IASACT call for the application

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This is a call for the application for a residential program at the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT201to be held from June 11 toJuly 8, 2017.

Sponsored by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, IASACT 2017will be wholly organized by the Divinity School of Chung Chi College in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (DSCCC) for the third year. DSCCC is the only theological education institution within a Chinese public university and aims at enhancing collaboration with other seminaries in other parts of the world. It is a scholar hub for theology, cultural and religious studies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas academic communities.

IASACT is a four-week residential program that provides space and time for scholars to deepen their understanding of theologies and traditions.  Participants undertake research and writing in the broad area of Asian cultures and theologies and complete a working paper while in residence. Excursions will be arranged to indulge participants with the local cultures.

In providing this opportunity, IASACT aims to:

Strengthen theological education in worldwide Christian universities and colleges;

Encourage cross-disciplinary as well as inter-religious discussions; and

Enable scholars from different countries or of different nationalities to work together toward an intra-Asian theological understanding.

14-16 scholars from Asian institutions and up to 3 scholars from non-Asian institutions will be selected. Accommodation will be provided while meal allowances and a stipend of US$800 will also be offered to cover the basic costs related to research and writing as well as meals in weekends. Airfare will be offered in a scholarship basis. Scholars are encouraged to cover the costs of their air tickets and related travel expenses. A limited number of transportation subsidies are available upon request.

Deadline of application will be on 20 January, 2017. Please go to HERE for online application.

For information on IASACT 2017, please find the general information in the attached pamphlet. Please browse the event website (http://www.theology.cuhk.edu.hk/en/academics/iasact) for more details.

Should you have any queries, please contact Ms. Fung (Phone: +852 3943-9941; email: calyfung@cuhk.edu.hk). We would be grateful if you can help disseminate the programme information with whoever may be interested.

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More information: iasact pamphlet