DEADLINE: JANUARY 5, 2018
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 digital copies of: (1) 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) the Passionist China Collection; (5) the Anthony E. Clark Collection; and (6) other archival materials.
The Ricci Institute invites applications for new Luce Post-doctoral Research Fellowships for the summer of 2018 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. 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, etc. 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. All successful applicants will be expected to participate in the mandatory orientation on June 1, 2018. 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. 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, and health insurance requirements.
Applicants should submit the following no later than January 5, 2018: (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 sometime in February 2018. All application documents should be submitted by email to: email@example.com with the subject line: “2018 Summer Luce Post-doctoral Fellowship Application”. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders either electronically to the above e-mail address or by regular mail to:
Luce Fellowship Review Committee
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, LM 280
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080, U.S.A.