The Wilson China Fellowship
Understanding China’s Impact on Asia and the U.S.
Photo: The Wilson China Fellowship Conference 2023
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, seeks applicants for the Wilson China Fellowship from policy-oriented academics with specialization in political, social, economic, security, or historical issues related to China. The aim of this fellowship is to produce new and original pieces of research that improve understanding of the role that China is playing in the Indo-Pacific, its relations with its neighbors and the United States, and its impact on peace and security issues. Additionally, the Fellowship seeks to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, and to support a new generation of American scholarship on China.
Research projects supported by this Fellowship will:
- Focus on China’s impact on political, social, economic, security, or historical issues and its impact on China’s periphery, across Asia, and on China-U.S. relations.
- Develop concepts or explore topics that are understudied, unconventional, unique, emerging, or new within academic and policy discussions.
- Build upon historical and current research on U.S.-China relations and Chinese foreign policy.
- Combine academic rigor with policy relevance.
- Special consideration will be made for proposals that take an interdisciplinary approach.
Our Wilson China Fellows include scholars and practitioners working on a diverse range of policy-relevant issue areas vital to understanding the rise of China and its implications for the United States and the world. They also represent the geographic breadth of American scholarship on China.
Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, said, “Neither China’s domestic development, nor U.S.-China relations, can be usefully evaluated outside the Indo-Pacific context. The Wilson China Fellowship will bring together young American scholars whose research will inform American policy throughout the region."
This fellowship is made possible with the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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