Student Support

Postdoctoral Support:

The Ash Center's China Programs support junior scholars of exceptional promise in the field of contemporary Chinese public policy. China Public Policy postdocotral fellowships are offered to two recent Ph.D. graduates every year in the social science discipline. Preference will be given to those working in the areas of domestic politics, political economy, business-government relations, state-society relations, environmental / energy governance, and social development of China, with a focus on public policy challenges. Current China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellows are listed here .

For Current HKS Students:

The China Programs are also proud to play a key role in supporting numerous HKS students in the form of tuition assistance, fellowships, and grants for student-led events, initiatives, and applied learning opportunities. Beyond financial support, the Center’s affiliated faculty members teach degree and executive education courses, advise students, and develop unique curricular materials.

China-related Summer, Winter and School Year Opportunities
Research grants are made available by the Ash Center’s China Programs to financially support Harvard University students pursuing China-related internships, independent research, and other forms of study conducted in China during winter and summer academic vacation periods.  Winter grants may be used by HKS students who are conducting Policy Analysis Exercises (PAE) or Second Year Policy Analyses (SYPA) related to China. For more information please click here. To view the 2018-19 Ash Center winter grants awardees please click here

Chinese Students in US Local Government Innovation Opportunities
Grants are also available to Chinese students who are interested in participating in the Ash Center Summer Fellowship in Innovation program. Students are paired with fascinating internships at the local government level in the US to deploy their analytical skills and solve real world problems in innovative ways. For more information please click here.  

Student Resources
The China Programs encourage students to take advantage of the Ash Center’s course guide, case studies, Government Innovators Network and other student resources.

For Prospective Chinese Students:

China Programs also provides scholarships to deserving Chinese students accepted to the mid-career MPA program and the MPP programs at the Kennedy School.  Each fellowship is described below.

China and Globalization Program Fellowship 
The China and Globalization Program Fellowship will be awarded each year to a Chinese Mason Fellow student with financial need. Leading candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in the areas of domestic politics and social development of China, with a focus on public policy challenges.  

Dalio Scholarship
The Dalio Scholarship will be awarded each year to one Chinese mid-career Mason Program MPA degree student and one Chinese MPP degree student with financial need. Leading candidates will be proven leaders in philanthropy or will demonstrate clear philanthropy sector leadership potential. The scholarship will cover full or partial tuition. Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in Ash Center activities such as lectures, workshops and conferences.  For more information please click here.

Hui Fellowship
The Hui Fellowship will be awarded each year to Chinese mid-career Mason Program MPA degree students and Chinese MPP degree students with financial need. Leading candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in the areas of China’s integration with the world economy and polity, sustainability, socio-economic stability, and those active in civil society, with a focus on public policy challenges. The fellowship will cover full or partial tuition. Fellowship recipients will be expected to join the Ash Center in co-curricular activities such as lectures, workshops and conferences.  For more information please click here.