International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization Visiting Scholars Program
The International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC) at Fudan University is pleased to announce the ICSCC Visiting Scholars Program. Officially established in March, 2012, the ICSCC is a platform for research in the advancement of new approaches to studies on Chinese civilization and cross-cultrual exchange among global academic community. Supported by Fudan’s strength in the humanities, ICSCC strives to create a resident research community to engage in research projects concerning Chinese civilization.Through on-campus lectures, small-scale workshops, and publishing opportunities, ICSCC will constitute a comprehensive and multilevel system of exchange between visiting and local scholars.
ICSCC’s Visiting Scholars Program is intended for qualified young scholars from outside of China who are at the early or middle stages of their academic careers with a proposed focus on Chinese civilization. Successful applicants will receive support to pursue independent research while in residence at Fudan. They are expected to make at least one presentation on individual research topic and lead one workshop in collaboration with Fudan and non-Fudan faculty members and scholars. Projects funded under the program are expected to result in publications in Chinese.
Applicants must be under 50 years of age.
Applicants should have received the doctoral degree and hold a faculty position at a recognized university or be a regular member at an established research institution outside of China.
Applicants should conduct research relevant to Chinese civilization, preferably traditional Chinese civilization.
Each year, the ICSCC invites up to 12 visiting scholars from overseas to conduct research at Fudan University for periods of 1, 3, or 6 months (Please note that scholars with foreign passports are strongly recommended to apply for a stay under 90 days according to the visa application regulation of PRC).
The Center shall provide visiting scholars with one-time round-trip traveling expenses (standard economy-class airline price), as well as standard and reasonable living stipends and accommodations for the duration of the visit.
The Center shall provide an on-campus research office with computer printing facilities, and access to books and reference materialsin Fudan libraries.
Local liaison. Visiting scholars should collaborate with a local scholar. If the local scholar is from outside of Fudan, the Center shall arrange a Fudan scholar in a similar field of study to act as liaison.
Workshop. Visiting scholars should lead one workshop in collaboration with Fudan and non-Fudan faculty members and scholars. The workshop should be no longer than one week’s duration. Besides the organizers, each workshop opens 8-10 places for scholars engaged in related field of research. Travel expenses and room and board for workshop participants from outside the area (includingoversea areas) will be covered by the ICSCC. Workshop papers may be selected by the ICSCC for translation and publication.
Presentation and Final Report. Visiting scholars should make at least one presentation on individual research topic andcomplete one academic report on the same topic at the conclusion of the program. Report manuscript can be submitted in English or Chinese. The ICSCC will have it translated into Chinese if it is to be included in the ICSCC “Overseas Scholars China Research” series.
The Center issues a call for proposals, and accepts applications. Then, it gathers application materials and the Executive Board begins preliminary selection, distributing applications to relevant experts for review, requiring interviews when necessary. Final acceptance decisions are made by the Academic Board based on applicants’ circumstances and review results.
Applications should consist of the following:
- Application cover page: project title and full contact information for applicant, including name, title, contact information (email, telephone, postal mailing address);
- Curriculum vitae, including education background and research experience, as well as published academic achievements;
- Passport Scan or detailed passport info;
- Description of research proposal (minimum 3000 characters if in Chinese, 5 pages, single spaced, if in English);
- Two recommendation letters written by experts in relevant fields of study.
The above application materials may be written in Chinese or English. At the moment, the Center cannot accept materials written in other languages.
The ICSCC Visiting Scholar Program is a long term program that runs through the whole academic year. We receive application all year round, and will process the application by April 30 and October 31.
Applications should be sent by email to Ms. HUANG Chen, Program Co-ordinator, the ICSCC at Fudan. Questions about the program or the application procedures may also be directed to her.