Seed Fund · FLAUC Fellow Program (Year 2023-2024)

Fudan Development Institute

Seed Fund · FLAUC Fellow Program (Year 2023-2024)


As the global pandemic stabilizes, Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) welcomes qualified scholars in the field of Latin American studies to apply for its “Seed fund · FLAUC[1] Fellow Program. The program allows scholarsto interact with Fudan faculty and help deepen cross-disciplinary academic collaborations in the post-pandemic era.


1. Applicants are required to be or under 60 years of age and hold nationality of outside Chinese mainland; Each applicant may volunteer to recommend an outstanding PhD student in the same research field to join the visit;

2. Applicants are required to hold a faculty position at a recognized university or be a regular member at an established research institute outside Chinese mainland;

3. Applicants are required to identify a joint research collaborator with full faculty position at Fudan University before applying for the program. Applicants should make sure that their Fudan collaborator is available to regularly discuss about the research and host their seminars;

4. Applicants are required to be available for full-time research at FDDI for 30-90 days. PhD students are required to be available for 90 days;

5. Preference will be given to scholars who have been accepted in 2020;

6. The working language is required to be English.

Application Time

Visiting Time

Application Deadline

Autumn Semester (Sept 2023 – Jan 2024)

June 30, 2023

Spring Semester (Feb 2024 – June 2024)

Nov 30, 2023

Application Material

Applicants are required to send the following documents (in English) named “FLAUC Fellow Program + applicant’s name” to;

1. Application form (see attachment or download from the following page)

FLAUC Fellow Program Application Form.docx;

2. Curriculum Vitae (including academic and professional experiences, previous research list, etc.);

3. High resolution picture of the applicant (JPEG or PNG);

4. Research proposal (minimum 2 pages in English);

5. Curriculum Vitae of the joint research collaborator at Fudan University;

6. In the case of having a PhD student, please offer the application form, CV and high resolution picture of the PhD student as well.


1. The research fields are required to focus on “driving force for a nation’s development”, including but not limited to national development status and confusion, digital transformation, science and technology innovation, urban studies, youth studies, carbon peaking and carbon neutrality;

2. The visiting scholar (including the applicant and the PhD student) is required to submit a working paper during the visiting period. Upon the publication of the paper, the visiting scholar should indicate the support of the “Fudan Development Institute Seed Fund · FLAUC Fellow Program” in the paper;

3. The visiting scholar is required to make at the FDDI at least one seminar on the research topic during the visiting period, and actively participate in other seminars organized by the FDDI;

4. The visiting scholar is required to work at the FDDI office for at least 2 days per week, and meet with other scholars, staff or students who have made an appointment with them;

5. The visiting scholar is required to contribute to FDDI publications, either by submitting their own works or recommending articles from others;

6. The visiting scholar is required to inform FDDI in advance when attending activities organized by other institutions during the visiting period, and add “Visiting Scholar, Fudan Development Institute, Fudan University” as title;

*All the reports/ articles/ essays that the visiting scholar submits to FDDI may be selected and recommended to FDDI publishing partners. Please ensure that the submissions or recommendations do not cause any copyright conflicts.


1. FDDI will provide the visiting scholar with a reasonable stipend for international transportation and living expenses during the visiting period, as well as a reasonable remuneration for their Fudan collaborator;

2. The visiting scholar enjoys full access to libraries and electronic resources at Fudan University during the visiting period;

3. The FDDI provides each visiting scholar with free office space which is accessible from Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 17:00 (except for University holidays);

4. Visiting scholars are welcome to attend lectures and all public scholarly events at Fudan University;

5. The FDDI will provide platforms and opportunities for publication in academic journals and the media in China;

6. Visiting scholars would have free field trip opportunities arranged by FDDI.

Contact us

[1]Fudan-Latin America University Consortium: