Yale-China CCNU Guizishan Fellowship
The Yale-China CCNU Guizishan Fellowship is an experimental initiative of the Yale-China Association and Central China Normal University (CCNU) that is intended to deepen understanding of China through collaboration and partnership.
Guizishan Fellows carry out an individualized program of inquiry in any field or area of interest; Fellows also teach a half-time course load at CCNU, with assigned classes to be determined by the backgrounds of the selected Fellows and needs at CCNU.
The Guizishan Fellowship features a year-long appointment at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The two core responsibilities of the fellowship — an individual project and teaching duties — ensure that Guizishan Fellows maintain a very strong connection to CCNU and benefit from support through involvement with CCNU faculty, students, and administrators while in residence in Wuhan.
The project consists of four main stages:
Eligibility and Support
Yale-China welcomes applications from college seniors and final-year graduate students at Yale University, along with recent Yale graduates (i.e., those who will have completed a BA, MA, or PhD, class of 2012 or later – including the class of 2017) in all fields. Funding support includes a stipend, accommodation at CCNU, project funding support, international travel, visa, and international health insurance. Guizishan Fellows also benefit from a Yale-China orientation program, ongoing staff support, and a worldwide network of advisors and supporters.
Successful candidates will have a record of high achievement and clearly defined interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments. They will demonstrate fluency in Mandarin at a level sufficient to carry out their proposed project as well as an ability to work both cooperatively and independently. Cultural sensitivity, open-mindedness, and flexibility are additional characteristics sought by the selection committee. Previous experience living in China preferred.
■ Completed application form (Download Here)
■ Curriculum vitae
■ Three letters of recommendation, including one from a Yale faculty member and one assessing your Mandarin proficiency
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■ Official academic transcript(s)
For more information on these application components and the application process, all applicants should download and read the Application Instructions.
Info Sessions for Guizishan Fellowhip
Monday, November 7, 2016, 4:00PM @ McDougal Center, HGS
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM @ Mendenhall Common Room, Berkeley College
About Central China Normal University (CCNU)
Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Central China Normal University is a key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The picturesque campus of over 2,000 Mu (330 acres) is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake. As one of the universities on the list of the 211 National Education Priority Project, Central China Normal University is highly recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country, as well as a superior training center for excellent teachers in higher learning institutions and high schools.
The university is composed of the following schools and research centers (complete list here):
College of International Cultural Exchange
School of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Urban and Environmental Science
School of Life Science
School of Chemistry
School of Physical Science and Technology
School of Sociology
School of Psychology
School of Information and Communication
College of Vocational & Further Education
School of Law
Research Centers and Institutes
Center for Sustainable Development (http://risd.ccnu.edu.cn)
Center for Rural Issues (http://www.ccrs.org.cn)
Center for Educational Digitization (http://eirc.ccnu.edu.cn)
Center for Language Education (http://ling.ccnu.edu.cn)
Center for Contemporary Chinese History (http://www.zgjds.org)
Center for Scientific Socialism (http://www.cp.org.cn)