The Institute of Chinese Studies - Harvard-Yenching Institute (ICS-HYI) Joint Scholarship for Doctoral Research is now established as one of the most sought-after and prestigious scholarships for Indian scholars engaged in research on China. It is a long-term initiative of the ICS, in partnership with the HYI, for supporting and training the next generation of China scholars in India.
Two scholarships for a period of five years each are awarded to selected candidates enrolled in the doctoral programme in Indian universities. Generally speaking, in the first year the selected candidates will concentrate on strengthening their Chinese language capability. They will then spend the second year conducting dissertation research at an HYI partner university in China. They will spend the third year at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, based at Harvard University in the United States before returning to India to complete their doctoral degree.
The applicants must be registered in a PhD programme in an Indian university or in the process of applying to a PhD programme in the social sciences or humanities including anthropology, archaeology, art history, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, international relations, language and literature, legal history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specific China focus in their research.
The Fellowship is subject to the following conditions:
The selected candidates will need to sign a bond agreeing to spend the two years following submission of the doctoral thesis in a teaching or research position in India that is of relevance to the development of China Studies.
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2014 are Ms. Nirmola Sharma and Ms. Veda Vaidyanathan. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2015 are Ms. Severin Kuok and Mr. Bhim B Subba. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2016 are Ms. Navnidhi Sharma and Mr. Madhurendra Kumar Jha. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2017 are Ms.Tiasangla and Ms. Shagufta Yasmin. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2018 are Mr. Md.Yasin and Mr. Nishit Kumar. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2019 are Ms. Saloni Sharma and Mr. Shanky Chandra. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2020 are Mr. Akshay Bhambri, Mr. Pawan Amin and Ms. Shubhda Gurung. Read more
The recipient of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2021 is Mr. Prabhat Mishra. Read more
The recipient of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2022 is Mr. Shashwat Singh. Read more
The recipients of the ICS-HYI Fellowship for 2023 are Mr. Nishant Sharma and Ms. Tanvi Negi. Read more
For further enquiries related to the Fellowship, please contact Dr. Veda Vaidyanathan (Associate, Harvard University Asia Center, Visiting Associate Fellow, ICS and ICS-HYI Fellow (2014) at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Dr. Madhurendra Jha (Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, School of Languages, Doon University and ICS-HYI Fellow (2016) at email@example.com), Mr. Pawan Amin (Ph.D. Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University and ICS-HYI Fellow (2020) at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
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