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Susan MartinProvost Susan D. Martin traveled to China last weekend to receive the 2015 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award at the opening ceremony of the tenth Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai.

UT’s Confucius Institute opened in 2012 and held its inauguration festivities in 2013.

In nominating Martin for the honor, UT Confucius Institute officials described federal visa recalls that could have derailed UT’s plans to establish its Confucius Institute.

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Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee is now offering mini-grants to help fund your research or study proposal preparation.  By applying for these, you have the opportunity to receive a grant to help with all the prep work necessary to apply for the fellowships and research opportunities listed below.  With the main goals of developing a greater understanding of modern-day Chinese culture and fostering strong relationships between people in the U.S. and China, receiving a fellowship gives you the opportunity to proudly represent your university and the Confucius Institute while furthering your research and/or education.  The Confucius China Studies Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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