Call for 2017 Ricci Doctoral Fellowship in Chinese-Western Cultural History

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:55 PM

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco (USF)

The Ricci Institute invites applications for the Ricci Doctoral Fellowship in-residence for the summer 2017. This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework and are currently conducting dissertation research and writing. They invite research proposals primarily based on the archival collections at the Ricci Institute in preparation either for the candidate’s dissertation or in order to initiate a new research project. Topics of inquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, local society and politics, history of education and other charitable enterprises, history of Christianity in China, history of diplomacy, art and art history, science and history of science, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, etc.

This appointment is for a period of three months with a monthly stipend up to $4,000/month. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for any necessary supplemental funding for their travel and stay from their home institutions.

Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding English proficiency, visa, and health insurance requirements.

While at USF, besides conducting his/her own research, the fellowship recipients are expected to present and participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute and to interact with other researchers in residence at the Ricci Institute, USF faculty and students as well as scholars and researchers from the San Francisco Bay Area about his/her research.

Applicants should submit the following no later than January 6, 2017:

(1) a most recent Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement timeline, proposed activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), and how the research is related to resources available at the USF Ricci Institute; (3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any; (4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation (one letter should come from the supervisor of the applicant’s dissertation). Successful applications will be announced by February 2017.

Submit the application by email to with the subject line “2017 Ricci Doctoral Fellowship Application.”

Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders either electronically to the above email address or by regular mail to:

Ricci Doctoral Fellowship Review Committee
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco, LM 280
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

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Deadline: January 6, 2017