The USCPF is pleased to announce its decision to offer grants for Ph.D. candidates who are focusing on China-related research. Our first approved grantee is Mary Waelchli, a Ph.D. candidate studying Chinese History from Ohio State University. Ms. Waelchli is spending four months in Nanjing and Shanghai to complete her Ph.D. dissertation about Chinese women educators trained in the United States during the 1920s. We look forward to reading a summary report on her research findings after she returns to the U.S. in February. Congratulations, Mary. In year 2001 the USCPF hopes to present up to $5,000 to four approved Ph.D. candidates who plan to do research on important issues in China and U.S.–China relations.