Masters Endowment Award

Fellowship Description
Endowment awards ranging from $2500 to $7500 may be given based on academic merit, language training, field research, archival research, and internship support. Tuition support for academic excellence and dual degree programs is also offered through the Lieberthal-Rogel Endowment.

Submission
All fellowship application materials should be sent to the Coordinator of Student Services, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1080 South University Ave., Suite 4668, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106.
  

Support for Masters Students

  
General Academic Support

A limited number of awards of varying amounts are made based on academic merit and may be used to support academic pursuits related to the students' degree programs.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • All graduate students in Chinese studies at the University of Michigan, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must submit the LRCCS Funding Application and the required materials indicated on the application.
     
Dual-Degree Students

$10,000 per term for any student in a LRCCS-approved dual-degree program who takes two or more Chinese-studies courses in the funded term.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Incoming students must be admitted by both programs and must matriculate into both programs. Current dual-degree students must be in good academic standing.
  • Recipients of this funding must enroll full time and take two or more Chinese-studies courses in the funded term.
  • Incoming students must submit the LRCCS Funding Application and the required materials indicated on the application. Returning dual-degree students seeking no other awards only need to fill out the primary information page of the application.
      
Lieberthal-Rogel Second-Year Award

Full tuition and a $10,000 stipend for the academic year, based on outstanding first-year performance including substantial progress in thesis preparation.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed their first year of the MA program as full-time students.
  • Applicants must submit the LRCCS Funding Application, the required materials indicated on the application, as well as a 10-page thesis prospectus with a timeline for completion; at least one of the recommendation letters must discuss likelihood of thesis completion.
       
Off-Campus Fieldwork/Archival Research

This $5,000 award, renewable once, is offered in support of substantial off-campus field/archival research as part of the applicant's thesis work.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed at least two terms in the MA program.
  • Applicants must submit the LRCCS Funding Application and the required materials indicated on the application.
  • Deadline: January 20, for research starting the following fall; November 1, for research starting the following winter.
      
Internship Grant

Awards of up to $2,500 to support China-related internships at public or private institutions around the world.

Requirements & Eligibility

  • Applicants must be of good academic standing and have completed at least two terms in the MA program.
  • Applicants must submit the LRCCS Funding Application and the required materials indicated on the application.
  • Recipients must successfully complete the funded internships and submit to LRCCS a two-page report on the experience.
  • Deadline: Rolling