• Announcing the 2017 China Studies Institute (CSI) Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship Program

    June 4-23, 2017
    China

    The China Studies Institute (CSI) Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship Program allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Chinese civilization, history, language, business and education. 

    The China Studies Institute (CSI) offers college and university faculty members with limited or without prior experience in Chinese studies to learn about China, both past and present. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Chinese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves three weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings, and cultural activities related to Chinese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Institute faculty will include scholars, administrators, representatives from the local Chinese community, and government officials.

    The three week program is held in China (tentative cities are Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing). CSI Fellowships are available to cover most of the costs of the Institute for each participant. While attending the program, participants are housed in hotels. Because of the intensive nature of the program, families cannot be accommodated and are not permitted to accompany the participants. 


    Fellowships and Program Costs

    CSI Fellowships are available to cover most of the costs of the Institute for each participant. The Zhi-Xing China Academic Leaders Fellowship, provided for all participants, pay for most the following costs: administrative and academic expenses, three weeks in China costs including room/board, in-country domestic and ground transportation, and other organized activity expenses. CSI Fellowship funds are supplemented by a modest registration fee: $750 (for participants from AASCU-member institutions) and $895 (for participants from non-AASCU member institutions).  

    While attending the program, participants are housed in hotels. Additionally, because of the intensive nature of the program, families or friends cannot be accommodated and are not permitted to accompany participants.


    Sponsors

    The CSI Institute and Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowships are made possible by a generous endowment from the Chinese Government. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) manages and administers the CSI Fellowship program;Chinese Education Association for International Exchanges (CEAIE) provides the academic program and facilities in China. 


    Participants

    Participants must be full-time faculty at two or four-year academic institutions with the potential to impact undergraduate education and have limited or no prior training or professional experience in Chinese studies. 


    Candidate Selection Process and Timeline:

    • Application Deadline - Sunday, December 18, 2016
    • AASCU will collect all applications through the December deadline and send all qualified applications to CEAIE 
    • CEAIE will make the final selections and notify AASCU of the selected candidates by the end of January 
    • Final candidates upon being notified will send a letter of their acceptance, along with payment of registration fee to AASCU by the end of February
    • AASCU will provide pre-departure orientation and the CSI program to the candidates by mid-May 
    • CSI Fellows depart the US to China on June 3rd, 2017
    • The program officially ends on June 23, 2017

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