Call for Applications: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cambridge, MA
Deadline: 15th Jan 2020

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.
This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology).

A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. degree, in the form of a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution or a letter from the institution’s Registrar, by August 1, 2020 at the latest. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship. Applicants must notify the Fairbank Center of any changes to the information provided in their application that may impact eligibility. Failure to communicate such changes may result in disqualification.

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Fellowship Period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021

Total stipend: $60,000

Health insurance benefits and $1000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

Please submit the following materials via the online application system:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A one to two-page cover letter that briefly states your interest in the program, your background, and a summary of your research project. The letter should include one or two ideas for topics in science and technology in modern China to serve as the basis of a one-day conference that you would like to help organize in spring 2021. 3. A five-page, double-spaced research proposal
4. A writing sample
5. Two letters of recommendation

If you have not received your degree at the time of application, your dissertation adviser must also submit the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship Adviser Confirmation Form. This form must be completed by your adviser and submitted to Nick Drake at no later than January 22, 2020.

All materials must be in English.

For more information on the fellowship and how to apply, please visit the Fairbank Center’s website.

The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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