Call for Applicants – Pan Tianshou Scholarship 2017

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China.  The scholarships are funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation (PTSF) based in China, and the Vancouver Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation (VCCAF).

One scholarship will be offered to a student in a Masters or PhD program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Two scholarships will be offered to students in other Masters or PhD humanities programs. Two scholarships will be offered to students in other disciplines across campus.

Selection is based on academic performance, the quality of the research proposal, and research activity or excellence.

All students currently pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this award. Interested graduate students should e-mail the below documents in PDF format to Tina Liu ( indicating “Pan Tianshou Scholarship” in the subject heading by 4pm on Monday, April 10, 2017:

  1. A letter of application addressed to “Pan Tianshou Scholarship Committee”, including research/project statement and a budget plan of no more than 1000 words.
  2. A short note of support from the student’s UBC Supervisor (to be directly forwarded).
  3. A documented proof of having sought and/or found matching funding.
  4. A copy of your (unofficial) UBC transcript and a transcript from your previous institution if you are in your first year at UBC.
  5. Current C.V.

For further inquiries, please contact Professor Timothy Cheek (

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