Thursday, October 2, 2008

OYCF Fellowship Announcement

Dear OYCF Members and Friends:

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum ("OYCF") and The 1990 Institute are pleased to
announce that we are accepting applications for our Joint Research Fellowships
in 2008, which sponsor research projects by overseas scholars, professionals
and graduate students that analyze economic and social issues in contemporary
China, with a focus on policy implications. Preferential consideration will be
given to projects that involve fieldwork in China or collaboration with
researchers in China. Topics of particular interest include (but are not
limited to) micro-lending, environmental policy, bio-energy, and rural

The 1990 Institute has provided up to $10,000 for 2008, and up to two
fellowships in the amount of $5,000 will be granted based on the quality of the
research proposals and budgetary requirements.

The application deadline is November 20, 2008. Awards will be announced by
December 20, 2008

To be eligible to receive the fellowship, you must (a) have a Ph.D., J.D.,
S.J.D. or a comparable advanced academic graduate degree from a university in
North America or Europe, or (b) be an ABD (all but dissertation) student
pursuing a doctoral degree, or (c) be pursuing post-doctoral research, at such
institutions. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please
download the Information and Application Procedures for the Joint OYCF-The 1990
Institute Research Fellowships from
All applications shall be submitted to OYCF, and final selection decisions will
be made by a Review Committee convened by The 1990 Institute with the
participation of OYCF members.

To submit your application, you will need an application form, curriculum vitae
or resume, a detailed research proposal, an itemized budget, and two letters of
reference. Information and application form can be found at the above web