Fellowships and Scholarships at PKU ASC


2016 Hu Zhuanglin Distinguished Translator Fellowship

In honour of Professor Hu Zhuanglin and his extraordinary contribution to Australian studies since the late 1970s, the Australian Studies Centre at Peking University (PKUASC) established a Distinguished Translator Fellowship in his name in 2015, with the view of promoting Chinese translation in the field of Australian Studies. As a collaborative program between PKUASC and the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC), the Hu Zhuanglin Distinguished Translator Fellowship will be selected and awarded annually by an academic committee, whose inaugural Director is Professor David Walker, BHP Billiton Chair Professor of Australian Studies at Peking University.

The application for the 2016 Hu Zhuanglin Distinguished Translator Fellowship is now open. The closing date for the application is March 31, 2016. Preference will be given to an established translator who can demonstrate a proven track record in translating Australian writings in humanities, social sciences or literature since 2000. Applicants should also specify any agreements they may have signed to publish the work they have proposed to translate or their plans to have the translation published.

One 2016 Fellowship will be awarded to one well-established translator, who is expected to be a Fellow at the PKUASC for three months between September 1 and December 31. During the term of the Fellowship, the translator will be based at the PKUASC, conducting his/her own translation work and contributing as appropriate to the PKUASC. This may involve a public lecture or guest lectures to students studying translation.

The fellowship includes a living stipend of AUD$ 6,000 plus a round trip airfare. Applications written in English outlining the translation proposal, expected completion date and publishing plans along with a standard resume including the names and contact information of two referees should be sent to the email account of the Australian Studies Centre at Peking University (pkuasc@pku.edu.cn) by March 31, 2016. The 2016 fellowship will be announced by May 1, 2016.