Applying for a Visiting Appointment

Scholars working on projects related to China and the Chinese people may apply for a position as a Visiting Scholars with the Center for Chinese Studies. Junior scholars and graduate students with a concentration on China and the Chinese people may apply for a position as a Visiting Research Associate.

The term of appointment is normally one year. At present, available resources in the Center do not permit funding for visitors.

Application Procedures

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are senior scholars and distinguished visitors who have a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent and who hold an appointment comparable to that of UCLA faculty, and are usually on temporary leave from their universities or research centers. They serve as senior researchers, collaborate on research projects and publications with faculty members, and pursue independent research.

Ordinarily, Visiting Scholars are self-supported, or have adequate support funds from sources outside the University and are considered peers of the faculty.

Endorsement by a Member of the UCLA China Studies Faculty

A prerequisite for applying for a Visiting Scholar appointment is that a potential visitor secure the endorsement of a member of the China studies faculty. Click here for a list of the faculty >>

Once such an endorsement has been obtained, the applicant may write to Richard Gunde (gunde@ucla.edu) to begin the application process.

Fees

Normally, Visiting Scholars will pay an affiliation fee of $600 per quarter. In addition, for international scholars, the Center will provide successful applicants with an IAP-66 (for which there is a fee of $100).

 

Visiting Research Associates

Junior scholars and students currently enrolled in a degree program at their home institutions, with a concentration on China and the Chinese people, and who wish to visit UCLA to pursue independent research, usually in preparation of the doctoral dissertation, may apply for an appointment as a Visiting Research Associate. Visiting students who wish to obtain academic credit for UCLA coursework should enroll as a non-degree candidate (NDO) through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Domestic junior scholars and students may apply directly to the Center once they have obtained the endorsement of a member of the UCLA China studies faculty. (See the section Endorsement by a Member of the UCLA China Studies Faculty, above.) Fees are the same as for Visiting Scholars (see above).

International students must also obtain the endorsement of a member of the UCLA China studies faculty (see above). Applications from international students who are not covered by a reciprocity agreement must be made to the UCLA International Education Office. Click here for an application form and for information, including information on fees >>