Call for 2017 Luce Research Fellowship Applications

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
November 29, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies

CALL FOR 2017 LUCE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco (USF)

The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes a digital copies of: (1) the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; and (6) other archival materials.

The Ricci Institute invites applications for new Luce Research Fellowships for the summer 2017 as part of a new project supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in New York. For detailed information about this international research initiative, please visit: www.ricci-institute.org.

This fellowship is open to post-doctoral level applicants, including Junior Faculty members (i.e. within five years of having received the PhD). We invite research proposals primarily based on the archival collections at the Ricci Institute in preparation for research publications. Topics of enquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, history of Christianity in China, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, etc.

The aim of the fellowship is to offer recipients the unique opportunity to conduct research and to prepare manuscripts for publication that focus on archival, historiographical, and methodological issues that are relevant to different areas of Christianity and cultures in East Asia. Recipients are also expected to present their work and actively participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute.

This appointment is for a period of three months with a monthly stipend up to $4,500/month. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding proof of English proficiency, visa, and health insurance requirements.

Applicants should submit the following no later than January 6, 2017:

(1) a most recent Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement timeline, proposed activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), plan for the publication of the research results, and how the research is related to resources available at the USF Ricci Institute; (3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any; (4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation.

All required documents must be in English. Successful applications will be announced by February 2017.

All application documents should be submitted by email to: lee@usfca.edu with the subject line: “2017 Summer Luce Fellowship Application”.

Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders either electronically to the above e-mail address or by regular mail to:

Luce Fellowship Review Committee

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

University of San Francisco, LM 280

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

For more information about the USF Ricci Institute’s resources, please visit: http://usf.usfca.edu/ricci//collection/index.htm

For more information about previous activities of the Ricci Institute’ Research Fellows, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/usfricci

Contact Info: 

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

University of San Francisco, LM 280

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

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