How to Apply for an Oldham Fellowship
John R. Oldham ’83 Fellowship for Public Sector Internships, including Government, and Research in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
We are currently accepting applications for the summer of 2017. The deadline for the Oldham Fellowship Summer 2017 application is March 16, 2018. Thanks to the generous support of the Oldham Fund, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies is able to support public interest (including government) work or academic research in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan over the summer.
If you would like to apply for funding, please email the following to Paulette Roberts:
- a resume,
- a two-page summary of your proposed project,
- an estimated budget, and
- whether you have applied for funding from another source (such as WEAI). (The committee may contact you to find out your WEAI award.)
Oldham Fellowships differ from other CLS summer funding mainly in terms of flexibility. More specifically, 1) the duration of Oldham Fellowships is variable; 2) Oldhams may include research; 3) Oldhams may include more than one internship or an internship/research combination; 4) fellowships usually take place in the summer, but occasionally during the winter break.
Students pursuing internships or research in China this summer should also apply for funding to the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. WEAI also offers a FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) fellowship for advanced Asian language study during the summer. Details are available here. The application deadline for WEAI funding is usually the first week of March.
The Oldham Fellowship may be awarded simultaneously with other fellowships, but the funds are subject to levels that are set by the institution, not the Center. If you receive funding from WEAI, Oldham may add to that funding up to a given level.