Boston University Global Development Policy Center
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Fellowships - Pre/Post-doc
The Boston University Global Development Policy Center seeks Pre- and Post-doctoral applicants for the Global China Fellows Program.
The Global China Initiative (GCI) advances policy-oriented research on China’s overseas economic activity and engagement with international institutions in order to enable financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability. GCI research is streamlined into four areas of focus: data analysis for transparency and accountability (DATA); forestry, agriculture, Indigenous rights and the Belt and Road Initiative (FAIR-BRI); energy and climate; and China and the international economic order.
The Global China Fellows recruits and supports Pre- and Post-doctoral fellows from around the world to engage in policy-oriented research and commentary on China’s role in shaping global affairs. In addition to receiving support for their research, fellows contribute to GCI research projects, public research seminars and policy engagement.
Applicant qualifications include:
Enrolled in or graduated from a PhD program. The GDP Center will accept applications from all disciplines, especially the natural and social sciences, engineering and business.
Strong research interest in one or more of the GCI areas of focus
Experience in priority geographical regions of interest, in addition to China, such as Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Fluency in Mandarin or a language from one of these regions is preferred.
Experience in the relationship between China’s overseas engagement and the following issues is most preferred:
Energy and Climate Change
Biodiversity and Indigenous lands
International Economic Institutions
The majority of the fellowships will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and modest funding for data collection and/or fieldwork and potentially be eligible for reimbursement for relocation expenses. Fellows are expected to complete their fellowship in-person at the GDP Center’s offices at Boston University.
Interested applicants should send the following to Lin Zhu (email@example.com) with the subject line “<> GCI Fellow Application 2024-2025″:
A cover letter that demonstrates interest and experience in GCI-related research.
A current curriculum vitae.
Contact information for two references.
Please send your application materials in PDF format and name your attachments with [LastName, FirstName, Document Type (CV/Cover Letter)].
Applicants will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until December 15, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Due to the volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About Boston University Global Development Policy Center
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.