Columbia University Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship in USA, 2019

Applications are invited for Columbia University Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship in the USA. The aim of the fellowship is to support one scholar each year for an in-residence research period of 10 months at Columbia University, or to two scholars for a period of 5 months each, depending on the need of the proposed projects. The fellowship is available for East Asian applicants.

Columbia University Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship in USA, 2019

Scholarship Benefits

Fellowship funds can be used to cover airfare, living expenses, and fees accrued during the fellow’s residence at the university. The Fellowship also includes a modest travel fund for the fellow to visit other US cities or institutions. The successful candidate may be invited to teach short-term courses or seminars which, if it happens, will carry a supplemental adjunct salary.

Number of Awards: The Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship is offered each year to one scholar for an in-residence research period of 10 months at Columbia University, or to two scholars for a period of 5 months each, depending on the need of the proposed projects.

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible Countries: Applicants from China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Applicants must have PhD degree in hand at the start of the fellowship period, or have outstanding research credential.
  • Applicants must be able to manage the day-to-day conversation in English.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution in their country of origin.
  • Past recipients are not eligible to apply for two years, except for projects evaluated by the Tang Advisory Committee as necessary to receive multiple years of support.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have a certificate of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PET acceptable).

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants can apply via online:

  • Basic application form
  • Certificate of English proficiency. TOEFL, IELTS, and PETS (organized by NEEA) are acceptable.
  • 10 – 15 page double-spaced project proposal (in English)
    • Proposal contents should include the following:
      • The purpose of the project
      • Research methods
      • Potential contributions of research findings
  • Project timeline
  • Travel itineraries (if travel budget is requested)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English)

Online Application

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