The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies supports and promotes advanced research and training in all fields of Chinese studies. The center provides a variety of grants to enable graduate and undergraduate students to advance their Chinese language skills and conduct research focused on China-related topics.
In 2011-12 the Fairbank Center assisted the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in providing three dissertation completion grants and six summer stipends to doctoral students pursuing research on China in various disciplines. The center also provides graduate student grants for conference travel, language study, and dissertation research. For undergraduates, the Fairbank Center provides grants for student organizations, optional winter term experiences, language study, and summer research. The generosity and foresight of many donors have made the student grants possible by establishing funds such as the Desmond and Whitney Shum Graduate Fellowship, Liang Qichao Travel Fund, Elise Fay Hawtin Travel and Research Fund, Fairbank Center Challenge Grant, Harvard Club of the Republic of China Fellowship Fund, John K. Fairbank Center Endowment, and John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Undergraduate Summer Travel Grants. Student grants in Chinese studies are also supported by contributions from Fairbank Center affiliates.
View a list of current student grant recipients.