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CEFC PhD Scholarship

The Scientific Board of "Pole Asie" research institutes attached to the French Foreign Ministry will award a nine months scholarship for students in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. The aim of it is to conduct a scientific project or investigation about China during their stay either Hong Kong or Taiwan. This project will be published in the CEFC's journal "China Perspectives".

The CEFC (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China) is an investigation institute with public financing and the support of the French Foreign Ministry as part of a 27 centre network. Its mission is to explore the political, economic, social and cultural developments of current China.

Information of the Grant

Place of the Grant
Country of Interest/Study
Investigation and Education
Area of Knowledge
Social and Legal Science
Start-Date of the Call
End-Date of the Call
Duration of the Grant
9 months

The scholarship comprises a monthly stipend of 1625 Euros, round-trip air travel from Europe to Hong Kong or Taiwan, transportation of luggage up to 200 Euros and repatriation insurance in certain health problems.


Information and Application

Academic Requirements

Applicants have to be candidates for a PhD in any field of Social Sciences or Humanities at a french university or somehow related to the CEFC. They need to have excellent skills in both written and spoken french:

The application shall contain:
- A research project
- A detailed CV
- A cover letter
- Two recommendation lettersfrom recognized scholars in the field

Application forms can be downloaded from here or be obtained directly from the CEFC office in Hong Kong or the French Forgein Ministry in Paris.

For more information on sending the application form go to this link. Applications must be submitted before the 1st of January 2013.


Other Requirements

The selection criteria will be the following:

- Aims of the research.

- Methodology, Sources, Fieldwork.

- Provisional Calendar.

- Scientific collaboration with both Chinese and European Institutions.

- Expected results.

- Writing skills in French.

Link to the Information of the Grant

Information of the Calling Entity

Calling Entity
20/F Wanchai Central Building, 89 Lockhart Road
(852) 2879 6915 o 6910
(852) 2815 3211
Website of the Calling Entity
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