The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia is pleased to invite applications for its 2018-2019 Faculty Scholarship Program.
The Faculty Scholarship Program supports promising young faculty from selected United Board network institutions in pursuing advanced degree study, taught in English at United Board network institutions or approved institutions within Asia but located outside of their home countries. These scholarships help developing colleges and universities nurture junior faculty members and advance whole person education. Through the Faculty Scholarship Program, the United Board aims to support individuals in strengthening their academic qualifications and enhancing their teaching, and to foster academic networks among Asian universities.
We encourage institutions, which have the need to upgrade their teaching faculty and a plan for faculty development, to identify candidates for this opportunity. Each institution can nominate up to three candidates for the Faculty Scholarship Program. More details on institutional eligibility can be found in the guidelines.
Applicants must be currently employed full-time by a university in the United Board network in Asia, below 42 years old for master’s degree programs, and under 40 years old for doctoral degree programs at the time of application, and committed to return to their home institutions after completing their degree programs. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2-3 years of teaching experience and service at their home institutions. All disciplines are welcome, and special consideration will be given to applicants who are interested in pursuing gender or women’s studies or related subjects for master’s or doctoral studies.
Selected candidates may receive scholarship awards of up to US$10,000 per year, for a maximum of four years’ support for doctoral studies and up to two years for master’s degree programs, pending satisfactory progress. Scholarships generally cover tuition, room and board, and a modest monthly allowance.
Some host universities have offered to top up the United Board funds with full-tuition waiver/scholarship, and below is a partial list for the 2018-2019 cycle for your reference. More details can be found in the United Board Network Institutions and Approved Institutions with English-medium Degree Programs document.
-Central China Normal University: full-tuition scholarships for all MA and PhD studies;
-Chinese University of Hong Kong: one full-tuition scholarship for Master of Public Health;
-Ewha Womans University: one full-tuition scholarship for MA and/or PhD in Natural Sciences (Nutritional Science and Food Management, Nursing Science), English Linguistics and Literature, Graduate School of International Studies (International Trade & Investment, International Business, Development Cooperation, International Relations, Korean Studies), Graduate School of Business and Engineering;
-Hong Kong Baptist University: one full-tuition scholarship each for MA in Communication, Media Management and International Journalism Studies;
-International Christian University: one full-tuition scholarship for Master of Peace Studies;
-Macquarie University: full-tuition scholarships for PhD studies.
The guidelines and application form for the United Board Faculty Scholarship Program are available on the United Board website, as well as a list of universities and their English-medium degree programs. Please refer to: https://unitedboard.org/progra
The application form and all supporting documents must be received by October 15, 2017 at the United Board’s Hong Kong office. The United Board will acknowledge the receipt of applications by email and will interview selected applicants.
Further inquiries can be directed to Ms. Vivica Xiong, Program Officer for the Faculty Scholarship Program, at:
United Board Faculty Scholarship Program
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
1/F Chung Chi College Administration Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong