Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China. The fellowship period must fall between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. However, awardees planning to begin using fellowships as early as July 2012 must be prepared to delay entry into China if it is not possible to secure placement before September. The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stipends are calculated based upon the length the awardee’s stay in China, and include allowances for travel, living expenses, and research/affiliation fees. Stipends for four to five months of research cannot exceed $25,200. The maximum award is $50,400. The award may be reduced if the candidate also receives full or partial salary during the fellowship period. There is no financial support for dependents.
-An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has lived in the United States continuously for at least three years as of the application deadline date. -An applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. -However, an established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.