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An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies at Harvard University 2018-2019, USA

Publish Date: Jan 11, 2018

Deadline: Feb 14, 2018



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.


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.

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, no later than August 1, 2018.

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

Total stipend for one year: $60,000

Health insurance benefits for the An Wang fellowship recipients will also be provided. Fellows must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

To apply, please submit the following materials to our online application system, ARIES:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A five-page, double-spaced plan of research
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation

We also recommend submitting a sample syllabus for a graduate student workshop to be held in either the fall or spring semester.

For those who applicants who have not received their Ph.D. at the time of submission, please have your adviser sign and return the Adviser Confirmation Form by February 14, 2018.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

Contact Nick Drake at ndrake@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-4007 if you have any questions regarding the application.

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