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Posted: 4/18/2022

Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program

The Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program is designed to offer an international experience to post-doctoral scholars or advanced doctoral students whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in pursuing an academic career. Duke-DKU Global Fellows teach at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) for the Undergraduate Program. Up to five (5) Fellows will be named for 2021-2022. 

Most courses at DKU are taught in 7-week terms; a few courses are taught over a semester. Contact hours for all classes are the same; in particular, the number of contact hours for a 7-week course is the same as a 14-week course. Courses might include sections of common courses, distinct elective courses, lab sections or recitations. Assignment of classes will be determined by Fellow specific expertise and by DKU teaching needs. 

The Fellowship is contingent upon successful receipt of the appropriate type of Chinese visa. Fellows may teach for a 7-week term up to a full academic year based on DKU teaching needs and the Fellow’s availability and his/her related education and experience required for immigration purposes.  

The award carries a $13,000 stipend ($17,000 for fellows who have completed their PhD) for two courses, a $1,500 allowance for costs related to research or course preparation, travel costs to/from China, health insurance, and a housing allowance. 

For 2021-22, post-doctoral fellows or advanced doctoral students from all disciplines are invited to apply. 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis up to November 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

A.      Applicants must have recently completed a university doctoral program, or be full-time students, in good standing, in a university doctoral program and have advanced to doctoral candidate status at the time of application. Students who expect to complete their doctoral degree before the fellowship year begins are also welcome to apply.

B.      Applicants should:

a.       Have completed between 5 and 7 years of doctoral study at the time of application.

b.       Be able to participate in the fellowship for at least 7 weeks of the 2021-22 academic year. Conditional on a successful review, fellows will have the option to be renewed for a second semester.

c.       Expect to devote themselves full time to their teaching and research during the time at DKU. Fellows may not undertake other teaching or research opportunities at DKU, Duke or elsewhere during the period of the fellowship.

NOTE FOR DUKE APPLICANTS ONLY: When applicable, the DKU Global Fellows Program replaces other graduate school stipend and scholarship funding a student may have been scheduled to receive for the fellowship year. Eligibility for other funding cannot be “banked” for use in a subsequent year, though this should not limit a department’s internal funding structure. Fellows who receive offers for other awards should contact the Graduate School to determine whether the two awards may be held concurrently. The Duke-DKU Fellowship will cover tuition fees at Duke University for a semester.