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Friday, March 22, 2019

2019 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists - Deadline March 31, 2019


Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China


The Visiting Program for Young Sinologists aims to build a platform to support overseas young sinologists in carrying out Chinese studies, to provide convenient and substantial assistance for their academic research, to support their exchanges and collaborative research projects with outstanding Chinese academic, cultural, and educational institutions, groups, companies, and scholars, and to help them enhance their academic competence and international influence. The 2019 Visiting Program for Young Sinologists will host three programs in Shanghai (Jun. 16-Jul. 6, 2019), Hangzhou (Sep. 5-25, 2019), and Xi’an (Sept. 6-26, 2019) under the theme of “Integrated Development of Culture and Tourism.” About 100 people are expected to attend the programs.

Subthemes include:

  1. Research on the integration of culture and tourism in Chinese cities
  2. Research on the development concepts in contemporary China
  3. Chinese humanities and social studies
  4. Research on the inheritance and development of Chinese culture

Please note that, after the program, participants are expected to write a research paper on their chosen topics in 3000 to 5000 words. Selected papers will be compiled into a book and then published.


Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Basic requirements: aged between 25 and 45, in good health (as proved by health certificates issued by health organizations in home nations);
  2. Education background: Bachelor’s degree or above, and able to conduct research in Chinese or in English fluently
  3. Working experiences: Have experience of working in famous think-tank, governmental administration department for culture and tourism, education or research institution, museum institution, media organization, tourism academy, tourism association, foundation for culture and tourism, etc.
  4. Academic competence: have adequate research competence and social influence in the field of contemporary sinology, have published research papers or treatises on China, and be engaged in ongoing cooperative research projects related to China.


The expenses of international round-trips (economy class), intercity transportation, board and accommodation, and academic training will be borne by the host.

External Deadline

March 31, 2019


Fields of Study

Culture and Tourism in China

Sponsor Contact  

OR Contact

Ibi Brown

Manager, International Research and Partnerships

519-888-4567, ext. 35884

OR Support

The Office of Research’s International Research and Partnership team provides the following support for international grants and contracts:

  • Application review and administrative support
  • Negotiation and implementation of research agreements
  • Management of awarded funds
  • Facilitation of contract training initiatives

More international funding opportunities are available on the Office of Research website, the Pivot database, and/or the the Research Professional database (for access to the Research Professional database, contact Regan Child).

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