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What is the Confucius China Studies Program?

The CCSP Fellowships offer generous funding to doctoral students focusing on China:

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship, which ranges from six months to two years, and provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China.

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship, which ranges from three to four years, and provides funding to students holding master's degrees who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in China.

Students from a wide range of academic areas focusing on China are encouraged to apply.

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Who should apply?

Research Ph.D. Fellowship: Students currently enrolled in a China-focused doctoral program at a U.S. institution are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Ph.D. in China Fellowship: Students who have completed a master's degree, or will complete a master's degree by the start of the fellowship, with a focus on China.

For both programs, we welcome applications from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds in the Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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What is included?

Recipients of the fellowship will receive generous financial support throughout the duration of their grant in China. The award amount covers a living stipend, a research stipend, a travel allowance, and a pre-departure orientation.

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When can I apply?

We are now accepting applications for 2016. U.S.-based applicants must apply through IIE. The deadline is February 15, 2016.

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