Graduate Programs

Faculty of Arts/Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The University of Alberta and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have entered into a three-year Agreement on Academic Exchanges and Cooperation to further the goals of international education and research, to foster mutual understanding in areas of professional interest, and to facilitate broader cross-cultural links among scholars of both countries. The current agreement governs the period March 31, 2015 to March 31, 2018.

EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS AND MATERIALS

Both institutions will promote the exchange of scholarly visits and cooperation in relevant social sciences and humanities fields of common interest.  These fields include, but are not limited to, Anthropology, International Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Law and Sociology.

NUMBER OF AWARDS

Funding at each institution may be distributed to more than one individual annually, but it will not exceed in aggregate 8 weeks of funding.

ELIGIBILITY

Faculty, FSOs, Postdoctoral Fellows, and PhD students who have completed candidacy at the time of application are eligible, though preference will be given to tenure-stream faculty and academic administrators. Contract instructors and Faculty Lecturers are not eligible. Please note that this program is not for language acquisition.  If translation assistance is required, it is wholly up to the researcher to arrange this for themselves.

FUNDING

Funding for this program has come from the China Institute and CASS, and the Faculty of Arts is extremely grateful to its partners for their generous support. 

VALUE

Under this program, grants to Faculty of Arts personnel will contain a stipend (against receipts and consistent with institutional travel policy) to cover the cost of airfare (economy class), airport transfers, and the required Chinese visa (passport renewal is not covered). Additionally, CASS will provide accommodation in Beijing at no cost, as well as a daily stipend for meals and local transportation for a maximum of fourteen days. Up to four grants will be awarded annually. Expenses incurred beyond the approved period will be borne wholly by the researcher.

TIMELINE FOR 2017

  •  Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 29, 2016; incomplete applications will not be adjudicated. Deadline has been extended to 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2016
     Applications should be submitted electronically to the Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts, c/o Nancie Hodgson (resarts@ualberta.ca)
  •  Disposition of Applications and Notification of CASS:  By mid-September, 2016.
  •  Confirmation by CASS:  Up to three months after notification.
  •  Travel to CASS:   Between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

ADJUDICATION

Complete applications are adjudicated by a committee chaired by Associate Dean Research.  For more information on CASS, please visit its website.

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