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Call for Application:Visiting Fellowship at Center for Public Participation Studies and Supports

Established in 2004, the Center for Public Participation Studies and Supports at Peking University Law School (the CPPSS, website: is one of the leading Chinese research institutions focusing on government transparency, public participation and political-legal reforms in China. For more than a decade, the CPPSS has cooperated closely with various renowned international partners including the Paul Tsai China Center of Yale University in carrying out cutting-edge research and impactful community outreach, spanning from developing the pioneering index system to evaluate open government information performance in different sectors and at multiple levels of administrative hierarchy to helping design local initiatives to engage the public in government meetings and major decision-making processes. A recent fruit of our international research corroboration can be found in China's Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State just published by Cambridge University Press.


In order to further expand our global reach, we are now opening the CPPSS-Yale Visiting Fellows Program with 2-3 fellowships open for application. The first round of fellowship will last between September and December of 2017 and successful applicants are cordially invited to come to us at Peking University for a three-months research trip, with stipend and working facilities provided by the CPPSS. Applicants must have research and/or practical experiences in government transparency and/or public participation, preferably though not necessarily with a master or doctoral degree in law, political science, sociology and other social science disciplines.


The next deadline for submissions is June 20of 2017 and please send the following materials to pc (at)

1.         Personal CV

2.         A list of publication or work experiences related to government transparency and public participation

3.         A research plan explaining the question, design and feasibility of your research during the fellowship period


We will be in touch with applicants who pass the first round for online interviews by the end of mid-July. Please feel free to get in contact if you have any queries!



May 19, 2017