CALL FOR 2019 SUMMER DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco (USF)
The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes (1) a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; (6) Pre-Modern Japanese & Korean Christian Materials; and (7) other archival materials.
The Ricci Institute invites applications for Doctoral Research Fellowships in residence for the summer of 2019.
This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates who have completed all course work and have defined their specific research topic. We invite research proposals that will benefit substantially from consultation of the archival and/or library holdings of the Ricci Institute in order to complete the candidate’s dissertation.
Topics of enquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, local society and politics, history of education and other charitable enterprises, history of Christianity in China, history of diplomacy, art and art history, science and history of science, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, and the “Sino-sphere”, namely, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Recipients are also expected to present their work and actively participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute.
This fellowship requires a mandatory residence of three months from June 17 through September 13, 2019. All successful applicants will be expected to participate in the mandatory orientation on Monday, June 17, 2019. Late arrivals and early departures will only be accepted for extraordinary reasons and will require approval well in advance. The stipend is up to $4,000/month. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for any necessary supplemental funding for their travel and stay from their home institutions.
Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding proof of English proficiency, visa, health insurance requirements, and other documentations.
Applicants should submit the following no later than January 10, 2019:
(1) a most recent Curriculum Vitae;
(2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement with an outline of the proposed research and related activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), tentative plan for the publication of the research results, and how the research is related to and enriched by resources available at the USF Ricci Institute;
(3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any;
(4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation. All required documents must be in English.
Successful applications will be announced by the end of February 2019.
All application documents should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “2019 Summer Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowship Application”.
Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders on institutional letterhead either electronically to the above e-mail address or by regular mail to:
Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowship Review Committee
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco, LM 280
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
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Xiaoxin Wu, Ed.D., Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080