Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/15/2023

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

With the encouragement and guidance of the Henry Luce Foundation, ACLS has conducted a series of strategic planning activities to reassess and reconfigure the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies.  After surveying and convening scholars at all ranks, higher education leaders, journalists, librarians, curators, and other readers of research and writing on China, we have re-imagined our program to meet the needs of China studies in the 21st century.

The new Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies has three goals:

  1. To shift the standard for China studies as a field to be more capacious and inclusive, both in terms of research funded (from multidisciplinary and multimethod approaches to Sinophone/graph studies and Global China) and support for a wider diversity of scholars and institutions.
  2. To foster and sustain publicly engaged, creative, and responsive scholarship that will inform public understanding of cultures, histories, and societies in China and their influence and impact on communities, countries, and cultures around the world.
  3. To initiate effective strategies for long-term change, through collaborative working groups and network- and community-building activities.

In 2023-24, ACLS is offering fellowships and grants to support research, writing, and publicly engaged and creative scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. There are no restrictions regarding methodological approach or time period.

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2023

Areas of Interest
  • New grant competitions:
    • Travel grants for graduate students and contingent faculty or non-tenured faculty at any career stage. Grants are $5,000 for travel at any time during a 12-month period.
    • Collaborative grants to implement pilot programs or develop resources in response to pressing challenges in the field. Coming soon!
  • Continuing fellowship competitions:
    • Flexible, short-term fellowships for early career scholars.
    • Long-term research fellowships for early career scholars that will enable recent PhDs (without tenure and within eight years of the PhD) to take leaves from university responsibilities for four to nine months to carry out research and writing towards a scholarly text. The minimum stipend is $20,000 and the maximum is $45,000.