Due to COVID-19, all 2020 Sydney China Fellows have had to defer their visits to 2021. As a result, the decision has been made to withdraw the 2021 call for applications. We look forward to opening a new call for applications in 2021 for 2022 visiting fellows, and continuing to facilitate China-related research and collaboration at the University of Sydney.
The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowships:
Fellowship recipients, from any University or research organisation in the world, can carry out their research in Sydney for 4–12 weeks, generally between February and November, collaborating with academic members at the Department of Chinese Studies, the China Studies Centre and across the University of Sydney.
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.
The Department of Chinese Studies operates within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Its research areas include modern standard Chinese language education, Chinese linguistics, translation studies, Chinese literature, religion, philosophy, history, and media and communication.
The China Studies Centre is the University’s strategic initiative to stimulate the study of China across the institution. Comprising almost 350 academic members, the centre coordinates the multidisciplinary work on China, conducted across all faculties and schools at the University. We are keen to turn research done on China into relevant cross-disciplinary contributions to the resolution of today’s global issues.
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. The fellowship is designed for scholars who have made substantial contributions to the study of China, in particular to research in literature, culture and translation, and who intend to spend time researching or writing their next manuscript. One or more fellows will be accepted every year depending on the duration of the fellowship. Recipients will be expected to stay in Sydney for 4–12 weeks, between February and November.
During your time at the University of Sydney you will be expected to provide:
The distinguished fellowship will cover:
Successful candidates will have:
This fellowship is designed for scholars who are at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, 'minorities', as well as comparative or global perspectives) and intend to spend time researching or writing up their next project at the University’s China Studies Centre. Fellows will be expected to stay in Sydney for 4–12 weeks, between February and November.
During your time at the University of Sydney, you will need to provide:
The fellowship will cover:
Successful candidates will have:
All questions concerning the program should be addressed to the China Studies Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image source: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Photo by Leon Jong.