Published: Jan. 8, 2015

The Institute of International Education is still accepting applications until Thursday, February 12, from graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program.

The Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowships reflect Hanban’s commitment to fostering deep understanding of China and Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, enabling the prosperous growth of China studies, and enhancing the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries. In order to promote the growth of sinology and China studies and strengthen the relationship between China and other countries, the program offers a wide array of resources that enhance the students’ experience beyond the Fellowship grant. For example, the program gives each student the flexibility to pursue his or her own research in collaboration with faculty at their host institution in China, and is representative of the larger aim of the Chinese Ministry of Education to promote, as it has with CIs and other CCSP initiatives, intercultural and educational exchange.

Students can be U.S. citizens or any non-Chinese citizens who are enrolled in graduate level programs at U.S. universities. To be eligible for the fellowship, students should be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, a dual Master’s Ph.D. program, or a joint Ph.D. degree program. The fellowship will support 60 doctoral candidates to go to China to study, conduct research, and write their doctoral dissertations for a period of six months to two years. Funding will cover tuition, research costs, medical insurance, airfare and a stipend for living expenses. For details on eligibility and the application process, visit