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Call for Applications to the CES-Chow Teaching Fellowships

Title Call for Applications to the CES-Chow Teaching Fellowships
Date 2018-01-14

Call for Applications to the CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching in China for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

The Chinese Economists Society


September 1, 2017 (updated on December 13, 2017)


With the generous support from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES is pleased to announce the plan to award up to five fellowships for short-term teaching in Chinese universities in the 2017-2018 academic year. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of US$2,500 in this academic year (Sept 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018).


1. Eligibility of Applicants


(1)       The applicant must be a CES member based outside of China.

(2)       The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree in economics and management awarded by a research university in North America. A Ph.D. candidate in these fields who is expected to complete the degree within 12 months may also apply.

(3)       The applicant must be able to teach a course in a field of economics and management with English as the instructional language.  The applicant must be available to teach the course in China for at least two weeks (or 10 working days) during the academic year.

(4)       The awardees of the teaching fellowship must agree to submit to the CES teaching committee a report within 2 weeks after the completion of their teaching.

(5)       An applicant may only be awarded this fellowship no more than three (3) times in the past seven years.

(6)       An applicant must have minimum teaching experience of being a Teaching Assistant for an economics course instructed in English.

(7)       An applicant has not been awarded the same teaching fellowship within the last three years.



2. Application Procedure


(1) The applicant is primarily responsible for finding a host university in China. The CES China office may help provide information on potential host universities whenever it is possible.

(2) A complete application for the teaching fellowship should include the following:

(i) A letter of application, including the course title, the teaching schedule including the number of contact hours, and the name of the host university where the applicant would like to teach the proposed course; whether the applicant has applied for the fellowship previously and whether the prior application was successful.

(ii)            A syllabus that includes the content of the course, textbook(s), references, the arrangement of examinations, and the schedule of the lectures.

(iii)           A copy of the applicant’s abbreviated curriculum vitae (2-3 pages).

(iv)           A copy of the letter of invitation from the host institute, signed by a department head or a dean at the host university.

(v)            Copy of Ph.D. degree certificate or a letter from the applicant’s supervisor indicating the expected date of degree completion.


(3)       The initial application (including items (i), (ii), (iii) and (v) above) should be sent to the CES China Office at Peking University listed below by regular mail or email. The invitation letter, items (iv), can be scanned and emailed separately if it is not yet available by the time of application.   


The CES China Office Contact information:

CES China Office

Xiaowen Hu, Karen 

Room 203, National School of Development, Peking University,

 No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing



3. Selection of Awardees

(1) The CES teaching committee will review all applications, select awardees, and notify all applicants of its decisions.

(2) The selection of awardees of the teaching fellowships will be based on the following considerations:


(i) The applicant’s qualifications;

(ii) Soundness of the teaching plan and quality of syllabus;

(iii) The need of the proposed course instruction in the host university. Above conditions being equal, preferences will be given to non-985 universities in inland regions.


Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018 if the positions are not yet all filled; however, those received before February 1, 2018 will be given priority and acted on early. 


4. Financial Award


(1) A successful applicant will be awarded a lump-sum stipend of US$2,500. The award will be paid after the awardee completes his/her teaching in China and submits the instructor’s final report.


(2) An awardee may obtain additional compensation from the host university for the expenses in China. However, the CES will not be responsible for these arrangements.


(3) Should an awardee obtain from other sources financial support that goes beyond compensation for living and travel expenses, the CES may withdraw or reduce the stipend. The awardee should notify CES of such financial support as soon as he/she has accepted it. Applying for funding from other sources, however, will not affect the selection of the awardees. The CES is trying to optimize the use of limited resources to fund more members who wish to teach in China.



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