Stanford doctoral students may apply for a grant and SCPKU office space as part of the SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program by completing this application and hitting the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of the form. Students who already have funding from other sources can instead apply for a “Grant of Office Space” by completing a different online application form at http://www.stanford.edu/~cchao2/predocfellowship_officespace_only.fb. Note that incomplete applications CANNOT be saved and completed at a later time.
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Prior to completing this form, please note:
1) A passport with at least six months’ validity is required to travel to China. For your own protection, all applicants should ensure that they have such an unexpired passport prior to purchasing airline tickets. SCPKU assumes no responsibility for the passport application process.
2) Applicant must be a Stanford doctoral student. If you are not a Stanford doctoral student, you are not eligible to apply for an SCPKU pre-doctoral fellowship and should not proceed with this application.
3) This program is geared towards students will be based primarily at SCPKU.
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Antigua and Barbuda
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Central African Republic
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Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia and Montenegro
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United Arab Emirates
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Stanford Student ID Number *
Field of Specialization *
Year in Program *
Estimated graduation date (MM/YYYY) *
Provide a clear and succinct summary of your research objectives, including the research question, significance of the research topic, the methodology used, and why time at SCPKU is needed. Note that awardees are expected to spend the bulk of their fellowship period in Beijing and maximize their time at SCPKU. (1000 words max) *
How will your research benefit from you being at SCPKU? (250 words max) *
Desired length of stay at SCPKU? *
Other - max 1 year
If you indicated "Other" in the question above, please specify length (e.g., 6 weeks)
Specify calendar windows, in order of preference:
1ST CHOICE Start Date (MM/DD/YYYY) *
1ST CHOICE End Date (MM/DD/YYYY) *
2ND CHOICE Start Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
2ND CHOICE End Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
3RD CHOICE Start Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
3RD CHOICE End Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
PROPOSED BUDGET AND JUSTIFICATION: Applications for round-trip economy airfare to Beijing and Beijing-based living expenses for up to three months will be considered. Final funding decisions will be based on requests where student is PRIMARILY based at SCPKU. Awards will automatically include SCPKU office space for the time period specified in the award. Students may apply for office space and associated privileges (e.g., internet access) beyond the three months but no additional funding will be available. *
How did you hear about SCPKU's Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program? *
Have/are you applying for other funding for the same research activity? If "Yes" provide details below; otherwise enter "N/A." *
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TRANSCRIPT: Email your official e-transcript by the application deadline to the SCPKU Program Manager, Connie Chao, at email@example.com. This email request can be made through your account in Axess. Your application will not be considered complete until your e-transcript is received
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Dissertation Chair's Email Address *
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REQUIRED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Your dissertation chair must submit a confidential letter of support by the application deadline to the selection committee via email to Connie Chao at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your dissertation chair include in the subject line: “SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program Letter of Support: ”
Recommendation letters should include the following information whenever possible: 1) faculty relationship to the applicant (faculty advisor, dissertation committee member, or other), 2) length of time you have known the applicant, 3) your opinion of the applicant's dissertation topic and/or academic goals for the proposal period (How does it relate to other work done on the general subject? How does the applicant's research differ from previous work on the topic or general subject? What new insights may be obtained by this approach, which would be of value to the scholarly field as a whole?), 4) your opinion of the applicant's preparation for research, travel or general academic goals for the proposal period at SCPKU (Has preliminary contact been made with appropriate organizations or scholars in the field? Has specialized language training been obtained? Have problems that may arise in the field due to local sensitivity been researched? Has the applicant determined the state of the local archives and outside accessibility to them?), 5) your opinion of the applicant's general abilities, strengths, and weaknesses in relation to the requirements of the proposed research (Can the applicant accomplish his/her goals in light of these requirements?), and 6) your overall rating of the student as compared to others you have known and worked with at Stanford.
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