Grants, Awards and Fellowships:November 11, 2015

IIE is pleased to announce the launch of the Ph.D. in China Fellowship, and the second year of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship. Both of these fellowships are now accepting applications. The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards starting in the fall of 2016. These fellowships are sponsored by Hanban, and are under the umbrella of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP.)

IIE will host two information session webinars in the coming weeks covering details and accepting questions regarding these fellowships. Please visit our website, for more information, including instructions on registering for one of these webinars. (You'll find the webinar links on the main page of the website.) 

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders of a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. The competition is open to scholars in all parts of the world and from any discipline, but historical topics are preferred. University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students may not apply. More information can be found on the Prange Collection website.

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. For more information, please visit:

It is my pleasure to announce that the Buddhist Studies Program in the Department of Religion at Florida State University is pleased to invite applications for a one-year Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Studies. The term of the appointment is from August 16, 2016 to May 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for another year. For the full listing, please visit: