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2016 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching

Title 2016 CES-Chow Fellowships for Short-Term Teaching
Date 2016-01-05
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THE CES-CHOW SHORT-TERM TEACHING PROGRAM
Application Procedures


With the support from the Gregory and Paula Chow Foundation, the CES will award six CES
members to teach in China each academic year.

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 2015-2016 academic year. Each fellowship will provide a stipend of US$2,500 in this academic year (Sept 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016).

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, awarded by a research university in foreign countries. A Ph.D. candidate in the 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 with English as 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 for 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.

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.

(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), and (iii) above) should be sent to Dr. Zongwu Cai, Coordinator of the Chow Teaching Program of the CES Board at the address below by regular mail or email. The invitation letter, item (iv), can be scanned and emailed separately if it is not yet available by the time of application.   

Zongwu Cai

351 Snow Hall
Department of Economics
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

Email: caiz@ku.edu

3. Selection Procedure

(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 junior faculty, Ph.D. candidates, or teaching at non-985 universities in inland regions.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2016 if the six positions are not yet filled; however, those completed applications received before February 1, 2016 will be given priority and acted on early. 
4. Awarding Procedure

(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.

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