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2020 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching

Title 2020 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching
Date 2020-01-20
File CES_2020_Chow_Teaching.pdf

Call for Applications to The Chinese Economists Society (CES
ow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching in China for the 2019-2020 Academic Year


With the generous support from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES is pleased to announce a plan to award up to five fellowships for short-term teaching in Chinese universities for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of US$2,500 in this academic year (ending August 31, 2020).

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 or ABD (all but dissertation, with appropriate supporting documents) in economics or management, awarded by a research university in North America.

(3) The applicant must be able to teach in China for at least two weeks (or 10 working days).

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

2. Application Procedure

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

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

(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.

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

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

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

(3) The initial application (including items (a), (b), (c) and (d) above) should be sent to the CES China Office at Peking University listed below by email. The invitation letter, item (d), can be submitted separately if it is not yet available by the time of application.

CES China Office:

Xiaowen Karen HU

National School of Development

Peking University

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:

(a) The applicant’s qualifications;

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

(c) The need of the proposed course instruction in the host university.

Above conditions are equally important but preferences will be given to non-985 universities in inland regions.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020 if the positions are not yet all filled; however, those received before March 15, 2020 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 the instructor’s final report is submitted.

(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 financial support from other sources beyond compensation for living and travel expenses, the CES may withdraw or reduce the stipend. The awardee should notify the 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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