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Student Fellowships & Grants

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) awards a number of fellowships and grants to U-M graduate and undergraduate students in Chinese studies.

Application Deadline
January 15 for all fellowships, unless otherwise noted.


  • ​Applicants to the MA in Chinese Studies (including dual degree) who are completing the online Rackham Graduate School application will apply for LRCCS funding by answering questions on the admission application.  They do not need to complete a separate fellowship application.  Current Rackham students applying for dual degree using Add a Degree PDF application must complete a fellowship application.
  • Applicants must submit their application materials on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal for all funding opportunities except for the Feuerwerker Fellowship for Conference Travel and Lieberthal Family Fellowship for Discretionary Funding, which have a separate application.

LRCCS Endowment Awards

LRCCS Endowment Awards
Tuition support and endowment awards, ranging from $2500 to $7500, may be given based on academic merit, language training, field research, archival research, and internship support.


Walter Power Internship Scholarship

The Walter Power Internship Scholarship provides funding for U-M undergraduates who are pursuing an internship in China. Learn More.

Peking-American School Fellowship

The Peking-American School Fellowship supports traditional Chinese studies at the University of Michigan and is open to U-M graduate students in Chinese humanistic studies. Learn more.

Katherine Taylor Fellowship

The Katherine Taylor Fellowship provides funds for U-M graduate students for up to a full year of research and language study in a Chinese-speaking environment. Learn more.

Feuerwerker Fellowship for Conference Travel

LRCCS will provide up to $500 to support graduate students to travel to a conference to present research with a primary focus on China. Learn more.

One Term Dissertation Fellowship

LRCCS Dissertation Fellowships are intended to speed the process of completing the dissertation. Except in unusual cases, they should be awarded to students who are at the writing stage of the dissertation. This will permit candidates to work full-time on the final stages of their dissertations.
Learn more.

Lieberthal Family Fellowship for Discretionary Funding

LRCCS has a limited amount of discretionary funds per year. Awards will be made on a case-by-case basis for conference travel, language study support, and field research support. Learn more.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

LRCCS provides a limited number of awards for graduate students engaged in the study of Chinese or Tibetan in the academic year. This award provides tuition and a monthly stipend for the academic year. Learn more.

International Institute Funding

The International Institute, which houses LRCCS and 17 other centers and programs, funds fellowships and grants for faculty and students that include research abroad, language study, and participation in prestigious national scholarship competitions such as the Fulbright and Luce awards. Learn more.

U-M Funding

A listing of departments and organizations at the University of Michigan that offer of a variety of China- related opportunities and funding for students. Learn more.

Other Funding Sources

A listing of some national foundations and organizations which have funded international studies in the past. This list is not all-inclusive and is updated whenever new information becomes available to LRCCS. Learn more.

Student Organization Funding

More information here.