The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School will offer two postdoctoral fellowships in the field of contemporary Chinese public policy to recent Ph.D.s of exceptional promise.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within five years of the start of the fellowship in a relevant discipline in the social sciences. Preference will be given to those working in the areas of contemporary domestic politics, political economy, business-government relations, state-society relations, and social/legal/economic development of China, particularly on issues related to urbanization, political/economic reform, energy/environment, social welfare, and civil society.
Knowledge of Chinese is required, as well as the ability to work with original sources. Residence in the Cambridge area and participation in the activities of the Center throughout the academic year (e.g. weekdly doctoral fellows workshop series) also required. It is expected that the successful applicant will give at least one research presentation during the fellowship period as well as participate in the Center’s publication program. Those who are chosen to receive fellowships must have his/her degree conferral by June 1, 2018.
Each fellowship will run for a period of up to two years. The recipient will receive an annual stipend of $50,000, health insurance, and work space. Some research/travel funds may also be available.
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