An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

2015-16 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidelines

Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2015-16 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies. Well-designed projects from any academic discipline, at any stage, from initial research to revision for publication, are welcome.

Please note the thematic focus this year:

Research topics should articulate with a research group interested in technological change and/or inter-regional interaction in Northwest China and Eastern Central Asia in antiquity. We encourage applicants to consider this topic broadly and welcome a diversity of methodological, theoretical, and disciplinary approaches. The successful applicants will meet regularly with a group of scholars who will discuss these topics and related issues. Those with awareness of or interest in archaeological data are especially encouraged to apply, and they will be encouraged to participate in some fashion in the 7th International Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, which will take place at Harvard in June 2016. See details of the proposed research group here.

Priority will be given to applicants who have had no previous postdoctoral fellowships. They must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the PhD. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $50,000
Health insurance benefits for the An Wang fellowship recipients will also be provided.

How to apply: Please submit the following materials to our online application system, ARIES: curriculum vitae, a five-page, double-spaced plan of research, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation.  Link to ARIES:

For applicants from China: if you have trouble accessing ARIES, please download the application below and e-mail the application and required materials as a PDF to Shirley Sun ( by January 9, 2015.  Recommenders should e-mail their letters to Shirley by this deadline.  Please do not mail your application materials to the Fairbank Center.  No late applications will be accepted. 



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