CfA: Short-term fieldwork grant for doctoral research on contemporary China – 2019 Campaign


The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) is offering two fieldwork grants for doctoral students, for a two-month period, to be carried out between May and December 2019 in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The grant comprises a monthly stipend of 1000 €, as well as a travel subsidy of 500€ between Europe and China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

* To be citizens of a member state of the European Union;
* To be currently enrolled as PhD candidates, or to have completed one’s PhD recently (within 1 year of completion of the PhD), in the field of the Social Sciences or Humanities at a French university of a university in a member state of the European Union, or an institution associated with the CEFC;
* To reside in either Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China during the length of their scholarship;
* To 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

Within the framework of this grant, beneficiaries accept to:
* Submit to the CEFC a short report on their fieldwork which may be included 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.

Application requirements
* 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, place of fieldwork investigation (where and how will the fieldwork be carried out?)
* Justifications of the necessity of the requested grant to undertake the proposed fieldwork (please specify if this grant represents an additional source of funding and why the research is not covered under other sources)
* Time frame (please specify for how long the grant is requested)
* Results of the research (planned publications, etc.)
* Present their research, at the end of their fieldwork, to the CEFC research team during a seminar in Hong Kong, Taipei or Beijing.
Complete applications must be submitted in a single PDF file (max: 10 pages, 1.5 line spacing) through the application page on CEFC website.  The recommendation letter should be sent directly by the PhD supervisor by email to Mr. Henry Wu.

Deadline for application: 15 MarcH 2019

CEFC / 20/F Wanchai Central Building – 89 Lockhart Road, Wanchai Hong Kong – Tel.: +852 2876 6910 – Fax: +852 2815 3211 – Email:

CEFC Taipei / Room B111 – Research Center For Humanities and Social Sciences – Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei – Taiwan 11529, R.O.C. – Tel: (886-2) 2789-0873 – Fax: (886-2) 2789-0874 – Email:

CFC Beijing / Mingzhai Building, Room 324, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China – Email: