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Sydney China Visitors program

Unique opportunities to conduct research on China with Sydney's academic community

The University of Sydney has a long history of engagement with Chinese language, culture and society. It provides an outstanding environment for researchers interested in Chinese Studies.

Sydney China Distinguished Fellows

This fellowship is enabled by the acuity of vision and generosity of Mr James Lee, a University of Sydney alumnus now based in Hong Kong. In collaboration with the School of Languages and Culture, the China Studies Centre will appoint one or more Distinguished Fellows each year. The number of appointments will be determined by the available budget and the length of stay proposed by applicants.

Distinguished Fellows must be employed at or affiliated with a university or research organisation other than the University of Sydney. They should have an outstanding record of research and a willingness to work with staff at the University of Sydney. Preference will be given to academics engaged in research on Chinese Culture, Chinese Literature, or translation studies.

Distinguished Fellows will be expected to stay in Sydney for four to twelve weeks each year, with the year running from July each year to June of the next.

Distinguished Fellows will be expected to present:

  • a public lecture
  • a research presentation
  • and a master class with graduate students.

In addition, all publication resulting from the Fellowship are requested to acknowledge the University and Centre’s support.

The Distinguished Fellowship will provide

  • return economy class airfare
  • an accommodation subsidy of up to AUD$200 a day
  • stipend of AUD$1000 a week
  • office space
  • library and related systems access.

The Distinguished Fellowship is subject to successful nominees obtaining a valid visa to enter Australia. The China Studies Centre will assist the visa application process but all costs associated with the application are the responsibility of the nominated Distinguished Fellow.

Application for appointment as a Sydney China Distinguished Fellow will be invited once a year, usually in the first three months of each calendar year.

Visiting Fellows

The China Studies Centre supports the appointment of overseas academics wishing to visit the University and the Centre itself without financial support in order to conduct collaborative research on aspects of China and Chinese societies with staff at the University of Sydney.

Visiting Fellows will be appointed to honorary positions in FASS and the China Studies Centre under the provisions for Honorary Appointment at the University of Sydney.

Visiting Fellows must be employed at or affiliated with a university or research organisation other than the University of Sydney. They should have an outstanding record of research and a willingness to work with staff at the University of Sydney.

Visiting Fellows will be invited to present:

  • a public lecture
  • a research presentation.

In addition, all publication resulting from appointment are requested to acknowledge the University and Centre’s support.

Application for a Visiting Fellowship at the China Studies Centre may be made at any time.

Please note, the University may cancel or change arrangements for the Sydney China Visitors Program, including in respect of the content, location, teaching personnel, duration, and policies at any time. We will endeavour to notify all successful applicants of any cancellation or changes as soon as practicable.

Enquiries

All questions concerning the program should be addressed to the China Studies Centre at chinastudies.centre@sydney.edu.au

Submit your application here