Funds for these fellowships have been provided by the Noble Group of Hong Kong. The purpose is to provide Chinese students and scholars in the humanities an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of current research in Near Eastern Studies in Israel, to provide them with scholarly resources not available to them in their home institutions, and to offer them opportunities to interact with both local and foreign scholars through the Albright’s fellowship program. These fellowships are open to Chinese doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates in any area within the interests of the Albright. Candidates can either be studying or in residence in China or doing research at institutions in other countries. The award of each of the three fellowships for a period of nine months (September, 2011 – May, 2012) is $25,000, which covers a stipend including all accommodations and subsistence, travel and shipping costs. $75,000 for three awards of $25,000 each for 9 months. The stipend is $16,180; remainder ($8,820) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to Chinese citizens who are doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates and are either studying or in residence in China or doing research at institutions in other countries.