The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies, which, with the support of the Luce Foundation, seeks to maintain the vitality of China studies in North America through fellowships and grants, primarily for scholars early in their careers.
Studies on and in China have developed into a robust field over the last thirty years in both the United States and Canada, but the current situation poses daunting problems, especially for scholars who are just before and just after the completion of their dissertations. To address the situation, the program offers three competitions:
Predissertation Travel Grants to China — Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to graduate students with a PhD prospectus in hand (or developing one) seeking to investigate research currently under way in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and/or to secure necessary permissions for fieldwork or archival research. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada.
Early Career Fellowships — Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant’s research in China. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. (Proposals based on research outside these areas will also be considered.) Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada, or be a citizen/permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada with a PhD from any institution.
Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants — Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations. Workshops may be varied, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. Awards for collaborative reading workshops may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. To be eligible, the coordinator must hold a PhD from a university in the United States or Canada, or be a citizen/permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada with a PhD from any university. In addition, workshops must be held at a location in the United States or Canada.
See the American Council of Learned Societies website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.