The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for its Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for the summer of 2020. The application deadline is January 8, 2020.
Post-doctoral applicants–including researchers and junior faculty members–are invited to submit proposals that would use the vast archival collections at the Ricci Institute as the basis for scholarly publications. The Ricci collections include more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus, the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections, the Canton Diocese Archival Collection, a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection, the Anthony E. Clark Collection, as well as pre-modern Japanese & Korean Christian materials and other archival materials. Fellows would be in residence from June 8 until September 4, 2020.
Full details appear below. More information is available at www.ricci-institute.org.
CALL FOR 2020 SUMMER LUCE POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco (USF)
The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes (1) a digital copy of the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) a digital copy of the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; (6) Pre-Modern Japanese & Korean Christian Materials; and (7) other archival materials.
The Ricci Institute invites applications for new Luce Post-doctoral Research Fellowships for the summer of 2020 as part of a project supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in New York. For detailed information about this international research initiative, please visit: www.ricci-institute.org.
This fellowship is open to post-doctoral level applicants, including Junior Faculty members and researchers (i.e. normally within five years of having received the PhD degree). We invite research proposals primarily based on the archival collections at the Ricci Institute in preparation for research publications.
Topics of enquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, history of Christianity in East Asia (China, Japan, and/or Korea), comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, and Vietnam. The aim of the fellowship is to offer recipients the unique opportunity to conduct research and to prepare manuscripts for publication that focus on archival, historiographical, and methodological issues that are relevant to different areas of Christianity and cultures in East Asia. Recipients are also expected to present their work and actively participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute.
This fellowship requires a mandatory residence of three months from June 8 through September 4, 2020. All successful applicants will be expected to participate in the mandatory orientation on Friday, June 5, 2020. Late arrivals and early departures will only be accepted for extraordinary reasons and will require approval well in advance. The stipend is up to $4,500/month. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for any necessary supplemental funding for their travel and stay from their home institutions.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding proof of English proficiency, visa, health insurance requirements, and other documentations.
Applicants should submit the following no later than January 8, 2020:
(1) a most recent Curriculum Vitae;
(2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement with an outline of the proposed research and related activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), tentative plan for the publication of the research results, and how the research is related to and enriched by resources available at the USF Ricci Institute;
(3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any;
(4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation. All required documents must be in English.
Successful applications will be announced by the end of February 2020.
All application documents should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “2020 Summer Luce Post-doctoral Fellowship Application”. Previous participants of the international workshops administered by the Ricci Institute in 2017, 2018, and 2019 are not eligible for this fellowship. For more information about these workshops, please visit: www.ricci-institute.org.
Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders on institutional letterhead either electronically to the above e-mail address or by regular mail to:
Luce Post-doctoral Fellowship Review Committee
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco, LM 280
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
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