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China-India Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The fully-funded fellowship will provide 10 Indian scholars the opportunity to develop an understanding of China’s experience with the same areas.

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31 October, 2019 | 4 min read

The China-India Visiting Scholars Fellowship is an opportunity for academics and policy experts who are interested in expanding their current research to include China. The fellowship is aimed at creating more knowledge about China in India and encourage academic exchange of early- and mid-career scholars. The fully-funded fellowship will provide 10 Indian scholars the opportunity to develop an understanding of China’s experience with the same areas. 

The partnership between China and India is arguably becoming one of the most important partnerships of the 21st century. Today, China is the world’s 2nd largest economy, has the 3rd most powerful military and is the largest current contributor to global warming through carbon emissions. Similarly, India is the world’s 6th largest economy, has the 5th most powerful military, and is the 4th largest carbon emitter. Both countries, with their massive populations, economies, and environmental impacts, have outsized effects on the trajectory of global affairs. Given all of this and the shared 3,380 km border, there is still little understanding in India about China, and in China about India.  If there was a prime moment, this would be it.

The fellowship will run for 9 months, from April to December. Through the program, fellows will have the opportunity to visit China, work with a partner institution, and collaborate with scholars. Fellows will also be able to present their findings to a larger audience. 

The theme for 2020 is Economics and Development. This fellowship is ideal for scholars who are researching or working under the umbrella topic of economics and development, including (but not limited to) agricultural, urban development, education, vocational training, energy management, governance and performance management, rural poverty alleviation, food security, environment, public health, innovation infrastructure, and other similar areas, and are interested in developing a deeper understanding of China.

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