Michelle Zhang is a rising fourth year doctoral student in the Applied Anthropology program. She's excited to begin fieldwork this Fall in Beijing, China and is thankful for the generous support from the Weatherhead Institute, the Confucius China Studies Program, and Teachers College. In Beijing, she will be investigating youth cultural practices and innovation among the diverse young people who come to Beijing (for school, for work, and to play). Michelle is interested in what young people do together in urban China and what we can learn about the capacity and ongoing work of young people in shaping our social world.
1) The Weatherhead Institute's C. Martin Wilbur Fellowship
The C. Martin Wilbur Fellowship supports dissertation research and writing for advanced doctoral students in a social science department or East Asian history, and who have a research focus on modern China. This fellowship will help support tuition, health insurance, and stipend for the upcoming year.
2) The Confucius China Studies Program Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
The Confucius China Studies Program is run by Hanban in Beijing. The Joint Ph.D fellowship provides students from outside China with financial and institutional support to conduct doctoral research in China, including round-trip airfare reimbursement, living stipend, research stipend, institutional affiliation and advising with a local University, and visa support.
3) Teachers College Research Dissertation Fellowship
This TC fellowship provides a $6000 supplement to support tuition, living, research, and/or travel for this upcoming year. It supports a wide range of projects and disciplines, and helps TC doctoral students carry out their dissertation research.