LRCCS Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Study of China

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan (U-M) is pleased to announce the 2019 LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships to support research in the study of China. This opportunity is open to scholars in the humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects. Two fellows will be selected for one-year terms with the possibility to renew for a second year. 

Program requirements

  • The fellowship appointment begins in September 2019 and concludes in August 2021. Fellows must physically reside in the University of Michigan vicinity during the academic year and actively participate in the events and the intellectual life of the Center.
  • Each fellow is expected to give one presentation in the LRCCS Noon Lecture Series in the Winter academic term (January-April), and contribute to the greater Michigan community by mentoring or advising students.
  • The University of Michigan's China Understandings Today (CUT) Series reserves first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the fellowship appointment.

Stipend and benefits

  • Stipend for fellowship: US $47,476 for each year of the fellowship appointment.
  • Fellowship recipients and their dependents will be eligible for University of Michigan health-insurance and health-savings benefits.
  • Up to US $10,000 of research funding is available to each fellow during the appointment (budget submission required in order to begin use of funds).

For questions regarding the program, please send inquiries to

Candidates who identify as women or members of minority and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, is supportive of the needs of dual career couples, and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.


  • Research topics can cover any historical period of China - including contemporary China - and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five (5) years beyond receipt of the PhD.
  • Applicants who do not have native command of English must include the date and score of the most recent TOEFL examination or other evidence of proficiency in English (such as a degree from a US university or a letter from an academic advisor).
  • University of Michigan doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Application Instructions

  • Application deadline is February 1, 2019 (11:59pm Eastern Time, USA). For full consideration please have all application materials submitted before the deadline.
  • Candidates are required to apply through Interfolio. The required documents are as follows:  (a) cover letter; (b) current CV; (c) research and/or writing plan for the fellowship appointment; (d) recent writing sample; (e) two letters of reference;  (f) other documents (such as additional evidence of English proficiency).
  • Notifications will be made in April 2019.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Application date
2 years
America : United States (Great Lakes)
Social sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 5 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 47.476/year + research funds