IIE Social Sciences and Humanities Opportunity in China – POST DOC and Mandarin skills required

This IIE China opportunity is looking ahead to life after completion of PhD, however, it is an exceptional opportunity that might be of interest to many of you down the road.  Please also note the requirement of Mandarin proficiency.

Assistant professors must be three years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. at the time of application. Nonacademic professionals with a record of scholarly or professional publications may apply.

The monthly base stipend is $1,870 to $4,400. Housing allowance and travel and relocation expenses will be provided for the grantee and his or her dependents. Reimbursement of tuition and some schooling fees for grades 1-12 up to $7,500 per child per semester to a maximum of $30,000 per family for a ten-month grant is available. The grant activity will begin after September 2011, but work must be completed by September 30, 2012, and will last 3 to 10 months. Three awards are available.

Proficiency in Mandarin is required for the project.

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
1. United States citizen at the time of application; status as a permanent resident is not sufficient.
2. A Ph.D. or equivalent professional or terminal degree at the time of application.
3. College or university teaching experience is required at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity.
4. Previous Fulbright scholar grantees are eligible to apply only if five years will have elapsed between the ending date of one award and the beginning date of the new award. This rule does not apply if the previous grant was for less than two months.
5. Employees, spouses or dependent children of the United States Department of State or public and private organizations under contract to the United States Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after the employee’s termination.
6. Applicant must be in sound physical and mental health.