2016年旧金山大学利玛窦中西文化历史研究所研究员申请指南

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1、申请旧金山大学利玛窦中西文化历史研究所(以下称“研究所”)2016年研究员应该符合哪些资格?在读博士(硕士)研究生可不可以申请?申请者的研究方向或主题可以涵盖哪些领域?

 

该研究员奖学金为期三个月,主要授予:(1)已经基本完成博士课程,确定并进入博士论文专题研究、写作阶段的博士生;(2)已经获得博士学位(近四年内),正在进行博士后研究或者是刚刚进入教学与科研工作的中青年学者。该研究员奖学金不授予获得高级职称的资深学者或硕士研究生。

申请者的研究方向主要为在中西文化历史交流领域中的地方、政治、经济文化史;教育及慈善机构历史,基督宗教在中国史,外交史,艺术史,科学史,以及基督宗教在中国、日本及韩国其他学科的比较研究。

 

2、如果申请成功的话,研究所会为申请者提供哪些资助?研究所有哪些可供申请者使用的档案资料?

如果申请成功,研究所将根据申请者提出的预算、在实际需求的基础上,提供每月不超过四千美元的奖学金。有关研究所图书、档案资料方面的信息,请查阅研究所图书馆在线目录:

http://usf.usfca.edu/ricci/collection/index.htm

 

3、非美国居民的申请者,是否需要提供托福或雅思成绩?

 

非美国公民或者享有永久居留权的申请者,需要办理美国J-1签证,并且提供托福成绩。没有托福成绩的申请者,研究所会帮助协调一次电话或网上视频面谈,由旧金山大学有关专业人士对申请者的英语水平进行评估,确认可以达到使用英语进行交流与研究的水平后,才能够最终决定是否向其提供J-1签证申请表格(DS2019)

 

4、成功的申请者需要在研究所完成哪些事务?成功的申请者是否必须要按照规定留在研究所而不能去美国的其他地方?

 

在研究所期间,每个研究员都需按照正常工作时间在研究所进行其研究工作,参加研究所所有学术活动及其他集体活动,用英文进行至少一次的学术讨论报告,在研究员奖学金结束时完成一篇学术论文的草稿,并用英文提供一份简单的学术研究总结。一般情况下,研究员在研究所期间,由于私人原因离开旧金山湾区不能过超过两次,每次不能够超过两个工作日。如果需要到美国其他进行收集资料及调研活动,建议在申请书中注明,一般研究所会允许其进行一次时间不超过一个星期、在其他单位进行与研究主题相关的学术活动时间。

 

5、本次申请的截止日期是哪一天?

 

2015年12月10日。如果是通过普通邮件或快递公司发出的申请,以发出当日的邮戳或有关正式记录为准。

 

6、本次申请需要提供的申请资料有哪些?是否全部需要使用英语填写?

 

研究员奖学金申请资料需要全部用英文完成。这些资料包括:(1)近期简历;(2)一份5-10页的申请书。博士生需要在申请书中包括论文研究方面的详细内容;其他申请者需要提出新的研究项目申请。此外,申请书中还需要有研究进度计划表,具体学术活动内容,研究成果对其研究领

域的贡献,以及该研究论文/项目与利玛窦中西文化历史研究所宗旨的关系等;(3)预算表以及申请者已经获得,或可能获得的同时支持此相研究的经济来源;(4)两份推荐信(在读博士研究生的推荐信其中一份需要来自其导师)。

 
 

CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS 

 
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History University of San Francisco The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its more than 80,000 volumes of books in Chinese and Western languages, its library also includes a digital copies of: (1) the Japonica-Sinica Manuscript Collection from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus (ARSI); (2) the Francis A. Rouleau Microfilm / Digital Archival Collections’ (3) the Canton Diocese Archival Collection; (4) the Passionist China Collection; and (5) other archival materials. 
 
The Ricci Institute invites applications for Research Fellowship in-residence for the spring or summer 2016. 
 
This fellowship is open to both doctoral students who have completed all course work and junior scholars/faculty members who have completed their doctoral degrees in the past three years. 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 two to 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 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 Fellow is expected to present and participate in research workshops at the Ricci Institute and interact with USF faculty and students as well as scholars and researchers from the San Francisco Bay Area about his/her research. 
 
Submit by December 10, 2015, the following: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 5-10 page double-spaced statement of progress made toward the Ph.D. degree OR a proposal for new research at the USF Ricci Institute. This document should include a timeline, proposed activities, the contribution the scholar hopes to make in the relevant field(s), and how the research is related to the mission of the USF Ricci Institute; (3) a proposed budget and other funding sources, if any; (4) two up-to-date letters of recommendation (one letter should come from the supervisor of the applicant’s dissertation if the applicant is a current doctoral student). Applicants will be informed of the result by February 2016. 
 
Submit the application cover letter with a most recent C.V., research proposal, and budget electronically by email to: lee@usfca.edu with the Subject Line: “2015-2016 Fellowship Application”. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the recommenders either electronically to the above email address or by regular mail to: 
 
Research Fellowship Review Committee 
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History 
University of San Francisco, LM 280 
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 
U.S.A.. 
 
For more information about the USF Ricci Institute’s resources, please visit: http://usf.usfca.edu/ricci//collection/index.htm 
 
For more information about previous activities of the Ricci Institute’ Research Fellows, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/usfricci
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