The Sixth Tone Fellowship is a field research program on contemporary China initiated and sponsored by Sixth Tone, an English-language news website based in Shanghai, China.
We encourage research into and understanding of China by young scholars and visual artists from around the world, and we welcome inventive solutions to the challenges China is facing.
The Sixth Tone Fellowship will provide funding for young scholars to come to China for a six weeks’ research trip and conduct fieldwork in locations all over the country.
Every other year, Sixth Tone will pose a fresh research question to young scholars and visual artists from across the globe. Emphasis will be placed on topics at the cutting edge of Chinese society, including technological innovation, industry and the economy, youth culture, and societal change.Details
Note: The application window for the 2020 Sixth Tone Fellowship is currently CLOSED.
The Steering Committee, consisting of experts in different professions in China, will offer its guidance regarding the content, design and results of the program. In addition, the Steering Committee of each year will have the responsibility to oversee the selection process and make the final decision of participants.
Professor of Department of Enviornmental Science and Engineering at Fudan University
Assistant to Dean and director of Policy Research Division at Fudan Development Institute
Associate professor of economics in School of Management at Fudan University
CEO of The Paper
Ph.D., program manager for Global Environment Institute (GEI)’s Ecosystem Conservation & Community Development Program
Director of the Research Center of Cyberspace Governance at Fudan University
Associate professor of international trade at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Director of Department of Social Management and Policy at Fudan University
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University, and a Changjiang Distinguished Professor
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Anthropology, East China Normal University
The participants of the fellowship are young scholars from around the world who are ardently interested in contemporary China, motivated to think about the challenges lying ahead in Chinese society and passionate about finding solutions. They possess a strong command of written English and the ability to communicate in Chinese.
Translator, editor, and researcher, 2020 STF Fellow
Photographer, lecturer in photography arts at Shunde Polytechnic in Guangdong, 2020 STF Fellow
Photographer, educator, 2020 STF Fellow
Writer, filmmaker, and conceptual artist, 2020 STF Fellow
Artist, co-founder of Art Focus, 2020 STF Fellow
Ph.D. student in sociology at Texas A&M University, 2020 STF Fellow
Doctoral candidate in area studies at the University of Oxford, 2020 STF Fellow
Designer at Parallect Design, 2020 STF Fellow
Researcher in evolutionary biology and economics at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics and Dali University, 2020 STF Fellow
Ph. D. candidate in journalism and communication at Tsinghua University, 2020 STF Fellow
Associate professor in media and culture at Shanghai Normal University, 2020 STF Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Tsinghua University, 2020 STF Fellow
Associate professor in journalism and communication at Beijing Normal University, 2020 STF Fellow
Lecturer in media sociology at Zhejiang University, 2020 STF Fellow
Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2018 STF Fellow
Master in Medical Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, 2018 STF Fellow
Ph.D. student in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, 2018 STF Fellow
Associate professor at the Department of Sociology at Zhejiang University, 2018 STF Fellow
Researcher specializing in East Asian innovation, global development, and foreign aid, 2018 STF Fellow
Ph.D. student in Justice Studies at Arizona State University, 2018 STF Fellow
Ph.D. candidate in engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2018 STF Fellow
Research assistant at the China Environment Forum at the Wilson Center, 2018 STF Fellow