Bridging Cultures, Connecting Histories
T hree summer Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships will be offered during each​ ​of the four years of the grant. The program began in the summer of 2017 and has continued successfully during the summer of 2018.

​The target audience are young scholars from across the world engaged in research and writing in the field of Christianity in East Asia, including both post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty members.

Summer 2016 Fellows & Visiting Scholars

2018 Ricci Fellows & Visiting Scholars

These Luce Fellowships will complement and enhance the three annual ​​​Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowships​​​​​​​​ for students who are at present engaged in writing their doctoral dissertations. For more detailed information on how to apply for the doctoral-level fellowships, download the PDF file here .

Please note that this doctoral fellowship is distinct from the Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The aim of the Luce Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship—while in residence at the Ricci Institute— is to offer recipients the unique opportunity to participate in and present their research at weekly seminars that focus on archival, historiographical, and methodological issues relevant to different areas of East Asia. These will be attended by both Luce Research and Ricci Doctoral Fellowship recipients as well as by our regular cohort of distinguished senior scholars who come to the Ricci Institute every summer to conduct their own research and to present their work in progress.

The Ricci Institute will make available to these scholars our extensive bibliographical and archival resources, manuscript, printed, and digital, as well as our expertise in the use of these unique collections.

As stated above, this fellowship is 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.

This appointment is for a period of three months with a monthly stipend up to $4,500/month. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens (or Legal Permanent Residents o the U.S.) will need to contact the Ricci Institute well in advance for information regarding proof of English proficiency, visa, and health insurance requirements.

Applications for Fellowships for the Summer of 2019 are now closed.
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