An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies at Harvard

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships have historically supported junior scholars in any discipline. Postdoctoral fellows are chosen from a competitive selection process. They spend one year at the Fairbank Center working on a book manuscript or articles. In addition, they deliver research presentations to the Fairbank Center community, mentor the Center’s graduate students, and, at times, teach courses in a department.

2018-2019 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.  Applications are invited from scholars in any academic discipline, working on contemporary China or any period of Chinese history.  Fellows will pursue their own research and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences.  However, applications are also welcome from scholars in other fields.  A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required.

The fellowship period is from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship. Holders of a Harvard University doctoral degree are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in the application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification.  If awarded the fellowship, the scholar must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a diploma, certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution, or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by no later than August 1, 2018.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $60,000 and includes health insurance benefits. Fellows must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

Application date
14 Feb 2018
Date of residence
1 Aug 2018 to 31 Jul 2019
America United States New England
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Environmental Sciences
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 60.000