The second try was the right one. Well done, Min!
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is an agency of the Chinese government (Ministry of Education) that finances study or research abroad for Chinese individuals, and studies in China for foreigners. The CSC provides funding to Chinese researchers for PhD studies, research residencies as part of a PhD in China, and postdoctorate research residencies in accordance with thematic priorities defined by government authorities.
To be receivable to the scholarship, the applicant, in close collaboration with the prospective supervisor, needs to draft a research proposal equivalent to an FRESH/FNRS one.
Min’s project plans to deal with crowdsourcing. As an innovative model, it helps companies access a global pool of expertise, knowledge, and creativity at substantially lower costs (Karachiwalla and Pinkow, 2021). Although the application of crowdsourcing could offer many advantages, most companies still struggle with the management of engaging crowdsourcing projects. Given that crowdsourcing management requires the effective management of various stakeholders (Armenia, 2019), she proposes the following three projects to study crowdsourcing management in a multi-stakeholder environment. Firstly, she will analyse how mindsets affect the way project holders manage a crowdsourcing project. Secondly, she will discuss how varying crowdsourcing management strategies differently shapes participants’ experience, and their perceived brand ethicality. Finally, she will identify all involved stakeholders in the crowdsourcing management process and investigate how to manage stakeholder involvement to achieve engaging long-term crowdsourcing management.