POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY at the LSE: for someone working in transcultural Asian humanities. Comparative political theorists of East Asia VERY welcome!
This position is offered in the context of a research project on the creation of Mozi or Yang Zhu from “heretics” into “philosophers.” We are looking for a young MA student in Sinology, Chinese studies, or Chinese philosophy willing to study an epoch in this creation. One’s research focus should be on one of the two figures in one (or more) epochs of the candidate’s choice. For more details, see this attached document.
Prof. Tongdong Bai of Fudan writes:
Fudan University has instituted a Fudan Fellow Program. It accepts both full-time students as well as full-time scholars. There are two types of fellows: Fudan Senior Fellows for Professors and Associate Professors and Fudan Fellows for Assistant Professors, post-docs and students. For a flyer that contains more information about the program, see here.
The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program beginning November 14, 2016, with fellowships to begin Fall 2018. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. More details are here.
Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). … Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers.
During the academic year 2017-18, the program theme will be “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.”
NEW DEADLINE: Applications are due on November 21, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST).
The ACLS has announced their Fall 2016 funding opportunities, many of which may be applicable to work in Chinese or comparative philosophy; see here. Bear in mind that the Munro Fund can be used to support successful applicants whose projects are related to Chinese philosophy, though these grants are still extremely competitive.
The Research Group in Buddhist Philosophy at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) is pleased to invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The term of the appointment is February 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018. The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D. whose area of research is Chinese Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist Texts in Chinese Translation or Master Sheng Yen’s thought. Fellow is expected to work together with the faculty members at NCCU, and to offer one undergraduate course. Website http://thinker.nccu.edu.tw/news/news.php?Sn=1463
The 2-week Visiting Programs organized by the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture at the Department of Philosophy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong are now open for application.
In order to promote exchanges with scholars from around the world, the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture has established several exchange programs to provide financial assistance for visiting scholars to conduct research and participate in academic activities organized by the Centre.
John Makeham, now Chair and Director, China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University, passes on this information:
The China Studies Research Centre at La Trobe University is seeking Expressions of Interest from potential applicants for one of several three-year PhD scholarships for research in the field of Chinese intellectual history. Dissertation topics focussing on modern Confucian and Buddhist thought are particularly encouraged. International applicants will be eligible for a fee waiver as well as a stipend.
Expressions of Interest, which should include a full CV and a thesis proposal of no more than 3 pages, should be sent to: CSRC@latrobe.edu.au
I have recently learned about the “Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies” to be held this summer in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing, organized and sponsored by the Sinological Development Charitable Foundation. Information on the Foundation and its goals, as well as about the program, are available on its website, here. The program aims to introduce Chinese Studies (focusing on Early Confucianism and the Hundred Schools; Buddhism and Daoism; and Neo-Confucianism). There are a limited number of Sponsorships (full financial support) available, plus a self-pay option. The application deadline is April 1, 2016.
With the support of the John Templeton Foundation, and subject to a final grant agreement, the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute announces a funding proposal competition of $2 million dollars to support interdisciplinary research projects on intellectual humility and its role in promoting meaningful public discourse. The deadline for letters of intent is May 1st 2016.
Topical areas of focus include both the barriers that prevent people from engaging in constructive, reason-based dialogue, conducted with intellectual humility, regarding culturally divisive issues, as well as scalable models or other interventions that may be effective or ineffective in promoting this sort of talk.
In addition, applications are being accepted for both residential and non-residential fellowships for work relevant to the project’s aims. The deadline for residential fellowship applications is April 15th 2016; non-residential fellowship applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Full details can be found at: http://publicdiscourseproject.uconn.edu/.
Queen’s College (Oxford) has recently announced a Junior Research Fellow in Manuscript and Text Cultures, and invites applications from graduates of any university for election to a three-year post-doctoral position as a Junior Research Fellow in Manuscript and Text Cultures, with a research specialism in knowledge-production and text-transmission in pre-modern literate societies. See here for more information.
The John Templeton Foundation is inaugurating a new fellowship program: Academic Cross-Training (ACT). The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science. In addition to the website linked above, see also this flyer.
A blog reader who is currently studying in China has written me to pass on the following, about the scholarship that she is currently enjoying (we have posted some info about this scholarship in the past, but this is an update):
I’m currently studying in China thanks to the scholarship of the Confucius China Studies Program of Hanban. The scholarship may cover all the expenses for a three-years PhD in China as well for joint PhD program with non-Chinese universities. It’s a very generous scholarship, covering university fees, living expenses and participation to seminars. I think, it’s a great opportunity for graduated students aiming to attend humanistic faculties in China. I would like to pass on the following presentation.
A reminder that 2015-16 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open, several of which support work related to China. These fellowships are supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought, which is designed to “support ACLS Fellowships awarded for research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.”
A new fellowship program has been launched by the Berggruen Center for Philosophy and Culture, with a major focus on cross-cultural and comparative philosophy. Please read on for details.
The Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP) at the City University of Hong Kong is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in political philosophy/theory to begin in Fall 2015. Requirements include a PhD in Philosophy/Political Science, with specialization in Political Philosophy/Theory and no more than 3 years’ postdoctoral experience. Familiarity with Comparative Political Theory/East Asian Philosophy would be an advantage, but is not essential.
For more information and to apply, see: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/administrative.asp?ref=ur-cr985
NCCU Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy, 2015-2016
With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Research Group in Buddhist Philosophy at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016.
Paul D’Ambrosio of East China Normal University in Shanghai — one of the strong philosophy programs in China, which it has been my good fortune to visit a few times — writes with this news:
We are starting an English language Chinese Philosophy MA program here at ECNU. We can work with the students to get scholarships from the Chinese government that would include full tuition, housing (a single room with a bathroom, balcony, and a shared kitchen), and a 2,000rmb living expense each month. Our program will be two years, and the students are expected to take four classes each semester.
Funded by the Tang Junyi Lecture Fund and administered by the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan, the Tang Junyi Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars conducting well-designed research and writing projects on Chinese philosophy. One (1) fellow will be selected.
– Research topics can cover any aspect of Chinese philosophy and philosophical thought.
– Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than seven (7) years beyond receipt of the PhD.
– Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor).
The full list of 2014-2015 ACLS grants is listed below. Although the competition for many of these grants is fierce, bear in mind that applications related to Chinese philosophy have a bit of a leg up, since they are eligible for funding through the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought, which is now supporting its first grant.
The Confucius China Studies Program provides funding for research in China for current Ph.D. Program. If anyone has any experience with this, please let us know.
Steve Bokenkamp and Terry Kleeman will offer their NEH Summer Seminar on reading Daoist texts again next summer, July 14 to August 1, in Boulder, CO.
I trust that anyone looking for fellowship support already knows about the standard ACLS Fellowships, applications for which are due next week, along with the extremely nice Ryskamp Fellowships. It’s worth keeping in mind the following opportunities as well:
- “Comparative Perspectives” grants are designed to support anything from brainstorming sessions to formal conferences, and have an explicit emphasis on projects that “compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research….” Deadline is Nov. 19.
- Then there is the Luce/ACLS Fellowships in China Studies, which offer three different kinds of support, including predissertation grants, postdoctoral fellowships, and reading workshop grants.
All of these can potentially be supported by the Munro Fund, which as previously reported here is designed to support “research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.”
I am very excited to announce and to celebrate the generosity of Manyul’s and my teacher at the University of Michigan, Don Munro. We should all be grateful for his continuing efforts to cultivate the field of Chinese thought!
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the establishment of the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought. Proceeds of the fund, which was created through Donald J. Munro’s generous gifts to ACLS, will help support ACLS Fellowships awarded for research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.
The Munro Fund can help fund awards in any ACLS fellowship program, except those supporting pre-doctoral study. A list of ACLS fellowship programs with links to information about each can be found at http://www.acls.org/programs/comps/.