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.