The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) helps decision-makers better understand Asia and craft concrete, actionable policy and believes that to formulate more effective policy, the United States needs to train a new generation of scholars who are equipped with a deep understanding of contemporary Chinese politics, culture, and language. The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) addresses these needs by providing fellowships to American Ph.D. students so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training at an institution of the fellow’s choice, generally in China or Taiwan. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses at a graduate student level, including tuition, housing living stipend, and other miscellaneous fees.
The deadline to apply is February 21, 2021.
There are two fellowship opportunities:
- Allows currently enrolled Ph.D. students to participate in a 9-month Chinese language program of their choosing
- This is then followed by a Summer intensive where fellows are able to enhance their language skills and to research primary documents related to their dissertation
- The stipend for this program is up to $50,000
Prospective Ph.D. Track
- Allows current or recent Master’s students who are planning to pursue a Ph.D. to participate in a Chinese language program of their choosing
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Master’s program or already have a Master’s degree
- The stipend for this program is up to $40,000
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Be a Ph.D. student or prospective student, with a focus on China and policy.
- Demonstrate an intermediate Chinese language ability and a clear commitment to expanding these language skills.
- The fellowship is NOT intended to help beginner students of Chinese.
- Desire to advance public policy toward China through improved expertise and understanding, or to contribute to scholarly research and teaching on China in order to develop future generations of China specialists.
Prospective students must also
- Already possess a Master’s degree or be currently enrolled in a Master’s program.
- Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D., with a focus on China and policy.
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To apply, click here.