Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications

Jan 25, 2016 • Views -

Confucius China Studies Program Fellowship

Sponsored by the Institute of International Education 

The Institute of International Education welcomes applications for the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowships.

Over the past two decades, there has been a sharp increase in international interest in China, and the study of the Chinese language. The mission of the Confucius China Studies Program is to foster this interest by supporting China-related study and research among the international academic community’s rising generation of young scholars. The CCSP Fellowships provide substantial funding to doctoral students, and award recipients are expected to further develop and improve their Chinese language skills for the duration of their grant.

There are two fellowships available:

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship offers generous funding to students in doctoral programs at U.S. institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences. Grantees will be supported for a period of at least one semester up to two years.

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship provides funding to students holding a master’s degree in a China-related field who wish to earn a doctoral degree at a Chinese institution. Funding is normally available for three to four years.


Both programs are open to both U.S. and international (non-Chinese) students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds in the Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


Recipients of the fellowship will receive generous financial support throughout the duration of their grant in China. The award amount covers a living stipend, a research stipend, a travel allowance, and a pre-departure orientation.

How to apply:

The deadline is February 15, 2016 for awards beginning in fall 2016 or spring 2017.

Detailed information, including a recording of our most recent CCSP Fellowships webinar, can be found on our website at: You can also contact Steven Dale at IIE with any questions.

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