Grants, Awards and Fellowships: January 6th, 2016

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce two fellowship opportunities for doctoral-level students in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences with a focus on China. Applications for the newly launched Ph.D. in China Fellowship, and the second year of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship, are now being accepted. The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards beginning in the fall of 2016. These fellowships are sponsored by Hanban, and are under the umbrella of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP.) More information can be found on our website:

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. For more information, please visit: 

Online application due by February 15 for early admission and March 31 for final consideration
Application guidelines with eligibility requirements, academic requirements, and program details
2016 TUSA promotion film and program information
TUSA Facebook Page with photos from last year
TUSA Website with general information about our organization

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for teaching positions in Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning.  We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in any of the following: Asian Studies, Environmental Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Physics, Quantitative methods (in any field), and the Social Sciences. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2010 and no later than June 2016. For the full listing, please visit:

Lafayette College is offering a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Visual Studies to support ongoing efforts to refine and extend visual research collections within the digital humanities.
The position requires an academic background that makes strong use of visual studies, preferably but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, Digital Media, History, or Information Science.  Specialization in an area of Japanese or Chinese Studies is desirable but not mandatory.  The successful candidate will have an interest in, and aptitude for, applying item- and collection-level metadata standards to ensure consistent discovery of complex visual materials and cross-collection interoperability among related image sets.
For the full listing, pleas visit:

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) invites applications for its 2016-2017 Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship in modern Japanese politics and international relations through the Dorothy Borg Research Program on “America and East Asia: Past and Present.” The Fellow will teach one course each semester on Japanese politics, foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, or some combination of the above, as well as pursue his or her own research. The Fellow will participate in the INTERACT teaching collaborative, which seeks to place regional and comparative studies in global perspective, and will also be an active participant in day-to-day WEAI programs and events. For the full listing, please visit:

The School of Ease Asian Studies (SEAS) at the University of Sheffield would like to invite applications for postgraduate scholarships for 2016/17 entry with start dates from 1 October 2016.
With a history dating back to 1963, the School of East Asian Studies
is one of Europe´s leading centres of academic excellence for the
study of contemporary East Asia. For the full listing, please visit:

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and distinctive collections, the Libraries Research Awards.
The Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings for their work.  The award was established in 2011 and supports scholars and researchers who may benefit from access to Columbia’s special and unique collections. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections. For the full listing, please visit:

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is pleased to announce the establishment of the LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships to support research in the study of China. This opportunity is open to scholars in the `humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects. Two fellows are selected annually.For questions regarding the program, please send inquiries to .

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.  Please share the information below with any of your students who would be interested in applying for a scholarship studying Mandarin and culture in Taiwan.