Confucius China Studies Program

Confucius China Studies Program

 

In order to foster deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, enable the prosperous growth   of   China   studies,   promote   the   sustainable   development   of Confucius Institutes, and enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters has set up the “Confucius China Studies Program”.

The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of

Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

For application, Please Contact the Confucius Institute at Brock University

Email: ci@brocku.ca

Tel: (905)688-5550x6013

 

I. Joint Ph.D. Fellowship

 

1. Purpose

 

Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities  to  come  to  China  for  study,  research  and  writing  of  their doctoral  dissertations.  Students  who  successfully complete  the program may receive Ph.D. degrees either from the foreign universities they registered or from both the Chinese and the foreign universities.

2. Duration

 

From six months to two years.

 

3. Eligibility

 

• Non-Chinese citizen;

 

• HSK test score level 3 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;

• Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;

• Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government

 

Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Program.


4. Application materials

 

• Ph.D. Study Certificate;

 

• Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;

 

• HSK transcript;

 

• Abstract of master's thesis or other academic publications;

 

• Abstract of doctoral dissertation;

 

• A research plan for the study in China;

 

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes.

5. How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

6. Assessment Process

 

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

7. Funding

 

• Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;

 

• Research  fund:  20,000  RMB per  year  (to  be reimbursed  against actual cost);

• Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);

• Tuition fees;

 

• Other support provided by the host Chinese university;

 

• Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China;


• Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;

 

• Group activities and cultural experience.

 

8. Schedule

 

• Correspondence review by expert panel in February;

 

• Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;

 

• Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;

 

• Enrolment in September or March every year.

  

Appendixes:

 

1.  List  of  Pilot  Chinese  Universities  for  Confucius  China  Studies

 

Program

 

2.  List  of  Proposed  Research  Topics  of  Confucius  China  Studies

 

Program

 

3. Application Form for Joint Ph.D. Fellowship


II. Ph.D. in China Fellowship

 

1. Purpose

 

Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

2. Duration

 

Normally from three to four years.

 

3. Eligibility

 

• Non-Chinese citizen;

 

• HSK test score level 5 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;

• Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;

• Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government

 

Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

 

4. Application materials

 

•   Recognized  transcripts  of  undergraduate  and  graduate  studies, diplomas and copies of all the documents above in Chinese;

• HSK transcript;

 

• Abstract of master’s thesis and other academic publications;

 

• A doctoral research statement;

 

• Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;

 

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from Confucius Institutes.

5. How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting


documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

6. Assessment Process

 

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

7. Funding

 

• Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;

 

• Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year (to be reimbursed against actual cost);

• One round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost) per year;

• Tuition fees;

 

• Other support provided by the host Chinese university;

 

• Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;

 

• Group activities and cultural experience.

 

8. Schedule

 

• Correspondence review by experts in February;

 

• Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;

 

• Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;

 

• Enrolment in September every year.

 

Appendixes:

 

1. List of Pilot Chinese Universities for Confucius China Studies

 

Program

 

2. List of Proposed Research  Topics of Confucius China Studies

 

Program

 

3. Application Form for Ph.D. in China Fellowship


III. “Understanding China” Fellowship

 

This fellowship consists of the following three categories:

 

1. “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China

 

1) Purpose and Eligibility

 

This program serves to support teachers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars with the credential of assistant professor (or equivalent) and above from foreign universities and academic institutes to undertake research with Chinese researchers in China.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens.

 

2) Duration

 

From two weeks to six months.

 

3) Application materials

 

• An invitation letter from a Chinese university (see Appendix 4);

 

• Summary of academic publications;

 

• A research statement for the visit;

 

• Passport information;

 

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.

4) How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.


5) Assessment

 

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

6) Funding

 

• 10000 RMB per month;

 

•  Round-trip  international  airfare  (economy  class,  to  be  reimbursed against actual cost);

• Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

 

7) Schedule

 

After a 3-months expert review, the admitted applicants will receive “Notice of Funding” from the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The according host Chinese universities will be informed simultaneously.

2. “Understanding China” Short-term Visit:

 

1) Purpose

 

The  “Understanding  China”  Short-term  Visit  program  serves  to support   senior   officials   from   government,   education   and   culture, non-governmental organizations and business.

2) Duration

 

From two weeks to two months.

 

3) Application materials

 

• Achievements and rewards;

 

• A statement of purpose for the visit;

 

• Passport information;

 

•Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.


4) How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

5) Assessment

 

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

6) Funding

 

• Accommodation and travel expenses in China;

 

• Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);

• Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

 

7) Schedule

 

After passing a correspondence review from our expert panel, the admitted applicants will receive “Notice of Funding” from the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

3. “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar:

 

1) Purpose and Eligibility

 

This program serves to support Chinese senior scholars to give credit courses on Chinese economics, business, finance, law, and culture etc. in foreign universities; scholars shall give lectures at Confucius Institutes in the host country or neighboring countries.

2) Duration

 

From 6 to 12 months. The duration could be extended at the request of the host country and the evaluation of performance accordingly.


3) Application materials

 

• Application form;

 

• Specifications of the credit courses.

 

4) How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

• The Headquarters shall select applicants from the candidates’ pool

 

or recruit new candidates at request.

 

• Scholars will be dispatched upon the approval of both Confucius

 

Institute and the Chinese university.

 

5) Funding

 

•Scholars     will      be     paid     according     to     the     standard    of

 

Government-sponsored teachers;

 

• Extra research grant will be given to the scholar when needed.

 

Appendixes:

 

1. Application Form for “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to

 

China

 

2. Application Form for “Understanding China” Short-term Visit

 

3. Application Form for “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting

 

Scholar

 

4.  List  of  Pilot  Chinese  Universities  for  Confucius  China  Studies

 

Program


IV. Young Leaders Fellowship

 

1. Purpose

 

1) Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China;

2) There are two ways in applying for the grant: (1) a plan will be made by the Headquarters and published at due time through www.hanban.org and ccsp.chinese.cn, applicants can apply accordingly; (2) applicants can make their own visit plan and submit it to the Headquarters;

3) Support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.

2. Duration

 

From two weeks to six months.

 

3. Eligibility

 

• Non-Chinese citizen;

 

• Normally under the age of 40;

 

• Being interested in public affairs, and aspired to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and other countries.

4. Application materials

 

• Application form;

 

• A letter of recommendation from the current employer and two from other referees;

• A statement of purpose for the visit;

 

• Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.


5. How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

6. Assessment Process

 

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

7. Funding

 

• Accommodation and travel expenses in China;

 

• Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);

• Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

 

Appendix: Application Form for Young Leaders Fellowship


V. International Conference Grant

 

1. Purpose

 

The International Conference Grant is aimed at supporting Confucius Institutes, universities, research institutes, and scholars to hold or attend international academic conferences on Sinology and/or China Studies.

2. How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

• Sponsors of conference shall submit application documents, including

 

the theme, scale, and budget of the conference.

 

• Participators of conference shall submit invitation of sponsors, outline for speech as well as budgets for accommodation, transportation, and registration fees for the conference.

3. Assessment Process

 

The application will be examined and reviewed by the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

4. Funding

 

• The accommodation and travel expenses of conference speakers;

 

• Registration fees;

 

• Publication fees of conference proceedings.

 

 

 

Appendix: Application Form for International Conference Grant


VI. Publication Grant

 

1. Purpose and Eligibility

 

Publication Grant supports foreign scholars to publish or translate relevant monographs, doctoral dissertations, or founding relevant academic journals on Sinology and/or China Studies.

The leading applicant must be non-Chinese citizen.

 

2. Application materials

 

• A brief description of the nature and scope of the publication project and its importance to the field;

• At least a 30-pages sample in Chinese;

 

• A budget;

 

• Letters of recommendation from at least 2 referees in the area of the proposal;

• Publisher contract or letter of intent from foreign publishers with a specified timeline for completion of the project.

3. How to apply

 

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

4. Funding

 

The grant covers expenses for editing, translation, publication, circulation and advertising. The exact expenses will be approved according to the application.

Appendix: Application Form for Publication Grant