Q. Can students apply for both the Fulbright and a CCSP Fellowship?

A. Yes, students may apply for multiple awards. It may possible for grantees to have a Fulbright and a CCSP affiliation, but this must be determined on a case-by-case basis, and by determining which award covers what aspect of the grantees' financial need so there is no duplicative funding.

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Q. I would like to promote this fellowship on my campus. Where can I obtain promotional materials?

A. Please contact the Program Officer for the CCSP Fellowship, Steven Dale, (sdale@iie.org) or by calling 212-984-5346.

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Q. I am the adviser of an award recipient. How do I qualify for financial support for a research trip to China, and what is included?

A. The U.S.-based advisers of award recipients are eligible to receive financial reimbursement covering the cost of an economy class, roundtrip ticket to China. To be eligible, you must be the advisor of a current awardee, and you must be traveling to China to conduct academic research. You will need to let your advisee know of your plans, and s/he will contact the necessary individuals in China to process your reimbursement.

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Q. I have been asked to serve as an ACADEMIC reference for an applicant. What are you looking in a recommendation letter?

A. We are looking for recommenders who can attest to the applicant’s ability to conduct dissertation research in China in their respective field of study. A thorough assessment of the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses, areas of interest, academic and intellectual preparation, and suitability with the chosen host institution are all helpful and necessary components of a detailed recommendation letter. Since candidates will be expected to have some background in Chinese language (roughly the equivalent of 2 years of college-level language coursework), we are asking for a third reference from a language instructor. The language recommender should comment on the applicant’s language ability (both written and spoken in an academic setting), but please note that as an academic reference, the bulk of your recommendation must address the applicant’s academic preparation, strengths, and suitability for this award.

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Q. I have been asked to serve as a LANGUAGE reference for an applicant. What information should I provide?

A. We are looking for your expertise as a language instructor to comment on the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses as a language student. Please provide an assessment of the applicant’s abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension, and, to the best of your ability, please provide an assessment of their ability to conduct research using Chinese language sources in their field of study.

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