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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 these fellowships will receive generous financial support throughout the duration of their time in China. The grant includes a living stipend, a research stipend, round-trip airfare to China, and coverage of travel and accommodation expenses for the pre-departure orientation at IIE's headquarters in New York City.

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When can I apply?

The deadline for the 2016-2017 competition has passed. The CCSP deadline for IIE applications is usually in mid-February. The 2017-2018 application deadline will be posted on our website in early fall 2016. U.S.-based applicants must apply through IIE.

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