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The China Residencies Program

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2018 (tentative)

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) are pleased to announce the fifth year of the exchange program between the two organizations. This program allows three U.S. historians to each teach a one-week seminar in residence at a Chinese university and three Chinese historians of the United States to attend the OAH Annual Meeting and spend a week in residence at a U.S. university.

The OAH International Committee and AHRAC will select three U.S. scholars from among the OAH applicants to lead the seminars in China. Each seminar will be located at a different university, with participants drawn from that university and throughout China. Most seminar participants will be graduate students or junior faculty members, but U.S. scholars also will have the opportunity to discuss their work with faculty members at the sponsoring institution. The OAH International Committee can offer practical advice about teaching and traveling in China to those selected and put them in contact with previous seminar leaders.

Expenses for airfare, lodging, and meals will be paid or reimbursed, and seminar leaders will receive an honorarium. Recipients are encouraged to travel in China before or after the seminar at their own expense.

Details on the application process are posted following the individual seminar listings below. All materials are due by midnight PST on October 1, 2018 (tentative). Applicants must be members of the OAH.

Please contact Charlotte Brooks (charlotte.brooks@baruch.cuny.edu) with any questions about the program or application process.

Information on the 2019 host universities will be available later this summer.

How to Apply

Applicants must be members of the OAH, have a PhD, and be scholars of American history. Applicants from previous competitions are welcome to apply again. Award winners are expected to attend the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, so that they can meet with visiting Chinese scholars and graduate students, U.S. scholars who have previously taught seminars in this program, and members of the OAH International Committee’s China Exchange subcommittee. Please note that the dates of the residencies are not negotiable.

Applications must include the items below.

Please send all materials (in one PDF, with your name and the residency for which you are applying in the subject line) by midnight PST on October 1, 2018 (tentative), to: chinaresidency@oah.org.


A brief (3-5 page) curriculum vitae that focuses on scholarly accomplishments/ publications and teaching experience;

A brief (1-2 page) statement describing your interest in this program and your scholarly qualifications for leading the seminar; be sure to indicate which residency you are applying for;

A brief (1-2 page) statement or brief syllabus outlining the structure and key questions or themes of the proposed seminar;

Names and contact information for two references who can discuss your teaching and scholarship.


Deadline: Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2018 (tentative)

 

List of Past Recipients