Applications are closed for the 2023 cohort.
Are you a young writer trying to develop a career writing about China? The AMS Next-Generation Journalists Program is a unique opportunity to hone your writing craft and build a track record of publication while under the guidance of an expert in the field.
Through tailored mentorships with renowned journalists, this AMS initiative supports four young professionals committed to a career writing about China. Each writer commits to writing four pieces over the course of a year. They receive feedback from AMS mentors with the goal of publishing these pieces in respected publications or websites.
Note: this program has evolved since its inception and is now focused on mentorship for journalists. In past years, we have called it the Next-Generation Scholars program and accepted applicants from a broader range of China-focused professional areas. The program alumni below feature both scholars and journalists.
Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents 32 years of age or younger and have:
- demonstrated commitment to developing a China-focused writing career
- studied and/or worked abroad in Greater China
- professional proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
- excellent writing skills
- a high degree of personal integrity
- a strong desire to improve his/her writing for publication
Interested applicants should prepare a résumé, a cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for this fellowship, a relevant prior writing sample, and the names and emails of two references. In addition, please include a topic summary and work plan for the first article you propose writing in this program. Submit all materials to email@example.com. All applicants should register as members of AMS (sign up at mandarinsociety.org).
Application deadline for the 2024 cohort will be announced fall 2023.