The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) offers team-based fellowships to Stanford faculty (members of the Academic Council, Medical Center Line faculty, and Active Emeriti) to spark creative, multi-disciplinary approaches to research in China focused on topics of key interest to Stanford, the U.S., and China.
SCPKU Team Innovation Faculty Fellowships provide support for up to $30K per team for “proof-of-concept” project expenses. A campus-wide faculty advisory committee will determine awards based on the team’s proposed budget and SCPKU space availability. This program is open to all fields, disciplines, and schools. Those with existing research related to China are encouraged to apply, but no familiarity with China is required. A key goal of the program is to provide seed funding to promote innovative multi-disciplinary collaborations within the Stanford faculty and student community focused on projects that will lead to relevant long-term research programs in China with clear and measurable impact. Awardees are expected to spend the bulk of their fellowship period in Beijing and maximize their time at SCPKU. Teams will also be required to give a public talk at SCPKU to share their research.
All fellowships will include office space at SCPKU and on-site administrative support. Funding may also be requested to support the following expenses for faculty:
Supplementary funding may be proposed for:
NOTE: SCPKU faculty fellowships do not provide support for travel outside of SCPKU/Beijing, salaries, or materials/supplies.
All Stanford faculty (members of the Academic Council, Medical Center Line faculty, and Active Emeriti) are eligible to apply; only the team’s PI submitting the proposal must have this status through all team members must be affiliated with Stanford. A faculty advisory committee representing a cross-section of Stanford’s academic community will review all proposals and make selections. In the selection process, the committee will look for projects with the following attributes:
Our past Team Innovation Faculty Fellows can be found here.
Applications should be completed and submitted online here. Applicants will be notified when their applications have been received and award decisions will follow pending the faculty advisory committee's review. Application materials will not be returned.
As part of the application process, faculty will indicate their team’s desired length of stay at SCPKU as well as a prioritized set of calendar windows they are applying for. To best accommodate preferred calendar windows and optimize SCPKU space utilization, SCPKU encourages applicants to submit proposals to the earliest possible application review period. Applicants must also identify both an administrative assistant and finance manager in his/her department who will help to facilitate travel, housing, and other logistics as well as process travel expenses with guidance from the SCPKU staff as needed. Award packages will include comprehensive information about how to manage these logistics.
For more information, please contact SCPKU Program Manager, Leigh Wang.