Pan Tianshou Fellowship 2024

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the
Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD
students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China.

The scholarships are funded by the Pan Tianshou Foundation (PTSF) based in China, and the
Vancouver Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation (VCCAF).

One scholarship will be offered to a student in a Masters or PhD program in the Department of Art
History, Visual Art and Theory. Two scholarships will be offered to students in other Masters or PhD
humanities programs. Two scholarships will be offered to students in other disciplines across campus.
Selection is based on academic performance, the quality of the research proposal, and research
activity or excellence.

All students currently pursuing an MA or PhD at UBC-Vancouver are eligible for this award. Interested
graduate students should e-mail the below documents in PDF format to Pan Tianshou Scholarship
Committee, Centre for Chinese Research at indicating “Pan Tianshou Scholarship”
in the subject heading by 4pm on Monday, March 11, 2024:

  1. A letter of application addressed to “Pan Tianshou Scholarship Committee”, including
    a research/project statement and a budget plan of no more than 1000 words.
  2. A short note of support from the student’s UBC Advisor (to be directly forwarded).
  3. A documented proof of having sought and/or found matching funding.
  4. A copy of your (unofficial) UBC transcript and a transcript from your previous institution if you
    are in your first year at UBC.
  5. Current C.V.

For further inquiries, please contact Professor Timothy Cheek ( or Professor Qiang Fu (