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Program Number:   28069
Title:            Fulbright Programs–East Asia and the Pacific–China–Distinguished Chair, All Disciplines

Sponsor:          Council for International Exchange of Scholars

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides up to three Distinguished Chair awards at leading Chinese universities in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. All teaching will be in English; Mandarin language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required, if applicable. The award is for ten months.  (Five-month awards will be granted only in exceptional cases.)

Deadline(s):      08/01/2013
Established Date: 04/06/2012
Follow-Up Date:   04/01/2014
Review Date:      04/24/2013

Contact:          Hillary Watts, Program Officer

Address:          1400 K Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

Program URL:
Tel:              202-686-4021
Deadline Ind:     Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Fulbright Programs
Research Grants/R & D
Travel Abroad

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Locations Tenable:    Asian Institution

Appl Type(s):     Doctoral-Midcareer/Senior Invst.
Faculty Member

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $0   SEEBELOW
Duration:         10 MONTHS
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Non-Profit Organizations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS


OBJECTIVES:  Distinguished Chairs are viewed as among the most prestigious awards in the Fulbright Program. Candidates are usually full professors, deans, department heads and eminent scholars. They bring with them distinguished records of scholarly experience, including significant publications and excellent teaching records.  Grantees will conduct teaching or a combination of teaching and research in the area of specialization. The teaching load is a maximum of two graduate or undergraduate courses a semester, with up to eight classroom hours per week. In addition to lecturing at a leading Chinese university, grantees will have the opportunity to deliver guest lectures at provincial universities. Proposals should demonstrate an interest in active collaboration with Chinese scholars and the host community to the extent possible.  Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Public Administration, and Public/Global Health.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.  Permanent resident status is not sufficient.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, applicants must demonstrate recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.  A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year year period preceding the date of application is ineligible for a grant. For the purpose of this section, a candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year.  Recipients of a core Fulbright Senior Scholar award (defined as longer than two months) are eligible to receive another traditional award five years after the date of completion of the previous award.

For 2012-13, a monthly base stipend of $2,000-$4,400 was provided, based on the following criteria: Research-only grants: All scholars:
$2,000 per month; Teaching or Teaching/Research grants: Assistant Professor or professional equivalent: $2,640 per month; Associate or Full Professor or professional equivalent: $2,860 per month; and Distinguished Professor: $4,400 per month.  For 2012-13:
$2,500-$2,900 per month was provided for subsistence, based on the number of accompanying dependents, up to 2 accompanying dependents;
$1500 per month was provided for housing for research grants, housing was provided by the host institution for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants; a travel allowance of $2,750 to $8,250 was provided for roundtrip travel from the U.S. to China, with $2,750 for one dependent, and $5,500 for up to two dependents. There is a Book Allowance of $1,500 for lecturers in humanities for Teaching and Teaching/Research grants only.  For research grants only, there is a Research Allowance of up to $1,500 for grants of 7 months or less and up to $2,000 for grants longer than 7 months, for incidental expenses related to the project. The Dependent Tuition Allowance is up to
$7,500 per child per semester for accompanying dependents in grades 1-12, upon submission of receipts, with a maximum of $30,000 per family for a 10-month grant. Reimbursement is based on actual cost of tuition and fees only. Any affiliation fees charged by host institutions will be covered up to $2,500 for grants of 5 months or less and $5,000 for grants of 6-10 months. (jap)

KEYWORDS:         Asia
China (People’s Republic)
Public Health
Public Administration
Environmental Studies
Global Health