China or Hong Kong SAR (China) Scholars can propose teaching, research or both in the U.S.  Scholars must hold citizenship or permanent residency in China or Hong Kong SAR (China).

U.S. Scholars can propose teaching, research or both in China or Hong Kong SAR (China).  Scholars must hold citizenship or permanent residency in the U.S.

For more detailed eligibility criteria related to citizenship and residency, please see Citizenship and Residency Policies.

The following types of Scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences are eligible for CUSP:

  • Must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.)  For Artists, the terminal degree requirement can be substituted with significant professional experience (5+ years.)  Artists will be asked to provide a link to an online portfolio.
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Early, mid-, and late-career faculty at a higher education institution (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, research universities, etc.)
  • Independent scholars
  • Scholars affiliated with think tanks, research centers or other bodies with a research-centered focus
  • Proficiency in relevant language needed to teach or research. This may vary by host institution.

For questions about eligibility, please contact CUSP@iie.org.  To review applicable fields of study, please visit Eligible Disciplines.