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USC US-China Institute invites applications for graduate fieldwork grants (deadline: February 24, 2011)

USC doctoral students in all disciplines are eligible to apply for summer fieldwork support.
January 1, 2011

The USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) funds social science research examining the U.S. – China relationship or significant trends and issues affecting that relationship. USC doctoral students in all disciplines are invited to apply for summer fieldwork grants.

This support enables USC doctoral students to a) carry out field research on a topic addressing an aspect of the multidimensional U.S. – China relationship and b) to forge ties with researchers or institutions in China or elsewhere who will be able to assist students in carrying out future dissertation research. As a result of this field research, students should be better able to develop their dissertation prospectuses and more compelling dissertation research proposals for major funding agencies.

Students may request up to $4,000.

The grants may be used to

• visit archives, critical libraries, or other institutions;
• carry out interviews, surveys, or other fieldwork; and/or
• meet and study with research mentors in China and elsewhere

These grants are not intended for

• study in language training programs
• conference participation
• work that could be completed while in residence at USC
• equipment purchases

USCI is committed to supporting work examining a broad range of topics. Preference will be given to policy-relevant research projects.

Previous grants: 2007 | 2008 | 2009

Click here to download detailed grant guidelines and the application form. All materials must be submitted by February 24, 2011. No late submissions can be considered.

If you have questions regarding a particular project or grant requirement, please write to or call 213-821-4382.