Call for applications: CEFC short-term mobility grant

The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering three fieldwork grants for doctoral students, ranging from one to three months, to be carried out between June 2013 and December 2013 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1200 € as well as a round-trip air ticket between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, within the limit of 1000 €.

Applicants shall satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a French or European university (located in a member-state of the European Union or of the European Higher Education Area), in the field of humanities and social sciences.
  • Their research project must be situated within the scope of the CEFC’s mandate, which is to study political, economic, social and cultural developments in Greater China.

Within the framework of this grant, beneficiaries accept to:

  • Submit to the CEFC a short report on their fieldwork, which may be included for example in the annual activity report of the Centre.
  • Present their research, at the end of their fieldwork, to the CEFC research team during a seminar in Hong Kong, Taipei or Beijing.

Applications can be submitted in French or English and must contain the following:

  • A detailed resume
  • A research project explaining the fieldwork to be undertaken under the grant and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant’s doctoral project
  • A recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor

Selection will be made according to the following criteria, which should be addressed by applicants in their research project mentioned above:

  • Aims of the research and contribution to the dissertation project (please include the working title of the dissertation)
  • Methodology, sources, type of fieldwork (where and how will the fieldwork be carried out?)
  • Time frame (please specify for how long the grant is requested)
  • Results of the research (planned publications, etc.)
  • Strength of the applicant’s cooperation with French research networks (for applicants in other European universities)
  • Relevance to the research programs currently hosted in the CEFC

Complete applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (max: 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing), addressed to the Director of the CEFC, by email to Alfred Aroquiame (aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk) with the subject line “Fieldwork Grant 2013” on or before 10 May 2013.

The recommendation letter should be sent directly by the PhD supervisor by email to Alfred Aroquiame (aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk) or by ordinary mail (in this case it must reach the CEFC by 15 May 2013), to:
Sebastian Veg, CEFC, 20/F Wanchai Central Bldg., 89 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, HK.

Selected applicants will be informed in early June 2013.

Contact information: Tel. (852) 2876 6914 or 6910 – email aaroquiame@cefc.com.hk


Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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