MCI scholars in residence programme - 曼彻斯特中国研究院驻院访问学者项目

Applications are open for researchers working in China studies - 曼彻斯特中国研究院诚挚欢迎从事中国相关研究的学者(包括博士研究生、讲师、副教授及教授等)申请我院的“驻院访问学者项目”。 驻院访问学者项目将优先选拔带有一定的研究计划、并且能够促进曼彻斯特大学中国相关研究以及符合我院研究愿景的学者,择优录取加入我们的团队。

Lee Kai Hung Building
The Manchester China Institute is housed in the historic Lee Kai Hung Building.

MCI welcomes applications to its scholars in residence programme from researchers at all career stages working in China studies. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects contribute to the development of China studies at UoM and to MCI’s mission, and are evaluated solely on the basis of academic merit and fit.

MCI boasts a collegial and intellectually stimulating atmosphere for the study of China in the Lee Kai Hung Building, a historically listed 19th-century terraced townhouse at the heart of the University of Manchester campus. Specifically, it provides desk space, a UoM staff card, library access, and printing facilities. If needed, MCI, through the School of Social Sciences, will also provide a letter of acceptance to the Scholars in Residence Programme to assist with UK VISA arrangements. For all other visa enquires, applicants need to contact the UK Border Agency.


During their stay, Scholars in Residence are expected to participate in the research life of MCI: attending MCI research seminars, presenting their work, and working collaboratively with MCI-based researchers on academic outputs.

Fees and fee waivers

Scholars may visit for one semester, one year, or a few weeks in residence and are expected to be self-funded. The University fees are £2,500/full year, £1,000 Autumn & Spring semester only (12 weeks), or £100/week. MCI may be able to subsidise part or all of these fees for exceptional early career researchers, depending on project fit and funding. See ECR Scholars in Residence Desk Fee Waiver Applications.

How to apply

If you wish to apply to be a scholar in residence at MCI you must clearly identify and highlight how your research profile fits with the research work carried out at MCI.

Please fill out the form and send it together with the following documents:

  • a one page CV
  • two references
  • scanned copy of your Passport / National ID

Send to with the subject ‘MCI scholars in residence programme’

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until space is filled.