2023-24 Hou Family Predoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

Harvard University
March 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Title 2023-24 Hou Family Predoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Position Description

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies.

The Hou Family Fellowships in Taiwan Studies sponsors one Predoctoral Fellow who is an advanced PhD candidate in the humanities or social sciences to come to the Fairbank Center to pursue Taiwan-focused research for six to twelve months between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024. Residence for the full academic year is encouraged.

The Hou Family Predoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with the Fairbank Center's interdisciplinary community of scholars and will have access to Harvard's world-class libraries and other resources. In addition to maintaining their own research agenda, the Hou Family Predoctoral Fellow will contribute to the Fairbank Center community in ways that could include the following:

  • Presenting research to the Center's Taiwan Studies Workshop series, or to other Fairbank Center events and audiences,
  • Participating in professional development and community building activities.
  • The Hou Family Predoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence full-time at the Fairbank Center for six months (minimum) to twelve months (maximum) between August 1, 2023, and July 31, 2024.

    Total Predoctoral Fellowship stipend: $50,000 for one year, plus up to $3,000 in research support funds. Health insurance is not provided, but stipend can be used to purchase a student health insurance plan.

    Basic Qualifications

    A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese or Taiwanese is required.

    Applicants should be currently enrolled in a humanities or social science doctoral program at another institution.

    A bachelor's degree is required. A relevant master's degree is beneficial.

    Additional Qualifications

    Applications are invited from advanced PhD candidates in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences whose research focuses on Taiwan.

    Harvard University doctoral degree candidates are not eligible for this fellowship.

    Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

    Candidates 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.

    Special Instructions

    To apply, you will be required to submit by March 15, 2023:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript
  • Research proposal and plan for the fellowship period (no more than five pages, double-spaced)
  • Writing sample (academic paper or dissertation chapter)
  • In addition, two to three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by your references.

    All application materials must be in English.

    Contact Information

    Harriet Wong Program Coordinator Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Harvard University 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-4007

    Contact Email [email protected] Equal Opportunity Employer

    The fellowships will be subject to all rules and regulations of Harvard University.

    Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

    Minimum Number of References Required 2 Maximum Number of References Allowed 3 Keywords

    Predoctoral fellowship in Taiwan studies. Graduate research on Taiwan. Taiwan research. Chinese studies. History of Taiwan. Taiwan politics. Taiwanese culture. Republic of China. Taiwan Straits. Greater China.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is your current university or institution?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the month and year in which you received, or expect to receive, your PhD or equivalent terminal degree.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • In what discipline and field is your PhD program?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Dissertation title or topic
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please list your research interests (200 character limit)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please briefly describe the specific research project(s) you wish to complete during the fellowship (500 words or fewer).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • If there are specific Harvard faculty members with whom you intend to work during the fellowship please provide their name/s and indicate whether you have been in contact.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Dates of proposed fellowship period (6 months minimum, 12 months maximum. The standard fellowship period is one year August - July).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Fellows are required to be proficient in English. Non-US citizens, if accepted, will be asked to supply proof of English proficiency through documentation or interview. Are you proficient in English?
  • ◦Yes, I am proficient in English.
  • ◦No, I am not proficient in English.
  • Please list those languages other than English in which you have fluency, specifying reading, spoken, or both
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Research
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Optional Documents

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