January 2021: Call for Applications — Summer Fellowships at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco welcomes applications for its two fellowship programs in the summer of 2021. The application deadline for both programs is February 28.


The institute’s three-month Doctoral Research Fellowships are open to scholars “who have completed all course work and have defined their specific research topic.” The purpose of this program is to help scholars conduct research related to their dissertations at the institute’s extensive archival and library holdings.


The institute’s Luce Post-doctoral Research Fellowships, supported by the the Henry Luce Foundation in New York, are open to “post-doctoral level applicants, including Junior Faculty members and researchers (i.e. normally within five years of having received the PhD degree).” The purpose of this program is for scholars to conduct research and to prepare books for publication.


For both fellowships, the institute identifies the relevant topics of study as: “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 Ricci Institute describes itself as “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.”


More information is available at the institute’s website: http://www.ricci-institute.org/.