Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship at Columbia University, USA 2020

Columbia University is offering Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship for 2020 academic year. The applicant must be non-US based, and preference is given to scholars from East Asia.

Columbia University, established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.



Application Deadline: November 30, 2019

Degree Level: Fellowship to pursue research Program

Field: All study areas

Value: Fellowship funds can be used to cover airfare, living expenses, and fees accrued during the fellow’s residence at the university. The Fellowship also includes a modest travel fund for the fellow to visit other US cities or institutions.

Place of Study: USA

Nationality: China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Number of Scholarships: The Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship is offered each year to one scholar for an in-residence research period of 10 months at Columbia University, or to two scholars for a period of 5 months each, depending on the need of the proposed projects


  • Applicants must have PhD degree in hand at the start of the fellowship period, or have outstanding research credential.
  • Applicants must be able to manage day-to-day conversation in English.
  • Applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution in their country of origin.
  • Past recipients are not eligible to apply for two years, except for projects evaluated by the Tang Advisory Committee as necessary to receive multiple years of support.


Application Procedure: Click HERE to apply for the Tang Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship!

Application Materials:

  • Certificate of English proficiency. TOEFL, IELTS, and PETS (organized by NEEA) are acceptable.
  • 10 – 15 page double-spaced project proposal (in English)
    • Proposal contents should include the following:
      • The purpose of the project
      • Research methods
      • Potential contributions of research findings
  • Project timeline
  • Travel itineraries (if travel budget is requested)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English)


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