LRCCS Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Study of China

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is pleased to announce the 2017 LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships to support research in the study of China. This opportunity is open to scholars in the humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects. Two fellows will be selected for two-year terms.

Program requirements

  • The fellowship appointment begins in September 2017 and concludes in August 2019. Fellows must physically reside in the University of Michigan vicinity during the academic year and actively participate in the events and the intellectual life of the Center.
  • Each fellow is expected to give one presentation in the LRCCS Noon Lecture Series in the Winter academic term (January-April), be a guest-lecturer in at least one meeting of the Center’s interdisciplinary graduate seminar (CCS 501/CCS 502), and contribute to the greater Michigan community by mentoring or advising students.
  • The University of Michigan's China Understandings Today (CUT) Series reserves first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the fellowship appointment.

Stipend and benefits

  • Stipend for fellowship: $45,000 for each year of the fellowship appointment (two-year appointment).
  • Fellowship recipients and their dependents will be eligible for University of Michigan health-insurance and health-savings benefits.
  • Up to US$10,000 of research funding is available to each fellow during the post-doctoral appointment (budget submission required in order to begin use of funds).
  • While the fellowship does not require teaching, if a teaching opportunity is available, LRCCS will offer an additional teaching stipend.


  • Research topics can cover any historical period of China - including contemporary China - and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five (5) years beyond receipt of the PhD.
  • Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor).
  • University of Michigan doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.
Application date
1 Feb 2017
2 years
America United States Great Lakes
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 45.000/year + research funds