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  • Locations: Hangzhou, China; Nanjing, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms:  
  • Restrictions: Grinnell applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Study: English Min. GPA: 2.75
Program Description:
Lan-Chang Fellowship
The purpose and spirit of the Lan-Chang Fellowships, in memory of Chien-Wei Lan and Sing-Chen Chang, is to promote cultural understanding of mainland China through students undertaking projects in China and the sharing of these project experiences upon their return to the Grinnell College campus. It awards initiative, originality, and creative exploration. The Lan-Chang Fellowship endowed fund was established in 1996 by Chien-Wei Lan and Sing-Chen Chang (grandparents of John Keshar Wenderoth ’96) with outright gifts totaling $24,933 and with the remainder value of charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts totaling $217,172. The purpose of this endowment gift is to fund the Lan-Chang Fellowships.

The Lan-Chang Fellowships, each in the amount of $3,500, shall be awarded to a maximum of two Grinnell College students every year to support the expenses of traveling to and from and living in China for six to eight weeks during the summer, while each student completes a Mentored Advanced Projects (MAP) or other Independent Research project focused on China. Students must have completed their second year with one remaining semester to be completed on the Grinnell College campus before graduation. Students of any major are eligible, and knowledge of Chinese language, history, or culture is not required; those without experience of or in China are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration.
  • The Lan-Chang Fellowship shall fund a MAP or IR (Individual Research) project that has a strong experiential component, requiring student interaction with a variety of Chinese individuals and sites. (In years in which no appropriate MAP or Independent Project is proposed, the Fellowships may be used to support an unpaid internship or volunteer service project in China, provided the internship or project adheres to all other requirements and eligibility criteria listed herein). 
  • The Fellowship shall not be used for archival research or classroom study. 
  • The Fellowship shall not to be used to support faculty expenses; however, the faculty directors of the student projects are encouraged to travel to China with their students to engage in on-site mentorship. 
  • Students receiving the Fellowship must present their experiences to the rest of the Grinnell College community upon return to campus in the Fall. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.