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The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently announced two fellowship opportunities for doctoral-level students in the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences.



Underneath the umbrella of the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP), these two fellowships offer generous funding to doctoral students focusing on China:

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship

The Research Ph.D. Fellowship ranges from six months to two years, provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China.


The Ph.D. in China Fellowship

The Ph.D. in China Fellowship ranges from three to four years, provides funding to students holding master’s degrees who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in China.



Current grantees of the Research Ph.D. Fellowship represent a broad range of academic and research interests from across the arts, education, humanities, and social sciences. Take a look at what some recipients are doing on the Current Grantees section of CCSP’s website.



The application deadline is February 15th, 2016 for awards beginning in the fall of 2016.



IIE will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 2nd from 3:00PM – 4:00PM (EST). If interested, we encourage you to register for the webinar to learn more.