The study of China has developed into a robust field in North America over the last three decades, but current conditions pose significant challenges, especially for scholars just before and just after the dissertation.
The Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of the field of China studies in the US. For the last seven years, the Program has awarded fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. More than 100 scholars—pre- and post-dissertation—have received support thus far.
The Luce/ACLS Program currently offers Early Career Fellowships (formerly “postdoctoral fellowships”) for pre-tenure scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertation for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects.
Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible.