2020 Program Application

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to conduct this year’s Summer Program online and free of charge.

Given the specific arrangements for the summer program in 2020, there are three options for participation in the 5th Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies 2020 :

1. ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

Click here to download the application form for ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS

The form has to be emailed to the designated application email address on or before the new extended deadline of Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Active participants are expected to attend all lectures and interactive group workshops. Active Participants are also expected to engage with the lectures, textbook, and pre-readings. The application can be found on our website at www.sinological.org or at www.tinyurl.com/activeparticipationform

2. VIEWER MEMBERSHIP

Click here to apply for a VIEWER MEMBERSHIP or here if you are in China or if the first link does not work.

The deadline to apply for a Viewer Membership is July 16th, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by email.

With a Viewer Membership, you will be able to access the program reading materials which you are strongly recommended to engage in, but not required to. Viewers attend can lectures and participate by submitting questions during the Q&A session at lectures (subject to the Lecturer). Viewers will not be able to attend the Group Workshop sessions

3. VIEWER 

Viewers do not have to sign up and can access each lecture via the link to the call which will be posted on SDCF’s social media pages prior to each lecture. Viewers will not be able to engage in the group workshops and access the program reading materials but are able to participate in calls by submitting questions during the Q&A session at lectures (subject to the Lecturer).

As all classes will be conducted in English, all applicants should be proficient in English.

Applicants need to look upon this opportunity not so much as the one and only time that they will be in Greater China, but rather as a “gateway”, entry into which will open many doors relating to Chinese Studies in the future.

PAST PROGRAM APPLICATION

Due to changes in the program, SDCF will be holding our Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies online. In past programs, there were two options for participation for the Greater China Summer Workshop Program in Chinese Studies :

1. SPONSORED PARTICIPATION

Click here to download the application form for SPONSORED PARTICIPATION

2. NON-SPONSORED PARTICIPATION

Click here to download the application form for NON-SPONSORED PARTICIPATION

1. SPONSORED PARTICIPATION

A limited number of sponsorships from SDCF will be available to university teaching staff, researchers, and Ph.D. students. SDCF will cover the cost of the following expenses:

  • Tuition
  • Room and half board
  • Internal travel (within Greater China)*

* Please note that participants are required to arrange and cover the cost of travel to Hong Kong at the beginning of the Program and from Dunhuang at the end of the Program.

Eligibility

University teaching staff, researchers, and Ph.D. students meeting the following criteria are able to apply for sponsorship:

  1. commitment to full attendance of scheduled lectures, seminars, and activities;
  2. commitment to the completion of a small-scale project by the end of the Program;
  3. willingness and ability to integrate learning and research results from the Program into their teaching curriculum or future research activity;
  4. willingness to engage in group work and contribute towards the creation of a co-learning environment;
  5. satisfactory energy level, intellectual curiosity and genuine interest in the Program content.

As all classes will be conducted in English, all applicants should be proficient in English.

Applicants need to look upon this opportunity not so much as the one and only time that they will be in Greater China, but rather as a “gateway”, entry into which will open many doors relating to Chinese Studies in the future.

Main tasks for sponsored participants

Sponsored participants are expected to:

    1. attend all scheduled lectures, seminars, and activities;
    1. work on a small-scale project as part of a group for the duration of the Program;
    1. present their individual and group projects at the end of the Program;
  1. integrate their learning and research results into their teaching curriculum or future research activity.

All sponsored participants are required to sign an agreement as a prerequisite for admission.

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit a complete application form together with the documents listed below to our application email address <application@sinological.org>.

    1. a one-page personal statement outlining the reason(s) for applying and the expected benefits from attending the Program;
    1. a reference or recommendation letter from an academic faculty member from the applicant’s university or, as applicable, his/her work supervisor;
    1. a CV providing brief details of the applicant’s academic work;
    1. an academic transcript of the applicant’s current course; *
  1. a photocopy of the first page of the applicant’s foreign passport**

* For Ph.D. students/candidates only

**Required for accommodation and flight booking

2. NON-SPONSORED (SELF-FUNDED) PARTICIPATION

Requirements for non-sponsored participants are not as stringent, nevertheless a careful selection will be made by SDCF. The Program for self-funded participants will be the same as for the sponsored ones. Expenditures including (but not limited to) the following shall be covered by the participants:

    • Room and Board
    • Excursions arranged by the Program
  • Travelling

As all classes will be conducted in English, all applicants should be proficient in English.

Applicants need to look upon this opportunity not so much as the one and only time that they will be in these parts of the world, but rather as a “gateway”, entry into which will open many doors relating to Chinese Studies in the future.

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit a complete application form together with the documents listed below to our application email address <application@sinological.org> before Friday, 27 MARCH 2020:

    1. a one-page personal statement outlining the reason(s) for applying and the expected benefits from attending the Program;
    1. a reference or recommendation letter from an academic faculty member from the applicant’s university or, as applicable, his/her work supervisor;
    1. a CV providing brief details of the applicant’s academic work;
    1. an academic transcript of the applicant’s current course; *
  1. a photocopy of the first page of the applicant’s foreign passport**

* For Ph.D. students/candidates only

**Required for accommodation and flight booking