One-Time China-U.S. Scholars Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) aims to increase interconnectedness globally by supporting educational pursuits.  They offer scholarships and help students gain access to educational opportunities such as the China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP). CUSP is an exchange program for arts and humanities students from China, Hong Kong SAR, and the United States to allow them to conduct research abroad. 48 grants will be awarded to select students and faculty (the awards expected to be relatively equally distributed among the three pools of applicants from each location). Grants will last for 5-10 months and all exchanges must take place between August 2021 and May 2022.  Benefits include international airfare, a living stipend, insurance, and other allowances.

  • China or Hong Kong SAR (China) Students can propose research projects in the U.S.
  • China or Hong Kong SAR (China) Scholars can propose teachingresearch, or both in the U.S.
  • U.S. Students can propose study or research projects in China or Hong Kong SAR (China).
  • U.S. Scholars can propose teachingresearch, or both in China or Hong Kong SAR (China).

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is April 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern US Time (April 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm China Standard Time).

U.S. Webinar

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register here.

China Webinar

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 8:00 PM (Beijing Time)

Register here.


  • A citizen or permanent resident of at least ONE of the following
    • United States
    • China
    • Hong Kong SAR
  • Must be one of  the following:
    • Undergraduate student in their final year
    • Master’s student
    • Doctoral student
    • Some recent graduates
    • Scholars who hold a terminal degree
    • Artists with significant professional experience
  • Proficiency in the relevant language needed to study or research. This may vary by the host institution.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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