Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence


Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG)
University of California-Berkeley
Scholars In Residence Program

Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Applications due by March 15, 2021.

The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG) is the University of California-Berkeley’s feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. BBRG is the main research program within the Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Among the BBRG’s activities and programs is its Scholars-in-Residence Program which hosts approximately fifteen scholars, who are competitively selected annually from a national and international pool, for a period of one academic year. Thanks to the generous support of the Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Fund, the BBRG is able to offer a funded research residency position for a scholar from Mainland China for the 2020-2021 academic year. The BBRG-CHS scholar is expected to be in residence from September 1, 2021 to May 13, 2022. The funding will include: costs of roundtrip travel from China to University of California-Berkeley; visa fees; monthly salary; a research stipendium (which may be used, for example, for travel to conferences in the U.S., books, supplies, etc).  


The funded BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence position is open to faculty from academic institutions located in Mainland China whose work is centrally on gender and women. 

The scholar selected for this position will be fully a part of the BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program and thus will have access to all privileges accorded to all BBRG Scholars-in-Residence. These include: University of California-Berkeley library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar in Residence’s research; shared office space with other BBRG Scholars in Residence and BBRG Affiliated Scholars; shared computer and internet access; and a reading/writing group.

BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence is expected to be here in person throughout the period of the residency. They are expected to attend the BBRG Scholars in Residence reading/writing group meetings.



The materials can be sent by email attachment to the following address: bbrg [at]

Or they may be sent by hard copy to:
BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholars in Residence Applications
Attention: Director, Beatrice Bain Research Group
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
608 Social Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1070

1. Application Form (see below)

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Description of Research or Creative Project (proposed for the BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen appointment period). The maximum length should be 1,500 words, including an initial abstract of 200 words or less.
4. Supporting materials. Scholars in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences should submit photocopies of a written work (such as an article, book chapter, or draft thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Artists should submit photos of artwork; film-makers, copies of films; musicians, a CD copy of their creative work; and creative writers, a text (fiction, non-fiction, play or part thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Journalists should submit articles not to exceed 30 pages.

5. The names, academic positions, and contact information (postal address, email address and telephone) of two faculty members in China in your field who could serve as recommenders for you. (Please note that it is not necessary to ask recommenders for a letter of recommendation when applying. The BBRG may subsequently request these).


The funded BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence position is open to faculty from academic institutions located in mainland China whose work is centrally on gender and women.
Name (First, Last):
Email Address:
Preferred Postal Address:
Phone Number:
Current Country of Residence:
Country of Permanent Residence:

Research Project Title:
Academic Discipline(s):
Current Position:
Name and Address of Your Academic Institution:
Please List Professional Degrees, Dates Obtained, Institutions, Disciplines, Beginning with the Most Recent:  


1. In China, have you previously done research and/or taught classes on gender and women? If so, please explain.

2. What do you expect your research or creative project can contribute to research and teaching on gender and women in China?

3. How would your research, creative project and future teaching benefit from your stay as a BBRG-Chau Hoi Shuen Scholar in Residence?
4. How will you share your experience at BBRG with other faculty specialized in research and teaching on gender and women, or with those interested in pursuing such scholarship, in China?

5. Are there any specific individual faculty, departments, and/or other research centers at University of California-Berkeley, or in the bay area, that you would like to interact with while in residency at the BBRG? (Please note that information about academic and creative resources at University of California-Berkeley can be found on the University’s website).

(Please note that in addition to the above funded BBRG – Chau Hoi Shuen position the BBRG is also accepting applications from scholars from mainland China for unfunded positions, under the auspices of both the BBRG Scholars in Residence Program and the BBRG Affiliated Scholars Program.