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Call for Applications: 2013 Chow Fellowships

Title Call for Applications: 2013 Chow Fellowships
Date 2012-10-02

Call for Applications to the CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching in China for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

The Chinese Economists Society

October 3, 2012

With the generous support from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES is pleased to announce the plan to award six fellowships for short-term teaching in Chinese universities in the 2012-2013 academic year. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of US$2,500 in this academic year (Sept 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013).


1. Eligibility of Applicants

(1) The applicants must be the CES members 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 the teaching fellowship must agree to submit to the CES teaching committee a report within 2 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:

(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.

(3) The initial application (including items (i), (ii), and (iii) above) should be sent to Dr. Zhuo Chen, Coordinator of the Chow Teaching Program of the CES Board at the address below either via post mail or email. The invitation letter, item (iv), can be scanned and emailed separately.   

Zhuo Chen

Senior Health Economist

1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS-E33

Atlanta, GA, 30084, USA
               US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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 April 1, 2013  if the six positions are not yet filled; however, those received before February 1, 2013 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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