University of Washington

China Studies Program Fellowships

The annual China Studies Program Fellowship competition, conducted during Winter quarter, is by nomination only. All applicants are nominated by members of the China Studies Program Faculty. Recipients are typically contacted in late March/early April. Not all fellowships are awarded every year.

Jackson-Culp Fellowship Dedicated by The Jackson Foundation in Chinese Studies

The Jackson-Culp Fellowship is open to any graduate applicants who are US citizens, will employ Chinese language materials in his/her research, and whose main advisor will be a member of the China Studies Faculty. Preference is given to the most promising incoming PhD students. The fellowship includes tuition, student medical insurance, and a stipend of $15,000 for the nine-month academic year. It is renewable once, on evidence of satisfactory academic performance, and contingent upon availability of funding. In addition, recipients should not accept work as a teaching or research assistant. The fellowships are funded by a grant provided by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

China Recruitment Fellowship

The China Recruitment Fellowship is open to any graduate applicant who will employ Chinese language materials in his/her research and whose main advisorwill be a member of the China Studies Faculty; preference will be given to the most promising incoming PhD students. It is open to both US citizens and non-US citizens. The fellowship includes tuition, student medical insurance, and a stipend of $15,000 for the nine-month academic year. It is renewable once for a second year, on evidence of satisfactory academic performance, and contingent upon availability of funding. The fellowship is funded by the China Program endowment.

China Program Fellowship

The China Program Fellowship is open to any graduate student who will employ Chinese language materials in his/her research and whose main advisor will be a member of the China Studies Faculty. Preference will be given to continuing students at the PhD level engaged in fieldwork or advanced coursework, though students writing their dissertations will also be considered. MA students, US citizens, and non-US citizens are eligible to be nominated. The fellowship may cover tuition, stipend, fieldwork expenses, and/or student medical insurance. If the nominee has been writing a dissertation, she/he must submit an outline and chapters of the dissertation, finished or in progress. The fellowship is funded by various endowments.

Hsiao Fellowship

The Hsiao Fellowship is open to any advanced PhD student pursuing research on pre-twentieth-century China; preference will be given to students at the dissertation writing stage, not including fieldwork; and whose main advisor will be a member of the China Studies Faculty. This fellowship may be used to cover tuition, stipend and medical insurance. If the nominee has been writing a dissertation, she/he must submit an outline and chapters of the dissertation, finished or in progress. The fellowship is funded by the Hsiao Endowment.

Small Grants for Doctoral Research

The China Studies Program will offer a limited number of small grants with the maximum amount of $2,000 on a competitive basis to support graduate students who are currently registered in a UW graduate degree program, doing research on China related to their dissertation work during the academic year (including the summer). Grant funds are intended mainly to cover research travel in China, but they may also be used to cover related research assistance, acquisition of research materials, supplies, and other research costs. The student's main advisor will be a member of the China Studies Faculty. Normally the project should be completed within 12 months. Funds are not to be used as a stipend or for living costs in Seattle, or for a computer, tuition for language study, conference travel, or registration fees. Applications may not include overhead costs.

The nomination package should include a supporting letter from the nominating faculty, a proposal by the student explaining the research project (single spacing, 12 point font, two pages max) with a one-page budget, and a current transcript (unofficial is acceptable). There is no restriction as to the discipline or citizenship. Equal consideration will be given to students who are seeking funding for their doctoral research (those who have successfully defended their proposal) and to those planning pilot projects leading to doctoral research. Preference will be given to those students who have not received prior funding from the small grants program.

Funds are paid in US dollars to the individual conducting the research. Grant payments can only be made while the student is registered at UW. For research requiring Human Subjects Review, students may apply while their approval is still pending but formal approval must be in hand before the funds will be disbursed.

Students are required to file a summary report in the range of 1,500-2,000 words describing their research findings within one month of the conclusion of the research. Applicants are also encouraged to apply to the AAS small grants program. If awardees receive funding from another source (such as NSF, CSCC or Wenner-Gren), they are obligated to report this to the China Program so that the award can be reallocated to other applicants in need of funding. In cases where the applicant has received an additional small grant (totaling $5,000 or less), this reallocation should not be necessary.

Renewals

Students who hold fellowships that need to be renewed are required to submit the following materials by the last Friday in February:

  • a detailed statement from the student about the direction of his/her studies (typically not more than 2-3 pages) - keep in mind that renewal is not automatic and that the student should therefore give serious attention to writing his/her statement
  • a current UW transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • a progress report or letter of support from the China Program faculty graduate advisor

Contact Information

China Studies Program Office
308 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Questions may be addressed to the Asian Studies Program Coordinator at 206-543-4391206-543-4391 or chinast@u.washington.edu.

Current Recipients | Past Recipients

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13 Recipients

Jackson-Culp Fellows

Matthew Van Duyn

Lily Schatz

China Program Fellows

Yuting Li

Yanning Wei

Gong Yue

Xiao Ma

K.C. Hsiao Fellows

Hsiang-Lin Shih

Xiaolin Duan

Research Assistantship

Josiah Byers

2011-2012 Recipients

Gordon-Jackson Fellows

Graham Webster

Matthew Van Duyn

Lily Schatz

K.C. Hsiao Fellows

Hsiao-wen Cheng

Chad Garcia

China Program Grant

Yu Huang

Ketty Loeb

Ge Jian (Gladys)

Research Assistantships

Jonathan Brown

2010-2011 Recipients

Gordon C. Culp Fellows

Anne Greenleaf

Michele Statz

Jonathan Brown

K.C.Hsiao Fellows

Hsiao-wen Cheng

Laura Eshleman

Li Yang

 

China Studies Program
East Asia Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-4391
cgreed@uw.edu

Madeleine Yue Dong, Chair
yuedong@u.washington.edu

China Studies Program Coordinator
Curtis Reed
206-543-4391
chinast@u.washington.edu
cgreed@uw.edu