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2014 Chinese Language Teacher Awards

March 28th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Chinese Language Educators Achievement Award
Candidates: Chinese Language Teachers of Indiana
Requirements: Must have at least 20 years of experience teaching Chinese (Either 20 accumulated years as a full-time teacher or as a part-time teacher working 10 hours minimum per week, 30 weeks per year) i.e. 6000 hours within 20 accumulated years in the U.S.
Award: A certificate issued by the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and 400 US dollars
Application Procedures:
1. Complete the application forms.
2. Include official documentation providing proof of 20 years accumulated teaching experience.
3. Submit the above to the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis, 425 University Blvd. CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202 before August 15th. Applicants will be evaluated by the Award Committee. The winner will be declared in August. Certificate will be awarded at the Chinese Teacher Workshop in September

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Chinese Language Educators Excellence Award
Candidates: Chinese Language Teachers of Indiana (including visiting teachers)
Requirements: Must have at least 1-3 years of experience teaching Chinese (Either 1-3 accumulated years as a full-time teacher or as a part-time teacher working 10 hours minimum per week, 30 weeks per year in the U.S. No time requirement for Sunday school teachers).
Award: A total of six prizes will be awarded for teachers at kindergarten/elementary school, middle school and high school level; 3 each for regular and Sunday Chinese schools.
A certificate issued by the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and 100 US dollars
Application Procedures:
1. Complete the application forms.
2. Submit at least three letters of recommendation; one each from a supervisor and a co-worker, as well as one from the parent(s) of a student.
3. Submit all required paperwork to the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis, 425 University Blvd. CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202 before August 15th. Applicants will be evaluated by the Award Committee. The winner will be declared in August. Certificates will be awarded at the Chinese Teacher Workshop in September

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Application Procedures:

Complete Application Forms no later than August 15th.

All correspondence, recommendation letters and application forms should be sent to:

Confucius Institute – CII Chinese Teacher Awards

425 University Blvd., CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Telephone (317) 278-7900     Email ciindy@iupui.edu

The winners will be declared no later than August 30th.  The official announcement will be made at the CLTA Bloomington Symposium.

2013 Chinese Language Teacher Awards Winners

Chinese Language Educators Dedication Award Winners:

Ting Li – Decatur Central High School

Ling-Yu Yang – Westlane Middle School

Yanqiong Huang – International School of Indiana

Xiaoming Li – ICCCI Chinese School

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2014 Chinese Language Teacher Awards

March 28th, 2014, 3:34 pm

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Chinese Culture Hour Presents

Dr. Thomas H. Cox | Sam Houston State University

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 12:00 p.m.

Confucius Institute | Cavanaugh Hall, CA 129

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China and the United States currently exchange over $230 billion in trade each year and share concerns ranging from global warming to tariff policies. As such the need for intellectual and cultural exchange between these two nations has never been greater. Both the Chinese and American governments plus numerous philanthropic organizations offer an array of grants, scholarships and stipends for study in the PRC. This workshop outlines major grant opportunities and provides advice and feedback for the application process.

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A Fulbright in China: Lessons for Pursuing Research and Grants in China

March 28th, 2014, 9:39 am

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable free beginning course in Mandarin Chinese. Course meets one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus on Tuesday’s from 12:00pm – 12:45pm.

Dates are March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Class is on a first come first serve basis, so please sign up early.

To register please visit the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA4AB2EA0FF2-20142

 

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2014 Spring Free Mandarin Chinese Class for IUPUI Faculty & Staff

February 26th, 2014, 12:11 pm

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The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis presents:

Lingnan Chinese  Opera League SYSU Performance

Date/Time: Friday March 7th 6:00pm
Location: IUPUI IT Auditorium, 535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis
Costs: Free to the Public on a first come first serve basis

Parking is available in the Gateway (525 N. Blackford) and North Street (819 W. North St.) Parking Garages.  Click here for MAP and RATES

Opera Lecture

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Chinese Opera Performance

February 10th, 2014, 9:19 pm

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Spring 2014 Culture Hour

January 28th, 2014, 3:48 pm

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2013 Video of the 6th Chinese Festival

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2014 Indianapolis Chinese Festival

January 28th, 2014, 3:39 pm

2014 High School Bridge Program to China (July 17th – August 1st)

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Introduction to “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students”

The “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students” is sponsored by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters in cooperation with various Confucius Institute in the U.S. for American high school students to experience Chinese language and culture on the summer holidays for two weeks (July 17th – August 1st).

Since being launched in 2007, American high school students have been invited to participate in the summer camp in China, which plays a positive role in promoting the understanding of high school students of Chinese language and culture, improving their Chinese level and enhancing the friendship between the youth of China and the U.S.

1. Mission Statement

The “Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students” aims to promote exchange between the youth of China and the United States and enhance the understanding of American high school students of Chinese language and culture, thus to stimulate their interest in Chinese learning.

2. Camp Activities

During the program, students will be visiting Beijing and 1 other province in China (Location TBD).  They will be studying Chinese language and culture (paper-cutting, calligraphy, brush painting, tea ceremony, martial arts, etc.), participating in various sports and cultural activities (friendly basketball matches, international student get-togethers, host family experiences, etc.); and visiting points of interest of China’s long history and sites of natural beauty.

3. Application

a. Qualifications to Apply

Students currently enrolled in credited public/private high schools who meet the following qualities:

1) American citizen  2) High school students; age between 14 and 18; grades from 9 to 12. 3) Non-Chinese learning background and less than three years of Chinese learning experiences 4) Have great interests in Chinese language and culture. 5) Healthy enough for international travel.

Group teachers are required to meet the following qualities:

1) Respect and understand Chinese culture. 2) Good at communication and adaptable to new environments. 3) With K-12 teaching experiences. 4) Highly experience in student management. 5) Healthy enough for international travel. 6) Under 50 years old.

Chaperons also need to perform the following duties:

1) Assist Confucius Institute in pre-departure training for students. 2) Participate in all summer camp activities with students and comply with requirements. 3) Take the primary responsibilities for the safety of students during summer camp. 4) Help students adapt the environment and provide guidance for them. 5) Accompany students in emergency situation and provide help to contact their families. 6) Collect students’ feedbacks and hand in reports to Confucius Institute.

b. Application and Selection Procedure

Qualified applicants need to submit their application form by March 10th, 2014, together with personal application letter and a recommendation letter from schools or teachers to respective Confucius Institutes. Group teachers should also submit their resumes to respective Confucius Institutes. Individual Confucius Institute will conduct primary selections in accordance with the application materials, identify qualified candidates, and summarize information into a list which will be submitted to Hanban for the final decision. Hanban will inform each Confucius Institute with the final selection results in April.

4. Program Costs

Students and teachers are responsible for the costs of round-trip air tickets, passport, Chinese visa and international travel insurance. Confucius Institute Headquarters will assume all the costs for accommodations, local transportation, and all group activities and sightseeing for students and group teachers during their stay in China.

5. Students Comments

(1) China is one of the most beautiful countries I have been to. Its natural beauty and friendly people changed my perception of China. Now, greatest wish is to improve my Chinese level and go back to see my lovely friends in China.

–by Lauren Stotts from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

–卡拉尼(Kalani High School)Xiu Xiu Cooney

b. The summer camp is fantastic! I love all the activities and all the participants. I hope this program will never end. Thank you!

–by Xiu Xiu Cooney from Kalani High School

6. Contact

Name: Noah C. Buonanno

Phone:317-278-7900

Fax:317-278-7919

E-mail:ciindy@iupui.edu

Website: http://www.iupui.edu/~china/studyabroad/high-school-students/

Address:Confucius Institute in Indianapolis at IUPUI, 425 University Boulevard, Cavanaugh Hall, Suite 129, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

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2014 High School Bridge Program to China

January 27th, 2014, 11:57 am

Chinese Fair

Chinese Fair is here again!! There are fun activities to participate and performances to enjoy. There are also Chinese language contests to attend. Students have a chance to receive certificates and prizes! Hope you can join us!!

Date: Sat. April 19th, 2014
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Place: Eastwood Middle School

Registration:

1. Deadline: April 11th, 2014

2. Registration Link

2013 Chinese Language and Cultural Fair Video

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Chinese Language & Culture Fair

January 24th, 2014, 4:41 pm

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2014 CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE SUMMER CAMP AT IUPUI

For language learning, the younger the better. To better prepare our children to learn Chinese language, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis offers a Chinese Language and Culture summer day-camp for K-8 students. The camp is held on the IUPUI campus, and last for one to five weeks. Students will have a full curriculum of Chinese language, martial arts, Chinese crafts, calligraphy and more.  Classes are taught by local Chinese Teachers and Teaching Assistants from IUPUI.

Who: Children in grades K-8 (must be at least 5yrs old to enroll).

Groups:Grades K-2 Beginners

Grades K-2 Intermediate/Advance

Grades 3-5 Beginners

Grades 3-5 Intermediate/Advance

Grades 6-8 Beginners

Grades 6-8 Intermediate/Advance

Where: IUPUI campus, Engineering/Science & Technology Building 723 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis IN
When: Mon. – Fri. June 23 – July 25, 2014; 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM.
Pre & After School Care (extra charge) available 7:30 – 8:30 AM, and 4:15 – 6:00 PM
Costs: $150 per week or $125 per week if enrolled all five weeks

$25 per week for pre- and after-school care

$15 one time teaching materials and textbooks fee (waived if enrolled by May 1st)

Sibling Discounts Available

Deadline: June 13th (postmarked – full payment must be received).

Payment: Please mail or drop off registration form and payment (cash or check only made payable to “IUPUI Confucius Institute”) to 425 University Blvd, CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Payment is due with registration and must be received in order for registration to be confirmed.  Once received, we will send you a receipt.

Cost includes: Camp T-shirt, calligraphy brush & paper, Chinese language books, Chinese jianzi game

Field Trip: We will be participating in a Field Trip to see the Take Me There China Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Friday, July 11th

Orientation: We will be holding an orientation session prior to the camp (Time and Date TBD)

What to Bring: Due to food allergies and your child’s individual preferences, we are asking that parents pack a morning snack and a lunch for their child each day of the camp. Please be sure to clearly mark your child’s name on his or her lunch box/bag.  Campers also bring their own backpack, pencil and notebook.

Parking: Parents are responsible for any parking costs.  Permits are available at http://parking.iupui.edu/Visitors/VisitorHome.aspx.  Meters are also available.

Additional Information: The camp is held in the SL and LD buildings which are connected to one another.  Lunch is in the Campus Center. Each week we have Camper of the week for each group. We generally have a performance on the last day of camp.   There will be no camp on Friday July 4thGroups might be combined for non-language classes.

Questions: Contact Noah Buonanno phone (317) 278-7900 or email ciindy@iupui.edu

Registration Form: Chinese Language & Culture Summer Camp at IUPUI Flyer & Registration

Photos of 2013 IUPUI Kids Camp

Video of previous summer camp at IUPUI

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Chinese Language & Culture Summer Camp at IUPUI

January 15th, 2014, 4:12 pm

In order to foster deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young generations from around the world, enable the prosperous growth of China studies, promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries, the Confucius Institute Headquarters has set up the “Confucius China Studies Program”.

The Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

I. Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
II. Ph.D. in China Fellowship
III. “Understanding China” Fellowship
IV. Young Leaders Fellowship
V. International Conference Grant
VI. Publication Grant


I.Joint Ph.D. Fellowship

1. Purpose

Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations. Students who successfully complete the program may receive Ph.D. degrees either from the foreign universities they registered or from both the Chinese and the foreign universities.

2. Duration:

From six months to two years.

3. Eligibility

  • Non-Chinese citizen;
  • HSK test score level 3 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;
  • Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;
  • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Program.

4. Application materials

  • Ph.D. Study Certificate;
  • Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;
  • HSK transcript;
  • Abstract of master’s thesis or other academic publications;
  • Abstract of doctoral dissertation;
  • A research plan for the study in China;
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes.

5. How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

6. Assessment Process

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

7. Funding

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year (to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Tuition fees;
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
  • Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China;
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;
  • Group activities and cultural experience.

8. Schedule

  • Correspondence review by expert panel in February;
  • Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;
  • Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;
  • Enrolment in September or March every year.

Appendixes:

1. List of Pilot Chinese Universities for Confucius China Studies Program

2. List of Proposed Research Topics of Confucius China Studies Program

3. Application Form for Joint Ph.D. Fellowship


II. Ph.D. in China Fellowship

1. Purpose

Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

2. Duration

Normally from three to four years.

3. Eligibility

  • Non-Chinese citizen;
  • HSK test score level 5 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions;
  • Priority is given to students studying at Confucius Institutes (CI) or from CI host universities;
  • Applicants who are currently participating in Chinese Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for this Plan.

4. Application materials

  • Recognized transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, diplomas and copies of all the documents above in Chinese;
  • HSK transcript;
  • Abstract of master’s thesis and other academic publications;
  • A doctoral research statement;
  • Two letters of recommendation from scholars in related field;
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from Confucius Institutes.

5. How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

 6. Assessment Process

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program, followed by an interview.

7. Funding

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year (to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • One round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost) per year;
  • Tuition fees;
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China;
  • Group activities and cultural experience.

8. Schedule

  • Correspondence review by experts in February;
  • Interview within 1 month after correspondence review;
  • Announcement of final results within 1 month after interview;
  • Enrolment in September every year.

Appendixes:

1. List of Pilot Chinese Universities for Confucius China Studies Program

2. List of Proposed Research Topics of Confucius China Studies Program

3. Application Form for Ph.D. in China Fellowship


III. “Understanding China” Fellowship

This fellowship consists of the following three categories:

1. “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China

1) Purpose and Eligibility

This program serves to support teachers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars with the credential of assistant professor (or equivalent) and above from foreign universities and academic institutes to undertake research with Chinese researchers in China.

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens.

2) Duration

From two weeks to six months.

3) Application materials

  • An invitation letter from a Chinese university (see Appendix 4);
  • Summary of academic publications;
  • A research statement for the visit;
  • Passport information;
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.

4) How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

5) Assessment

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

6) Funding

  • 10000 RMB per month;
  • Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

7) Schedule

After a 3-months expert review, the admitted applicants will receive “Notice of Funding” from the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The according host Chinese universities will be informed simultaneously.

2. “Understanding China” Short-term Visit

1) Purpose

The “Understanding China” Short-term Visit program serves to support senior officials from government, education and culture, non-governmental organizations and business.

2) Duration

From two weeks to two months.

3) Application materials

  • Achievements and rewards;
  • A statement of purpose for the visit;
  • Passport information;
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.

4) How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

5) Assessment

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

6) Funding

  • Accommodation and travel expenses in China;
  • Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

7) Schedule

After passing a correspondence review from our expert panel, the admitted applicants will receive “Notice of Funding” from the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

3. “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar

1) Purpose and Eligibility

This program serves to support Chinese senior scholars to give credit courses on Chinese economics, business, finance, law, and culture etc. in foreign universities; scholars shall give lectures at Confucius Institutes in the host country or neighboring countries.

2) Duration

From 6 to 12 months. The duration could be extended at the request of the host country and the evaluation of performance accordingly.

3) Application materials

  • Application form;
  • Specifications of the credit courses.

4) How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

  • The Headquarters shall select applicants from the candidates’ pool or recruit new candidates at request.
  • Scholars will be dispatched upon the approval of both Confucius Institute and the Chinese university.

5) Funding

  • Scholars will be paid according to the standard of Government-sponsored teachers;
  • Extra research grant will be given to the scholar when needed.

Appendixes:

1. Application Form for “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China

2. Application Form for “Understanding China” Short-term Visit

3. Application Form for “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar

4. List of Pilot Chinese Universities for Confucius China Studies Program


IV. Young Leaders Fellowship

1. Purpose

1) Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China;

2) There are two ways in applying for the grant: (1) a plan will be made by the Headquarters and published at due time through www.hanban.org and ccsp.chinese.cn, applicants can apply accordingly; (2) applicants can make their own visit plan and submit it to the Headquarters;

3) Support senior undergraduates or graduates holding a position in students’ associations at foreign universities to visit China.

2. Duration

From two weeks to six months.

3. Eligibility

  • Non-Chinese citizen;
  • Normally under the age of 40;
  • Being interested in public affairs, and aspired to make positive contributions to the exchange and collaboration between China and other countries.

4. Application materials

  • Application form;
  • A letter of recommendation from the current employer and two from other referees;
  • A statement of purpose for the visit;
  • Priority is given to applicants who obtain a letter of recommendation from local Confucius Institutes, or the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in your country.

5. How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

6. Assessment Process

Applicants will have a correspondence review from the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

7. Funding

  • Accommodation and travel expenses in China;
  • Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

Appendix:

Application Form for Young Leaders Fellowship


V. International Conference Grant

1. Purpose

 The International Conference Grant is aimed at supporting Confucius Institutes, universities, research institutes, and scholars to hold or attend international academic conferences on Sinology and/or China Studies.

2. How to apply

Applicants shall log in onccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

  • Sponsors of conference shall submit application documents, including the theme, scale, and budget of the conference.
  • Participators of conference shall submit invitation of sponsors, outline for speech as well as budgets for accommodation, transportation, and registration fees for the conference.

3. Assessment Process

The application will be examined and reviewed by the expert panel of the Confucius China Studies Program.

4. Funding

  • The accommodation and travel expenses of conference speakers;
  • Registration fees;
  • Publication fees of conference proceedings.

Appendix:

Application Form for International Conference Grant


VI. Publication Grant

1. Purpose and Eligibility

Publication Grant supports foreign scholars to publish or translate relevant monographs, doctoral dissertations, or founding relevant academic journals on Sinology and/or China Studies.

The leading applicant must be non-Chinese citizen.

2. Application materials

  • A brief description of the nature and scope of the publication project and its importance to the field;
  • At least a 30-pages sample in Chinese;
  • A budget;
  • Letters of recommendation from at least 2 referees in the area of the proposal;
  • Publisher contract or letter of intent from foreign publishers with a specified timeline for completion of the project.

3. How to apply

Applicants shall log in on ccsp.chinese.cn, download and fill in the application form, sign it before scanning it and sending it to ccsp@hanban.org, and then post the application forms and other supporting documents required (both Chinese and English versions) in one packet to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

4. Funding

The grant covers expenses for editing, translation, publication, circulation and advertising. The exact expenses will be approved according to the application.

Appendix: 

Application Form for Publication Grant


What is Confucius China Studies Program? “

Confucius China Studies Program”is set up by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The majority of financial support is provided through support of specific research and other projects to foster deep understanding of China and the Chinese culture among young elites from around the world, to enable the prosperous growth of China studies, to promote the sustainable development of Confucius Institutes, and to enhance the friendly relationship between China and the people of other countries.


When is the application deadline of 2014 projects?

Applicants for Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Subprogram and Ph.D. in China Subprogram should submit their applications to the Confucius Institute Headquarters by February 28th, 2014. The application materials should include the Chinese versions. The Headquarters will organize the “Confucius China Studies Program” Expert Committee to conduct the appraisal and interview. The result of appraisal will be announced in the spring of 2014. The first batch of candidates will start their programs from the autumn of 2014. The starting and termination time of other subprograms will be determined in accordance to their specific situation.


Is there any requirement of Chinese proficiency?

The HSK test score of the applicants for Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Subprogram should be no less than level 3, for Ph. D. in China Subprogram no less than level 5.


What’s the specific application process?

Applicants shall log in http://ccsp.chinese.cn, set up an individual account, download and fill in the Application Form, upload the relevant certification materials, submit and print out the form. Please send the signed application form and other application materials (see About CCSP) to the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Chinese university (including the Chinese versions). The Headquarters will organize the “Confucius China Studies Program” Expert Committee to conduct the appraisal and interview.


Scope of Subsidies

The subsidies for the Sino-Foreign Joint Ph.D. Subprogram, Ph.D. in China Subprogram and the “Understanding China” visiting scholar subprogram may include: in China research fund, tuition, lodging and living stipend, library stipend, in-China health and accident insurance, as well as expenditures for attending academic conference in related areas (one time per year), round-trip international transportation, and other living and work condition support provided by the Chinese and/or oversea universities hosting the program. Please log on for information about specific amount of subsidies. For short-term program of less than one year, subsidies will be provided in accordance to the practical needs. Subsidy for publishing and international conference will be appraised and decided by the “Confucius China Studies Program” Expert Committee, based on actual needs.

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