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How to Apply

China Values and Virtues

Application Materials

Applicants should email (note: ".rar" attachments will not be accepted by the college) the following materials, in English, to Nellie Kooistra

step one cover letter
One-page Cover Letter


step 2 cv
A complete Curriculum Vitae


step 3 letters of recommendation
Two Letters of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation should come from your department chair indicating his or her permission for you to spend the year at a US university should you receive the fellowship.


step 4 statement
Three-page Statement

The statement should be no more than three pages describing the project on which you would like to work. This project should involve issues in moral philosophy very broadly construed (values, foundations of values, ethics, Chinese moral philosophy, virtues and vices, free will, etc.). Extraordinary proposals in science and religion will also be considered. Also, please send a recent photograph of yourself.


step 5
One paper in English. This can be published or unpublished.


Application Deadline

January 15, 2012

Successful applicants will be notified by the following February 15.

Program Director

Kelly James Clark
Department of Philosophy
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 USA

The final decision will be made by a committee with representatives from Calvin, Notre Dame and Baylor.

The Visiting Professor Programs are generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation



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Application Deadline

Program Completed

Email materials in English to:

Nellie Kooistra
China Project Assistant