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OYCF Teaching Fellowships 2009-10

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF"), a non-profit organization based in
the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications
for its Teaching Fellowships, which sponsor short term teaching trips by
overseas scholars or professionals (Chinese or non-Chinese) to universities or
other comparable advanced educational institutions in China. The subjects of
teaching include all fields of humanities and social sciences, such as
anthropology, art, communication, economics, education, geography,
international studies, law, literatures, philosophy, political science,
sociology, etc.

Despite the economic downturn, the Ford Foundation just confirmed its financial
support for this program for four more years. Combining this with another
generous source of funding, the Gregory C. and Paula K. Chow OYCF Endowment
Fund, the OYCF will grant 13 fellowship awards to support short term teaching
trips during the Academic Year of 2009-10, including five (5) OYCF-Ford
fellowships in the amount of $2,500 each and eight (8) OYCF-Gregory C. and
Paula K. Chow fellowships in the amount of $2,000 each. The application
deadline is August 15, 2009. Awards will be announced on September 15, 2009.

If you have a Ph.D., J.D., J.S.D. or a comparable graduate degree from, or is
currently an advanced doctoral candidate (having passed the Ph.D. qualification
examination and finished at least three years of graduate studies) in a
university in North America or other areas outside China, and are interested in
teaching a covered subject in a college or graduate school in Mainland China,
please find the Information and Application Procedures for the OYCF Teaching
Fellowships in the attachment of this email.  As noted therein, preference will be given to
teaching proposals that include comparative or interdisciplinary perspectives;
are about subjects that China is in relative shortage of teachers; or will be
conducted at universities in inland provinces and regions.

We encourage teaching fellows to go to China's central and western regions. This
year, we dedicate at least 1-2 fellowships as the Central or Western Region
Teaching Fellowships to teaching fellows who plan to teach in an inland
province or autonomous region. Accordingly, teaching proposals specifically
designed for teaching in these regions are especially welcome. We also give
preference to advanced Ph.D. student applicants who would combine this teaching
opportunity with their dissertational research in China.

To submit your application, you will need an application form, a brief letter of
interest, curriculum vitae or resume, a detailed course syllabus, an invitation
letter from your host institution in China. Detailed instruction and
application form can be found at the above web link.

For more information about OYCF or its teaching program, please visit For questions concerning OYCF Teaching Fellowships or
their application process, please contact Hui Zheng at
OYCF Teaching Fellowship Committee

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