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Masters Endowment Award

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. Tuition support for academic excellence and dual degree programs is also offered through the Lieberthal-Rogel Endowment.

Submission

All application mateerials must be submitted on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal using the CCS-CJS Academic Year Fellowship application or CCS-CJS Summer Fellowship Application, depending on the period of funding requested.  Students may apply for both periods as long as distinct projects are proposed for each fellowship period.

Support for Masters 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.

Dual-Degree Students

$10,000 per term for any student in a LRCCS-approved dual-degree program who takes two or more Chinese-studies courses in the funded term.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Incoming students must be admitted by both programs and must matriculate into both programs. Current dual-degree students must be in good academic standing.
  • Recipients of this funding must enroll full time and take two or more Chinese-studies courses in the funded term.

Lieberthal-Rogel Second-Year Award

Full tuition and a $10,000 stipend for the academic year, based on outstanding first-year performance including substantial progress in thesis preparation.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed their first year of the MA program as full-time students.

  • Applicants should use the CCS-CJS Academic Year Fellowship application on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal. Prepare the 10-page thesis prospectus and the timeline in a single document, and upload in place of the Statement of Purpose.  At least one letter of recommendation must discuss the likelihood of thesis completion.

Off-Campus Fieldwork/Archival Research

This $5,000 award, renewable once, is offered in support of substantial off-campus field/archival research as part of the applicant's thesis work.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed at least two terms in the MA program.

Internship Grant

Awards of up to $2,500 to support China-related internships at public or private institutions around the world.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed at least two terms in the MA program.
  • Recipients must successfully complete the funded internships and submit to LRCCS a two-page report on the experience.