The Ricci Institute awards Malatesta Scholarship(s) each year ($1000 to $4000) to honor the memory of Rev. Edward J. Malatesta, founding director of the Ricci Institute, for his contributions to the history of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, and to promote research by Chinese scholars on topics related to the history of Christianity in China.
Scholarships are awarded to young Chinese scholars in the People’s Republic of China to assist them in the completion of advanced study (doctoral and postdoctoral level work) on the topic of Christianity in China. Scholarship awards may be used to cover research, travel, and lodging expenses in China and abroad. Funds may not be used for tuition or computer/camera equipment. Click here to see past Malatesta Fellows.
Under the terms of the endowment, applicants must be: (1) young Chinese graduate students studying at a university in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who will use the funds to assist them in the completion of doctoral level work on the history of Christianity in China or (2) postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a university or research institute in the PRC who will use the funds to assist them in the completion of postdoctoral level work on the history of Christianity in China.
The scholarship is merit-based. Special consideration will be given to those young Chinese scholars from remote and economically disadvantaged areas.
Applications for the coming academic year may be submitted after April 15 each year.
A complete application consists of -
(A) Cover Letter (600 word maximum, in English and Chinese)
(B) Two letters of recommendation written on official letterhead and sent by the recommender directly to the Ricci Institute
To submit the Application Form choose one of the following options:
1. Save the completed form as a PDF file (file name must include applicant’s name in pinyin plus “EJM app”, i.e., daiyihuaEJMapp.pdf) and e-mail as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Complete the form online, print it out, and send by airmail to address listed below.
1. For the required budget the daily limit is RMB150 or US$40 per day, depending on whether the funds are to be spent in or outside of China.
2. If you are planning to conduct research in the United States but NOT at the USF Ricci Institute, you must obtain visa sponsorship from the institution where you plan to work. The USF Ricci Institute can only sponsor visas for fellows who will do the overwhelming majority of their work in residence at the Institute.
All application materials must be received by June 1 each year.
Electronic applications preferred. Please email to: email@example.com
If sending via regular mail, address applications to:
Malatesta Scholarship Selection Committee
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History