LANCOO-BFSU fellowship is an annual fellowship offered jointly by the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University and the LANCOO Educational Technology Group (LANCOO) over the next five years (2011-2015) to distinguished international and Chinese scholars working in areas such as Language Policy, Second Language Acquisition, Language Teacher Education, Language Testing and Assessment, and Corpus Linguistics. The Fellowship provides for in-residence research at the Centre for a period of 1 to 4 months so that the fellowship holder may contribute to academic research at the Centre and help extend its international academic network.
The Fellowship is offered to one to three distinguished scholars each academic year depending on the length of their stay. If no qualified candidate is available, the Fellowship will be transferred to the following year. Successful applicants will be invited to join a research team at the Centre and to participate in activities such as giving lectures or doing workshops. They are expected to give advice or suggestions concerning the development of the Centre, or to develop new collaborative research projects with the researchers at the Centre.
The Centre will provide successful applicants with facilities such as library access, office space and a computer with Internet connection.
The Fellowship will cover travel costs (economy class airfare), expenses for accommodation and a stipend (2000 US dollars per month) up to a maximum of 100,000 RMB yuan (approximately 15,000 US dollars) depending on the academic credentials of the applicant and the length of his/her stay.
Application and review process
Applicants need to send a copy of their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the Centre by April 31 of year 2011 at the latest. The letter should state the preferred dates of the applicant’s stay, outline the research area (including possibilities for collaborative research) he/she intends to work in during the Fellowship period.
A committee of five faculty members of the Centre will review and decide on the applications.
Evaluation and dissemination
The work of the scholars during the Fellowship period will be assessed by the selection committee. Any research publications related to the Fellowship need to acknowledge the support of the LANCOO-BFSU Foreign Language Education Fellowship.
Applications and inquiries should be sent to:
Dr. Jiajin XU
National Research Center for Foreign Language Education
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Tel: +86 (0)10 8881 6828