Study Abroad (applications are now closed)
Promising Chinese scholars and graduate students (M.A, Ph.D., or Post Doctoral) are invited for short-term study abroad to advance their understanding of the field of cultural psychology of religion. The fellowship will be a period of three to six months of intensive reading, lecture attendance, and mentoring in psychology of religion with the goal of writing a publishable manuscript or designing a well-defined research project.
The purpose of the fellowship award includes:
- Preparing a generation of promising graduate students in psychology of religion.
- Supporting mid career psychologists who wish to engage in research and writing at a nationally recognized graduate school with faculty specializing in issues of psychology of religion.
- Building relationships between Western psychologists of religion and Chinese scholars.
- Inspiring these students to help build the field of Chinese psychology of religion.
Candidates will submit a proposal that outlines their purposes, research objectives, and desired placement. The following categories are eligible to apply (use application below) for the study abroad program:
- Doctoral/post doctoral level students and scholars.
- Applicants who have been accepted into a graduate school for study of psychology of religion.
- Mid career/senior scholars who wish to collaborate with a Western psychologist of religion.
Candidate Selection Criteria
The selection criteria for candidate include the following:
- Inclusion of a clearly defined focus of study.
- Alignment between the proposed study program and the goals of this grant.
- Potential for the proposed project to advance the study of Cultural Psychology of Religion.
- Available resources of the requested university.
- Academic background of the candidate.
- Professionalism of the candidate.
- Candidate’s previous involvement with the activities of this grant.
- Previous study abroad experience.
- Candidate’s English comprehension and speaking skills.
Students accepted for short-term course work or doctoral studies in psychology of religion will receive funds for living expenses.