Yu Ying-shih Fel­low­ship is now open for ap­pli­ca­tions

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A new fel­low­ship es­tab­lished with funds do­nated by Yu Ying­shih, the re­cip­i­ent of the firstever Tang Prize in Si­nol­ogy and a pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus of Chi­nese stud­ies of Prince­ton Univer­sity, has be­gun ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.

Yu do­nated his NT$ 10 mil­lion cash prize from the Tang Prize to the es­tab­lish­ment of the “Yu Ying-shih Fel­low­ship for the Hu­man­i­ties” to sup­port promis­ing re­searchers and scholars in the hu­man­i­ties fields with the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance needed to com­plete dis­ser­ta­tions and other aca­demic works, ac­cord­ing to the Tang Prize Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion.

The fo­cus of the fel­low­ship is re­search on var­i­ous fields of hu­man­i­ties and si­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing history, lin­guis­tics, ar­chae­ol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy, re­li­gion, clas­si­cal stud­ies, literary stud­ies, and the arts.

Young scholars un­der the age of 45 in any of the rec­og­nized fields en­gaged in the writ­ing of a doc­toral the­sis or aca­demic pub­li­ca­tion are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for the fel­low­ship, which will be awarded to six re­cip­i­ents each year.

There will be three re­cip­i­ents of the Aca­demic Pub­li­ca­tion Schol­ar­ship, worth NT$360,000 (US$11,030) each, and three who will be given the Dis­ser­ta­tion Schol­ar­ship, worth NT$240,000 each.

The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line for the 2015 fel­low­ship falls on Aug. 31. Any stu­dent or writer en­gaged in a dis­ser­ta­tion or big aca­demic writ­ing pro­ject are en­cour­aged to ap­ply, the founda- tion said.

De­tailed in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the web­site of the In­sti­tute of History and Philol­ogy of the Academia Sinica, which is in charge of award­ing the fel­low­ship.

The bi­en­nial Tang Prize was es­tab­lished in 2012 by Tai­wanese en­tre­pre­neur Sa­muel Yin to honor top re­searchers and lead­ers in four fields — sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal science, si­nol­ogy and rule of law. The first award cer­e­mony was held in Taipei last Septem­ber.

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