logo-ccsThe Center for Chinese Studies offers annual competitive fellowships for continuing UC Berkeley graduate students in Chinese studies. Eligibility varies among the fellowships. Students may submit a single application for multiple CCS awards. Students may apply to only one of the four Center/Institute competitions (CCS, CJS, CKS, IEAS), so applicants should carefully consider which one best suits their needs.

Awards include:

  • CCS Language Study Grants
  • Dissertation Writing fellowships 
  • MA Student Fellowships
  • Republic of China East Asian Fellowships
  • CCS Summer Research Grants
  • Long-Ling Hsiao Chu and Chao Chi Chu Fellowship in Chinese Studies
  • Liu Graduate Research Fellowships in Chinese Studies 
  • Joseph R. Levenson Chinese Studies Awards
  • Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Fellowship in Chinese Studies
  • Pamela and Kenneth Fong Graduate Student Fellowships

Required application documents

  1. Application Cover Sheet (PDF file – please use ONE form for all awards)
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A detailed Research/Study Proposal for the period of requested support (max. 2 pages)
  4. A List of All Financial Assistance received during graduate study, including fellowships from ALL sources (extramural fellowships, research assistantships, teaching appointments, and grants)
  5. A complete List of All Support, including the amount of funds requested for the coming academic year, with notes on the status of the requests
  6. An Estimated Budget for your project
  7. Two Letters of Recommendation (mailed or emailed separately to to [email protected](link sends e-mail)).
  8. A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) from UCB together with a list of any courses currently in progress

Please send the form and all the materials — with the exception of the recommendations — by email to [email protected] as a single pdf file.

All documents must be received by Monday April 1, 2020. For more information, visit the Center for Chinese Studies website