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Mobility grant for doctoral research on contemporary china

Mobility grant for doctoral research on contemporary china – 2015 campaign

The Scientific Board of research institutes in Asia attached to the French Foreign Ministry awards one nine-month PhD scholarship during its annual meeting in the spring. The scholarship comprises a monthly stipend of 1625 Euros, round-trip air travel from Europe to Hong Kong, China or Taiwan (when applicable), transportation of luggage up to 200 Euros and repatriation insurance.


  • be citizens of a member State of the European Union
  • be currently enrolled as PhD candidates in the field of the Social Sciences or Humanities at a French university or a university in a member State of the European Union, or an institution associated with the CEFC.
  • reside in either Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China during the length of their scholarship.
  • submit a research project relevant to the scientific mission of the CEFC, which is to study the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the contemporary Chinese world.

Awardees will be encouraged to submit an article and, when applicable, book reviews, to the journal China Perspectives published by the CEFC.

Application requirements

  • a research project;
  • a detailed CV;
  • a cover letter;
  • two recommendation letters from recognized scholars in the field.

The selection will be based upon the following criteria which should be outlined clearly in the research project :

  • Aims of the research;
  • Methodology, Sources, Fieldwork;
  • Provisional Calendar;
  • Scientific collaboration with Chinese and European Institutions;
  • Expected Results (publication projects…);
  • Writing skills in French.

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 “AIDE A LA MOBILITE 2015” on or before January 15, 2015.

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 January 15, 2015)
  • to M. Sebastian Veg, CEFC, 20/F Wanchai Central Bldg. 89 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Please send the single PDF file of the above application to Madame Aude Debarle at Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs by email only  (aude.debarle@diplomatie.gouv.fr), with the subject: “AIDE A LA MOBILITE 2015”.

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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Call for papers: New European Research on Contemporary China


2-4 July, 2014


Beijing (Delegation of the European Union to China)

Deadline for submission

15 February 2014


Ms. Miriam Yang, cefc@cefc.com.hk

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary social science perspective.

Along with the growing exchanges between China and Europe, the number of European doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences doing research in and studying China has increased; many young Chinese scholars also choose to bring their expertise on contemporary China to European academic institutions. They all represent the future of European research on contemporary China. The main purpose of this Conference held for the second time in Beijing is to provide a forum for these young researchers at the European level and in China. The success of the first edition held in 2012 which gathered 50 young researchers from 15 countries (selected among 130 applicants) confirmed the necessity to provide such a forum for reflection and discussion. The Conference will be an occasion to facilitate exchanges on common research subjects, compare perspectives and methodologies, and promote interdisciplinary dialogue. By providing a space for debate and reflection, the Conference intends to contribute to the emergence of more diverse theoretical approaches on the subject. It will enable the participants not only to expand their network and broaden their horizon, but also to take part in the construction of European research networks and promote China-Europe dialogue.


  • French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and Sino-French Academic Center (CFC, Tsinghua University)
  • EURAXESS Links China

Supported by

  • Delegation of the European Union to China
  • European Center for China Studies (ECCS), Peking University
  • Heinrich-Böll Foundation
  • Think in China

Who can apply?

The Conference is designed for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs in humanities and social sciences currently in China or planning to be in China in the summer of 2014, either European nationals or affiliated with a European university or research institute, regardless of nationality. Among the different disciplines that will be considered: anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, international relations, political sciences and sociology.

Practical arrangements

The conference will sponsor domestic travel within China and accommodation in Beijing for selected participants; however, no funding is available for international travel.

Registration details and schedule

  1. A paper title and abstract (up to 20 lines) in English is to be sent by 15 February 2014 to Ms. Miriam Yang: cefc@cefc.com.hk.
  2. The selected participants will be notified by 15 April 2014.
  3. The final papers (up to 8000 words) should be sent by 31 May 2014.
  4. Selected papers may be published in the journal China Perspectives/ Perspectives chinoises.

For more information.

Aurélia Martin

Chargée de communications et des médias pour l'UMR Chine Corée Japon (CNRS)

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