CfA: MERICS European China Talent Program (deadline: 2020-02-07)


The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020 European China Talent Program (ECTP).

Now in its sixth edition, the ECTP will gather a select group of 15 European early career scholars and professionals in Berlin to discuss topical issues in European China policy with senior decision makers from politics, business and civil society. Besides having a clear China-related research and/or work record, participants are eager to deepen their understanding of China and its impact on Europe, to provide fresh ideas on European China policy and to become part of a unique network of future China experts.

Selected candidates will benefit from exchanges with a highly diverse group of participants from various China-related career paths. In addition, they will be able to gain insights into the work of MERICS, the largest European research institute on contemporary China.

Throughout the program, participants are expected to work in teams to develop and present concrete proposals aiming to advance European China policy. MERICS also seeks to publish selected program outputs. For more information about previous editions of the European China Talent Program, see

The next edition of the ECTP will take place on May 4-7, 2020 at MERICS in Berlin. 
Successful applicants will receive a travel allowance, board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Candidates should send their application to by February 7, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a Skype interview in mid-February.
Please visit our website for details on how to apply: