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OYCF Teaching Fellowships 2008-09

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.

OYCF will grant 14 fellowship awards, including 5 OYCF-Ford fellowships in the amount of $2,250 each and 9 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 of 2008-09. The application deadline is July 31, 2008. Awards will be announced on August 31, 2008.

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, please find on line the Information and Application Procedures for the OYCF Teaching Fellowships at http://www.oycf.org/Teach/application.DOC . As noted therein, preference will be given to teaching proposals that include comparative or interdisciplinary perspectives; are about subjects that China is in relative shortage of teachers; or will be conducted at universities in inland provinces and regions.

We encourage teaching fellows to go to China 's central and western regions. This 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. We also give preference to advanced Ph.D. student applicants who would combine this teaching opportunity with their own dissertational research in China .

To submit your application, you will need 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 and application form can be found at the above web link. You can visit http://www.oycf.org/Teach/fellowship.htm to take a look at syllabi and teaching reports from previous years.

For more information about OYCF or its teaching program, please visit http://www.oycf.org . For questions concerning OYCF Teaching Fellowships or their application process, please contact teaching@oycf.org .

Duan Wu, Junling Ma, Hao Zou, Lei Guang and Lu Zheng
OYCF Teaching Fellowship Committee