as Spring 2022 semester. 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.

Applicants can begin their applications through this page –

More details about the fellowship and application available on the Ashoka University website. The deadline for applicants applying in round 1 is August 31, 2021.

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A graphic providing details on the fellowship which are also available on the Ashoka University website