to honour the memory of Dr Lu Gwei-djen

A visiting Fellowship tenable at the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, England, is offered by the Li Foundation of New York.  The fellowship will run for the academic year from October 2005 to June 2006, and the successful applicant should be free to arrive in Cambridge at the beginning of October.  The objective of this fellowship is to enable a Chinese scholar from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore to conduct research in a subject relevant to the concerns of the Institute, i.e. the history of science, technology or medicine in China.  The fellowship funding takes the form of a grant of £11,083 (GB Pounds) from which the candidate must meet all costs of travel, accommodation, and other expenses.  Candidates are invited to send the following items to the address given below:

1. Curriculum Vitae with a full list of any publications.

2. A research proposal of approximately 1,000 words in length.  This proposal should give a clear indication of the source material which the candidate proposes to use in his or her research together with an indication of the methodology to be followed. Candidates are asked to explain why a visit to the UK in general and the NRI in particular would be valuable for their research. While in Cambridge, the successful candidate will be expected to attend the seminars of at least one University department as well as the Institute; candidates should indicate which department is of interest to them.

3. A copy of a certificate of the level of achievement in spoken and written English.

4. The names of two academic referees.

Please note that ALL documentation must be submitted in English.  Strong preference will be given to candidates under the age of 40 who have not previously spent significant periods working outside China, who have a good level of spoken English, and who will use part of their time in Cambridge on work intended for publication in a refereed Western-language academic journal.

The closing date for 2005/2006 applications will be 30th May 2005.


Information about the Needham Research Institute is available from our website at


Address for applications:

The Administrator,
Needham Research Institute,
8 Sylvester Road,
Cambridge CB3 9AF,