Applications for Carleton-funded fellowships are due March 28, 2023!

Michael Wenderoth and past Chang-Lan Fellowship recipients reflect on the significance of their experiences and long-term engagement with China.

June 4, 2020: Check out Michael’s story in China Currents.


The Chang-Lan Fellowship is intended to promote cultural understanding between the United States and China. Projects appropriate for the fund should focus on China-related topics within any discipline or career area and take place—in order of preference—in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or other countries in Asia.

Chang-Lan Fellowships will not support formal study at an academic institution, but rather should focus on experiential learning projects students undertake independently or within the context of an organization (for-profit, non-profit, or governmental).  Chang-Lan funds will not be combined with other funds to support a particular student project, but should be stand-alone support for that project.  

Chang-Lan Fellows are required to share their experiences and learning with the Carleton community when they return to campus, and will include reflections and information about the experience as a Fellow and how it influenced their career-related goals. Students who have not lived or traveled in Asia previously will be given preference.  


Multiple proposals may be funded each year.Eligibility
, Sophomore, and Junior students may also apply. 


  • Students in any major are eligible.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Here are examples of successful Chang-Lan fellowships applications.

See the Application and Recommendations Process page for more information!


Please contact Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, Laird 131, x4300.