OYCF Teaching Fellowships

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF"), a non-profit organization based in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Teaching Fellowships, which sponsor short term teaching trips by overseas scholars or professionals (Chinese or non-Chinese) to universities or other comparable advanced educational institutions in China. The subjects of teaching include all fields of humanities and social sciences, such as anthropology, art, communication, economics, education, geography, international studies, law, literatures, philosophy, political science, sociology, etc.

Each year, OYCF grants more than a dozen of fellowship awards, including several OYCF-Ford fellowships in the amount of $2,500 each and several OYCF-Gregory C. and Paula K. Chow fellowships in the amount of $2,000 each, to support short term teaching trips during the academic year.  OYCF announces call-for-application in early June. The application deadline is July 31. Awards are announced in early September.

If you have a Ph.D., J.D., J.S.D. or a comparable graduate degree from, or is currently an advanced doctoral candidate (having passed the Ph.D. qualification examination and finished at least three years of graduate studies) in a university in North America or other areas outside China, and are interested in teaching a covered subject in a college or graduate school in Mainland China, you are eligible to apply for the OYCF Teaching Fellowships. Preference will be given to teaching proposals that include comparative or interdisciplinary perspectives; are about subjects that China is in relative shortage of teachers; will be conducted at universities in inland provinces and regions; and/or combine dissertation research with the proposed teaching trip if the applicant is a Ph.D. candidate.

Each year, we dedicate at least 1-2 fellowships as the Central and Western Region Teaching Fellowships to teaching fellows who plan to teach in an inland province or autonomous region. Accordingly, teaching proposals specifically designed for teaching in these regions are especially welcome.

An application package should include an application form, a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, a detailed course syllabus, an invitation letter from your host institution in China. Detailed instruction is available when the call-for-application is announced in early June each year.

For questions concerning OYCF Teaching Fellowships or their application process, please contact the Program Director Hui Zheng at teaching@oycf.org .