U.S.-China Student Fellows Program Is Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 Cohort

Inaugurated in 2016, the U.S.-China Student Fellows Program aims to promote student-to-student dialogue among U.S. and Chinese university students around critical global issues. The program features a cohort of eight to ten young leaders, selected from top U.S. and Chinese colleges and universities. Over the course of an academic year, fellows participate in dialogue through in-person meetings, a web-based platform, and networking opportunities.

Fellows will receive a $2,500 stipend and travel and accommodations to attend the Washington, D.C. and Beijing meetings, where they will have opportunities to meet with leading scholars, senior officials and business leaders. Past meetings include visits and briefings at the White House, Department of State, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as embassies and influential think tanks in Washington and Beijing. Fellows are expected to actively participate and contribute to the intellectual exchange within the group and with outside policy stakeholders. They are also required to provide at least four short essays/blogs for publication on the Initiative’s website between September 2018 and July 2019. To learn more about the previous Student Fellows cohorts and their activities, visit here.

Eligibility

The Student Fellows program is open to U.S. and Chinese citizens who will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate programs at U.S. and Chinese colleges and universities during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Application Process

The following materials must be submitted to uschinadialogue@georgetown.edu by July 15, 2018. Please submit all files (except the video) as one PDF with the following naming convention “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME”. The email subject heading should be “2018 US-China Student Fellows Application.”

  • ​CV
  • a 500-word personal statement
  • a two-minute video interview (link or attachment) that describes that applicant's background and interest in the program
  • contact information for three references (recommendation letters are not required)
  • a 750 to 1,000-word essay written in English that addresses the following question: “How should China and the United States better work together to benefit the global community? Provide a concrete suggestion drawn from one of the following issue areas: economic and social development; business and trade; global health and humanitarian issues; peace and security; or the environment.”

Decision

Decisions will be made by a Georgetown faculty committee by mid August. Only complete applications will be considered.