Ricci Doctoral Fellowships

The Ricci Doctoral fellowship is 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.


This appointment is for a period of three months with a monthly stipend up to $4,000/month. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for any necessary supplemental funding for their travel and stay from their home institutions.


Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding English proficiency, visa and health insurance requirements.


While at USF, besides conducting his/her own research, the fellowship recipients are expected to present and participate in all regularly organized research seminars at the Ricci Institute and to interact with other researchers in residence at the Ricci Institute, USF faculty and students as well as scholars and researchers from the San Francisco Bay Area about his/her research.


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Contact Information:

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street, LM 280

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080



Email: ricci@usfca.edu




2130 Fulton Street, LM280

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080, U.S.A.

Tel: 415-422-6401     Fax: 415-422-2291

Email: ricci@usfca.edu

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