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2021 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching

Title 2021 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching
Date 2020-09-28

Call for Applications to the CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching in China for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Chinese Economists Society

September 26, 2020 

With the generous support from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES is pleased to announce the plan to award up to four fellowships for short-term teaching in Chinese universities in the 2020-2021 academic year. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of US$2,500 in this academic year (Sept 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021).

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. A Ph.D. candidate in these fields who is expected to complete the degree within 12 months may also apply, but need to provide supporting documents from his/her Ph.D. program.

(3) The applicant must be able to teach in China for at least two weeks (or 10 working days). Both in-person and online teaching will be considered for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants of online teaching must provide documents indicating that they are receiving no other funding for this teaching activity. For in-person teaching applications, we advise applicants to follow local as well as global travel advisories to take precautions during the current pandemic. CES is not responsible for travel arrangements and other issues related to health, safety and security.

(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) Priorities will be given to first-time applicants. An applicant is only eligible if he/she has not been awarded the same teaching fellowship within the last three years.

2. Application Procedure

(1) The applicant is 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 Xiaowen Hu by email (see below for contact information). The invitation letter, items (iv), can be scanned and emailed separately if it is not yet available at 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.

(3) Preferences will be given to teaching proposals at non-985 universities (those schools that are not included in the Project 985).

(4) Applications will be accepted until May 1st of 2021 if the positions are not yet filled; however, those completed applications received before March 1st, 2021 will be given priority and acted on early. 

4. Financial Award

(1) A successful applicant will be awarded a 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, as well as a letter from the host university’s Dean to prove the completion of the agreed teaching tasks to CES China Office/CES Teaching Committee.

(2) An awardee may obtain additional compensation from the host university for the expenses in China (for in-person teaching). 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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