The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 competitions for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies, the Digital China Fellow, and the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.


opens in a new windowAn Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: January 4, 2019

This year, the Fairbank Center is collaborating with the  opens in a new windowColumbia-Harvard China and the World Program (C&WP) and the  opens in a new windowWeatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University (WEAI) to award four one-year postdoctoral research fellowships. Two fellows will be expected to be in residence at Columbia University (one funded by WEAI and one funded by C&WP) and two will be at Harvard University (both funded by the An Wang Program).

An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients will also be participants in a postdoctoral research group that will focus on China’s relationships with outside actors, including states, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions. This research group will be led by Professors  opens in a new windowAlastair Iain Johnston (Faculty of Arts and Sciences),  opens in a new windowMeg Rithmire (Harvard Business School), and  opens in a new windowMark Wu (Harvard Law School).


opens in a new windowDigital China Fellow

Deadline: January 11, 2019

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is recruiting a Digital China Fellow to help lead work on our China Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities projects. Through their own research and support for the research of other faculty and students, the Digital China Fellow will help define and implement future directions for Digital Scholarship on China at Harvard. Her/his work will be ideally divided between support for faculty and students, building cyberinfrastructure for China Studies, personal research, and administration. Flexibility is possible, and indeed probably necessary, based on the skill set of the Fellow. Please note that this position is currently funded for two years. An extension is possible, but dependent on future potential funding sources.


opens in a new windowHou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies sponsors one scholar who recently graduated from or is teaching/researching at a North American institution and one from a Taiwanese institution. These scholars will come to the Fairbank Center as fellows to pursue Taiwan related research for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.


Contact Nick Drake at ndrake@fas.harvard.educreate new email or 617-495-4007 if you have any questions regarding these fellowships.

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