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Doctoral Endowment Award

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


All application materials must be submitted on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal  the FLAS or CCS-CJS Academic Year Fellowship application for academic year funding or FLAS or CCS-CJS Summer Fellowship application for summer language funding, depending on the period of funding requested.  The deadline for these applications is Jan 15.  Students may apply for both periods as long as distinct projects are proposed for each fellowship period.

Use the application for Asia Centers Research-Internship Fellowships for degree-related research travel and/or internship support. One application for up to 12 months of dissertation research support beginning in Spring-Summer (May 1).  The deadline for this application is March 1.

Support for Doctoral Students

General Academic Support

A limited number of awards of varying amounts are made based on academic merit and may be used to support academic pursuits related to the students' degree programs.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • All graduate students in Chinese studies at the University of Michigan, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to apply.

Fieldwork/Archival Research Grant (including preparatory)

Up to $7500, renewable once; two offered per year. International students are especially encouraged to apply.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Doctoral students in good standing seeking funding for dissertation fieldwork or other types of off-campus research.

  • Applicants should use the CCS-CJS Academic Year Fellowship application on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal. Prepare the 10-page (maximum) research prospectus and upload in place of the Statement of Purpose.

Preparatory Field/Archival Research Grant

Up to $5000, renewable once. Three are offered per year. Designed to support preparatory work year-round and/or to cover more than one summer. This grant is intended for U.S. and international students in need of preparatory field/archival work before they attain candidacy.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Pre-candidate doctoral students only