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The Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship 2021 - 2022, Columbia University, USA

Publish Date: Sep 26, 2020

Deadline: Dec 01, 2020

The Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship

Due to the unforeseen difficulties regarding travel and visa status, we’re suspending the Tang Visiting Scholar Fellowship for the academic year of  2021-2022. Applications will not be accepted for these two programs this fall. Applications for other programs are accepted as usual.

We strive to continuously support early China studies in every capacity that we’re able, and hope to resume the program in the near future. 

The Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship is offered each year to one scholar for an in-residence research period of 10 months at Columbia University, or to two scholars for a period of 5 months each, depending on the need of the proposed projects. The proposed projects are expected to be in relation to early China. The applicant must be non-US based, and preference is given to scholars from East Asia.

Fellowship funds can be used to cover airfare, living expenses, and fees accrued during the fellow’s residence at the university. The Fellowship also includes a modest travel fund for the fellow to visit other US cities or institutions. The successful candidate may be invited to teach short-term courses or seminars which, if it happens, will carry a supplemental adjunct salary.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have PhD degree in hand at the start of the fellowship period, or have outstanding research credential.
  • Applicants must be able to manage day-to-day conversation in English.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution in their country of origin.
  • Past recipients are not eligible to apply for two years, except for projects evaluated by the Tang Advisory Committee as necessary to receive multiple years of support.

Application Requirements:


  • Basic application form
  • Certificate of English proficiency. TOEFL, IELTS, and PETS (organized by NEEA) are acceptable.
  • 10 – 15 page double-spaced project proposal (in English)
    • Proposal contents should include the following:
      • The purpose of the project
      • Research methods
      • Potential contributions of research findings
  • Project timeline
  • Travel itineraries (if travel budget is requested)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English)

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