Fellowships & Grants: January 27, 2014

The Wheaton College (MA) Department of History invites applications for a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Asian history, beginning in fall 2014.   Candidates must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2014. The successful candidate may also be eligible for an additional one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor, budget permitting. The fellow will teach three courses. Geographic field is open, with preference for China and/or South Asia.  Chronological specialization is open, though applicants must be able to offer survey courses on modern China and/or modern India and advanced courses broadly focused on their areas of research. Candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in economic development, women’s history, gender, and/or diasporic/transnational connections between Asia and elsewhere in the world are encouraged to apply. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, as well as a research and travel fund. Wheaton College only accepts electronic submissions. Applicants must be able to provide proof that they are eligible to work in the US. Please visit https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu to apply. Application deadline is March 7, 2014.

The Asia Foundation is awarding competitive grants to U.S. based scholars to conduct research on Chinese domestic and international affairs for three to five months in China. The grant enables the selected participants to deepen their understanding and thinking on China’s place in the world and its policies that have international ramifications. The awards will cover round-trip international economy class airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, and travel costs in China. Applicants should be junior professors or post-doctoral fellows whose professional interests focus on the domestic dimensions of Chinese foreign policy. Specific eligibility requirements include: Proven interest and past study on China and/or East Asian affairs (priority will be given to applicants who identify possible host institutions and collaborating research professors); Demonstrated leadership qualities, including potential to contribute to policy formulation directly or indirectly, affecting the U.S.-China relationship; Outstanding academic and research record; Received doctoral degree within the past ten years; U.S. citizenship.  For more information and to apply, please visit http://asiafoundation.org/program/overview/china-research-grant-the-domestic-dimension-of-international-affairs