Junior Faculty Research Product Workshop

CSCC Junior Faculty Research Product Workshop

Deadline: November 18, 2022 for workshop to take place in late Spring, Summer or Fall 2023

The CSCC will support several research product workshops whose research focuses on society, politics, culture, economy, or other aspects of contemporary China. “Research product” can be either books, special issues, or articles, solo-authored or in collaboration with scholars outside of DKU (preferably from DKU/Duke/Wuhan University). The goal is to transform already excellent scholarly projects into superior published works. The CSCC will provide funding (Maximum $6,000) for faculty to invite 2-5 experts in their field (and/or an editor from a journal or a press if the product is a book or a special issue). During the in-person or Zoom workshop, these guests present their thoughts on the manuscript, followed by a response from the author and a general discussion. All DKU faculty may apply, priorities will be given to junior faculty members, especially those who do not qualify for funding by other DKU sources.

Application materials consist of a curriculum vitae, project description (including a 2-page project summary and a description of project progress), proposed workshop participants and rationale for their selection, and a sample chapter or working paper from the project.

All grant proposals should be sent to Chi Zhang, program coordinator for the Center for the Studies of Contemporary China. Please contact Chi Zhang for inquiries as well.

CSCC Junior Faculty Research Product Workshop

Each junior faculty member whose research focuses on society, politics, culture, or the economy of contemporary China is eligible for a research product conference award and can expect at least one such award before promotion. “Research product” can be either books, special issues, or series of articles in collaboration with other DKU/Duke/Wuhan University professors. Faculty members who do not qualify for funding by other Duke Kunshan University sources are given priority.

Application materials consist of: a curriculum vitae, project description, proposed workshop participants and rationale for their selection, and a sample chapter or working paper from the project.

Deadline March 30, 2022, with the workshop to take place in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. For inquiries, please email Keping Wu.

Please submit your application to Chi Zhang.

CSCC Junior Faculty Research Product Conferences

Junior faculty research product conferences offer untenured faculty at Duke Kunshan University focused opportunities to receive constructive feedback from experts in their field on a book manuscript or set of thematically integrated working papers. Such a conference invites attention from relevant experts to a book manuscript or thematically linked working papers as well as broader professional advice on publication strategies and research agenda—with the goal of advancing the scholarship of the university’s junior faculty, so that they are well-placed for promotion.

Before 2020, for logistical convenience and cost control, conferences were held at Duke University. Moving forward, we propose conferences may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid. In-person participants should be based in mainland China, assuming the conference is held at Duke Kunshan University. Experts are modestly compensated for their participation.

Each junior faculty member whose research focuses on society, politics, culture, or the economy of contemporary China is eligible for a research product conference award and can expect at least one such award before promotion. Eligible faculty members who do not qualify for funding by other Duke Kunshan University sources are given priority. Application materials consist of: a curriculum vitae, project description, proposed conference participants and rationale for their selection, and a sample chapter or working paper from the project.

Deadline December 15, 2020, with the conference to take place before September 2021.