China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP)

The China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) is an exchange fellowship program for China, Hong Kong SAR (China) and U.S. scholars and students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to teach, study or conduct research abroad in China, Hong Kong SAR (China) or the US in 2021-2022. The program will award 48 grants to selected faculty and students. The distribution of grants is anticipated to be roughly equal among China and Hong Kong SAR (China) students and scholars traveling to the US, and US students and scholars traveling to China and Hong Kong SAR (China).  The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York*, Ford Foundation, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Henry Luce Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The application for the China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) is now open, with a deadline of April 15, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern US time/April 16, 2021 11:59 AM China Standard Time. Programs can range from five to ten months and must take place between August 2021 and May 2022.

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For more information, please review our Eligibility policies, learn How to Apply and find out the Benefits for participants.

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*Carnegie Corporation of New York’s grant is pending the Board of Trustees’ approval at its early March meeting.