The USF Ricci Institute awards annual scholarships and grants and fellowships to facilitate and promote research of the history of Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or the history of Christianity in China.
Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates who have completed all course work and currently conducting dissertation research and writing. We invite research proposals primarily based on the archival collections at the Ricci Institute in preparation either for the candidate’s dissertation or in order to initiate a new research project. Topics of enquiry may include Chinese-Western cultural history, local society and politics, history of education and other charitable enterprises, history of Christianity in China, history of diplomacy, art and art history, science and history of science, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, etc.
Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships are open to post-doctoral level applicants, including Junior Faculty members (i.e. within five years of having received the PhD). 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 China, comparative studies of Christianity and cultures in China, Japan, and Korea, etc.
EDS-Stewart Chair Fellowships are designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and scholarly cooperation between China and the West. The Chair sponsors study, research, teaching, publications, public lectures and symposia on topics related to the study of encounters of Chinese culture and Christian faith and the history of Christianity in China, particularly the history of the Jesuit mission in China.
Ricci Institute Travel Grants are awarded each year to assist scholars and researchers outside of northern California in their travel to the University of San Francisco to utilize the Ricci Institute Collection for their research. Grants are awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and graduate students engaged in research on topics related to Chinese-Western cultural exchange supported by the Ricci Institute Collection.
Malatesta Scholarships continue the legacy of the Ricci Institute's founder, Edward J. Malatesta, S.J. by annually assisting young Chinese scholars enrolled or affiliated with a university in the People's Republic of China to engage in doctoral or postdoctoral research on topics related to the history of Christianity in China.