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The Sammy Yukuan Lee Young Scholars Program

The Sammy Yukuan Lee Young Scholars Program

Grants and Awards for Students in Chinese Studies

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

PURPOSE


The Sammy Yukuan Lee Young Scholars Program promotes excellence among young scholars of Chinese Studies through the provision of (1) Small grants to seed innovative projects or provide travel assistance, (2) Awards for outstanding research papers that self-consciously and critically explore new approaches to Chinese Studies, and (3) Funding for lectures and presentations that probe into new areas of knowledge.

Who qualifies?

Any UCLA graduate student or visiting graduate student at UCLA who is working in Chinese Studies.

The Program

1. SMALL GRANTS:

Grants, up to a maximum of $750, are available to seed innovative projects or provide travel assistance to conduct research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply: Submit (1) a proposal (with details on how the proposed project fits in with the applicant’s program of study), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a budget, and (4) an up-to-date transcript.
 

2. AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH PAPERS:

Prizes of $500 will be awarded to outstanding research papers. As rule, it will be expected that such papers will have been prepared for a seminar or class in which the applicant is or was recently enrolled. As a rule, one prize will be available each quarter.

Deadlines: Applications (see below) will be accepted once each quarter. Deadlines: June 4, 2010; January 21, 2011; April 22, 2011.

To apply: Submit (1) a cover letter explaining the provenance of the research paper, (2) the paper itself (as a Word document or pdf file), and (3) a curriculum vitae.

Prize-winning papers will be posted on the website of the Center for Chinese Studies.

3. NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHINESE STUDIES LECTURE SERIES:

The New Directions in Chinese Studies lecture series encourages UCLA graduate students and visiting graduate students in Chinese studies to submit proposals for a one-hour public lecture, to be delivered by the applicant, that probes into new areas of knowledge or examines existing knowledge in new and innovative ways. Awards of $500 will be made to speakers in the series.

The series will present up to two lectures per year.

Deadlines: October 1, 2010, and February 14, 2011

To apply: Submit (1) a cover letter explaining how the proposed lecture will promote the aims of the series, (2) a two-page abstract of the proposed lecture (as a Word document or pfd file), and (3) a curriculum vitae.

The lectures will be recorded and broadcast from the website of the Center for Chinese Studies.

To Apply

The application materials should be submitted electronically to china@international.ucla.edu