CIEE Ping Foundation Fellowships in Support of Study Abroad Doctoral Research
Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships provide support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Funded through a small endowment, the Doctoral Research Fellowships are named after Dr. Charles Ping, a gifted teacher and scholar, a tireless advocate for the internationalization of U.S. higher education, President Emeritus of Ohio University, and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors
CIEE invites Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) - or if a Department has no DGS, a Chair - to nominate a qualified doctoral candidate for a Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship. CIEE intends that these awards will replace some or all of a Fellow’s eight- or nine-month remuneration as a Graduate or Teaching Assistant, thereby allowing him or her to make more rapid progress toward successful completion of the doctoral degree.
Fellows are therefore expected to work full-time on their own dissertation research during their Fellowship year. They may not hold additional positions or employment. Other non-service financial support that is consistent with their institution’s Graduate School policies may be permitted.
Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive process. Full-time graduate students who are interested in these awards should read all of the information on the following pages related to eligibility and the nomination process (listed in the navigation menu to the left) before they ask their Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair to nominate them.
Nominations must reach the CIEE office no later than April 30th. Send complete application packets to:
Dr. Michael Vande Berg, Vice President for Academic Affairs
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
Please direct any questions to Dr. Michael Vande Berg at email@example.com.