Fellowships & Grants

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) awards a number of fellowships and grants to U-M graduate and undergraduate students in Chinese studies.

Application Deadline
January 20 for all fellowships, unless otherwise noted.


  • Applicants to the master’s program in Chinese studies or any of the dual-degree programs should complete the LRCCS funding application to be considered for academic year funding. Applicants only need to complete the application and language report.
  • Applicants for admission to a doctoral program in Chinese studies at U-M must be nominated by their department in order to be considered for funding. They should not apply to LRCCS directly.
  • The LRCCS Language Evaluation Form is now available (also included in funding application above).
  • All fellowship application materials should be sent to the Coordinator of Student Services, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1080 South University Ave., Suite 4668, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.

Please use the LRCCS Funding Application to apply for the following funding opportunities.

LRCCS Endowment Awards

LRCCS Endowment Awards
Tuition support and endowment awards, ranging from $2500 to $7500, may be given based on academic merit, language training, field research, archival research, and internship support.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

LRCCS provides a limited number of awards for graduate students engaged in the study of Chinese or Tibetan in the academic year. This award provides tuition and a monthly stipend for the academic year. Learn more.

Peking-American School Fellowship

The Peking-American School Fellowship supports traditional Chinese studies at the University of Michigan and is open to U-M graduate students in Chinese humanistic studies. Learn more.

Katherine Taylor Fellowship

The Katherine Taylor Fellowship provides funds for U-M graduate students for up to a full year of research and language study in a Chinese-speaking environment. Learn more.

PRC Chinese Language Fellowship

Funded by the China Scholarship Council of the People’s Republic of China, this fellowship provides tuition and registration fees, accommodations, basic learning materials, medical insurance, and a small monthly stipend to study in China. Learn more.

Feuerwerker Fellowship for Conference Travel

LRCCS will provide up to $500 to support graduate students to travel to a conference to present research with a primary focus on China. Learn more.

Lieberthal Family Fellowship for Discretionary Funding

LRCCS has a limited amount of discretionary funds per year. Awards will be made on a case-by-case basis for conference travel, language study support, and field research support. Learn more.

International Institute Funding

The International Institute, which houses LRCCS and 17 other centers and programs, funds fellowships and grants for faculty and students that include research abroad, language study, and participation in prestigious national scholarship competitions such as the Fulbright and Luce awards. Learn more.

U-M Funding

A listing of departments and organizations at the University of Michigan that offer of a variety of China- related opportunities and funding for students. Learn more.

Other Funding Sources

A listing of some national foundations and organizations which have funded international studies in the past. This list is not all-inclusive and is updated whenever new information becomes available to LRCCS. Learn more.