Fostering China-Related Research & Study


Confucius China Studies Program

The Confucius China Studies Program is a fellowship program that offers 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.

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.

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.

When can I apply?

The deadline for the Fall/Academic Year 2016-2017 competition has been extended. The student deadline is now April 8.The adviser deadline is now April 25. U.S.-based applicants must apply through IIE.