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Funding for Individual Research (with Residential Requirements)

The Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) – Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Amount:

  • 40,000 to 60,000 USD and travel subsidy

Deadline: May 31, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
work in areas related to Chinese studies; research should be undertaken in Taiwan

Eligibility:

  • Open to foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. 

Details:

  • Research tenure is 3 months to 1 year.
  • The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies.
  • CCS provides assistance with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc.
  • Travel subsidies and research subsidies available.

Link:

http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/regulation.aspx

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Research Grants

Amount:

  • Living costs (23,400 USD/first year, 21,600 USD/second year)
  • Travel expenses (approximately 1,500 USD)
  • Research assistant costs
  • Might include summer salary for the researcher

Deadline: August 1 to October 15, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • The applicants must be scholars at academic institutions.
  • There is no requirement on the citizenship of the applicant.
  • An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant.

Details:

  • The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan.
  • Award is tenable for a maximum of 2 years.

Link:

http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/research

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Amount:

  • Monthly grant of 60,000 TWD (2,570 CAD, amounts to 30,480 CAD/year) for professors, 50,000 TWD (2,150 CAD, amounts to 25,800 CAD/year) for associate professors, and 40,000 TWD (1,710 CAD, amounts to 20,520 CAD/year) for assistant professors or doctoral candidates
  • Round-trip airfares

Deadline: May 31, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research related the field of Chinese studies and Taiwan studies.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (Post-Doctor), doctoral candidates, or research fellows from academic institutions abroad, and their research in Taiwan should be related the field of Chinese studies and Taiwan studies.

Details:

  • The award sponsors foreign scholars from universities overseas to come to Taiwan to conduct research on Chinese or Taiwan studies.
  • The terms of fellowship are three to 12 months.

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=25

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Fellowship

Amount:

  • A monthly grant of either 60,000 TWD (2,570 CAD, amounts to 30,480 CAD/year) or 50,000 TWD (2,150 CAD, amounts to 25,800 CAD/year), depending on the rank of applicants
  • Round-trip airfares
  • Insurance

Deadline: May 1 to June 30, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
researcher specialized in social sciences or humanities related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia Pacific, or other aspects of Chinese studies

Eligibility:

  • Applicants shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, or same-level research fellows from academic institutions abroad who specialize in social sciences or humanities related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia Pacific, or other aspects of Chinese studies.
  • Applicants recommended by ROC (Taiwan) overseas missions with a field of study on Taiwan’s foreign relations or cross-strait relations.

Details:

  • This fellowship awards foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. 
  • The terms of fellowship are three to 12 months.
  • The monthly grants are 60,000 TWD (2,570 CAD, amounts to 30,480 CAD/year) for professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows, and 50,000 TWD (2,150 CAD, amounts to 25,800 CAD/year) for assistant professors, assistant research fellows, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, and other candidates recommended by ROC (Taiwan) missions.

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=16

Needham Research Institute – The Jing Brand Scholarships in Chinese Science and Civilisation

Amount:

  • 1,500 GBP (2,500 CAD) per month (30,000 CAD/year)

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research should contribute new insights into the interactions between science, technology, medicine and commerce in Chinese history

Eligibility:

  • Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality who hold a PhD degree in a relevant field, and who may visit for periods of either 6 or 12 months from May onwards of each year for which the scholarship is offered.
  • Applicants will be expected to outline ways in which their research could contribute new insights into the interactions between science, technology, medicine and commerce in Chinese history, and how these relationships are of significance for understanding China’s current and future developments.
  • Preference will be given to candidates under the age of 45 who have a good level of spoken English, and who will use part of their time in Cambridge on work intended for publication in a refereed academic journal.

Details:

  • The Jing Brand Scholarships in Chinese Science and Civilisation are designed to support research on the history of science and culture in China, in particular the relationship between science, technology, medicine and commerce, and the significance of such research for understanding China’s current and future developments.
  • The scholarship will be used to support 2-4 scholars working at the Needham Research Institute (NRI) for 6 or 12 months.

Link:

http://www.nri.cam.ac.uk/Jing_Brand_scholarship.html

 

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Short Term Research Award

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 25,000 TWD (1,070 CAD, amounts to 12,840 CAD/year) for Ph.D. Candidates, 40,000 TWD (1,710 CAD, amounts to 20,520 CAD/year) for post doctoral Fellows
  • Round-trip airfares

Deadline: September 30, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese citizens
General:
Research topics should be related to Taiwan's humanities, social sciences, culture, arts and relevant comparative research

Eligibility:

  • Research topics should be related to Taiwan's humanities, social sciences, culture, arts and relevant comparative research.
  • Must be a doctoral candidate from an overseas university or a postdoctoral research fellow.
  • Must be neither a Taiwanese national, nor an overseas Taiwanese compatriot.
  • Must not already be residing, studying (including internships), teaching or doing research in Taiwan.

Details:

  • This award encourages individuals from foreign countries (excluding mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake short-term research in Taiwan, in the hopes of enhancing their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society.
  • The terms of fellowship are two to six months.

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=19

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 25,000 NYD (1,070 CAD, amounts to 12,840 CAD/year)

Deadline: February 1 to March 31, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese citizens
General:
must be neither currently enrolled in a Mandarin training center

Eligibility:

  • Must be of age 18 or older.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or higher; have performed well at his/her most recent academic institution and be of good moral character.
  • Must be neither a Taiwanese national, nor an overseas Taiwanese compatriot.
  • Must be neither currently enrolled in a Mandarin training center nor in a full-time degree program at any university or college in Taiwan.

Details:

  • The goal of this scholarship is to encourage foreign students to study Mandarin in Taiwan and to deepen their understanding of Taiwan's cultural and social developments.
  • The duration may be either two months (summer courses), three months, six months, nine months, or 12 months.

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=17

Chinese Government Scholarship – Senior Scholar

Amount:

  • Full Scholarship:
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic learning materials
  • Accommodation and living allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time settlement subsidy
  • One-time inter-city travel allowance
  • Partial Scholarship:
  • Tuition only

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadian citizens who reside in British Columbia
General:
must be under the age of 50

Eligibility:

  • Must be Canadian citizens, in good health, whose residence is in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Must have a Masters or higher degree or hold academic titles or associate professor or higher
  • Must be under the age of 50.

Details:

  • The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university as a general scholar.
  • The duration of the program is 1 years.
  • Full and partial-scholarships are available annually.

Link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf

Chinese Government Scholarship – General Scholar

Amount:

  • Full Scholarship:
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic learning materials
  • Accommodation and living allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time settlement subsidy
  • One-time inter-city travel allowance
  • Partial Scholarship:
  • Tuition only          

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadian citizens who reside in British Columbia
General:
must be under the age of 50

Eligibility:

  • Must be Canadian citizens, in good health, whose residence is in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Must have a Masters or higher degree or hold academic titles or associate professor or higher
  • Must be under the age of 50.

Details:

  • The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university as a general scholar.
  • The duration of the program is 1 years.
  • Full and partial-scholarships are available annually.

Link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf

Global Affairs Canada & the Chinese Ministry of Education – Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

Amount:

  • Award covers tuition, monthly stipend, housing, insurance, etc. Current stipends are 3,500 CNY (666 CAD) per month (7,992 CAD/Year) for senior scholars and doctoral students, 3,000 CNY (570 CAD) per month (6,840 CAD/Year) for MA students and generals scholars.

Deadline: March 6, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadian citizens
General:
Canadian students, faculty members, and mid-career professionals; must be under the age of 50

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants include Canadian students at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada, Canadian faculty members or research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada, and Canadian mid-career professionals who have a Master’s or PhD degree and have managerial, policy development or decision-making responsibilities.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada who under 50 years of age.
  • Applicants must have achieved the required level of written and spoken Chinese by the host institution in China, if applicable.

Details:

  • Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.
  • Scholarships are not to be used towards a degree in China.
  • Award is tenable for no less than 8 weeks and no more than 12 months for mid-career professionals and faculty members.

Link:

http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/ccsep-peucc.aspx?lang=eng

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – AAS China and Inner Asia Council of the AAAS (CIAC) – Small Grants

Amount:

  • Up to 2,000 USD

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Applicants must be current AAS members.

Eligibility:

  • Dissertation-level graduate students, junior and independent scholars (including language pedagogues and librarians), and adjunct faculty are especially encouraged to apply, but scholars of all levels are eligible.
  • Applicants must be current AAS members.
  • No citizenship requirements.
  • Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

Details:

  • Grant is for scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia.
  • Applications for projects in the following are specifically encouraged: (1) short research trips for dissertation-level graduate students, and for scholars at non-research institutions, to travel to major libraries and collections or other research sites; (2) short research trips for translators of scholarly books and articles to travel to major libraries and collections or other research sites directly related to the translation project; (3) organization of conferences and seminars; (4) specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating important information to their respective fields.

Link:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/CIAC-Small-Grants

Funding for Individual Research (without Residential Requirements)

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) – the Frederic E. Wakeman Jr./ACLS Fellowship in Chinese History

Amount:

  • Up to 70,000 USD for full Professor and scholars of equivalent accomplishment
  • Up to 50,000 USD for Associate Professor and equivalent
  • Up to 40,000 USD for Assistant Professor and equivalent

Deadline: September 27, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: US citizen or permanent resident
General:
the goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant

Eligibility:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a PhD that was conferred at least two years before the application deadline
  • Must have had a lapse of at least two years between the last "supported research leave" and September 1, 2018.

Details:

  • The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources.
  • ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
  • The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research.
  • Awardees will be invited to present their research in China at the History Institute of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, with travel expenses covered.

Link:

http://www.acls.org/news/08-21-2017-1/

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) – the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought

Amount:

  • Up to 70,000 USD for Full Professor and scholars of equivalent accomplishment
  • Up to 50,000 USD for Associate Professor and equivalent
  • Up to 40,000 USD for Assistant Professor and equivalent

Deadline: September 27, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: US citizen or permanent resident
General:
research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems

Eligibility:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a PhD that was conferred at least two years before the application deadline
  • Must have had a lapse of at least two years between the last "supported research leave" and September 1, 2018.

Details:

  • The award supports research projects on Chinese philosophical traditions and ethical systems that exhibit high quality in sinology and in critical analysis, as well as relevance to human problems.
  • The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources.
  • ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
  • The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research.

Link:

https://www.acls.org/news/1-25-12/

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Scholar Grants

Amount:

20,000 – 35,000 USD

Deadline: August 1 to October 15, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • The foundation’s grants support research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  • No nationality requirement.

Details:

  • Award duration is 1 year.
  • Grant is intended to help replace half of a professor’s salary while they’re on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing.

Link:

http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/scholar

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Publication Subsidies

Amount:

§   5,000 – 10,000 USD

 

Deadline:

January 15 or September 15, annually

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences

 

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Eligibility:

§   The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.

§   Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series.

 

Details:

§   Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars.

§   Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included.

§   For periodicals and journals, the Foundation will support one year's worth of publication. The application for the publication of conference proceedings requires a completed, edited draft.

 

Link:

http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/publication

Funding for Collaborative Research

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Research Grants

Amount:

§   Living costs (23,400 USD/first year, 21,600 USD/second year)

§   Travel expenses (approximately 1,500 USD)

§   Research assistant costs

§   Might include summer salary for the researcher

 

Deadline:

August 1 to October 15, annually

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences

 

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Eligibility:

§   The applicants must be scholars at academic institutions.

§   There is no requirement on the citizenship of the applicant.

§   An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant.

 

Details:

§   The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply.

§   Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan.

§   Award is tenable for a maximum of 2 years.

 

Link:

http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/research

Funding for Workshops/Conferences

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Conference/Seminar/ Workshop Grants

Amount:

§   Up to 25,000 USD

 

Deadline:

January 15 or September 15, annually

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences

 

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Eligibility:

§   The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.

§   Applicants may NOT apply for the CCK Conference/Seminar/ Workshop Grant and ACLS' Comparative Perspectives on Chinese and Society Grant at the same time.

 

Details:

§   The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation's goals and objectives.

§   Applicants should submit the names of all participants, as well as titles and abstracts of papers to be presented. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process.

 

Link:

http://www.cckf.org.tw/en/programs/american/conference-seminar

American Council of Learned Societies & Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Grants

Amount:

§   Up to 25,000 USD for conferences; 10,000 – 15,000 USD for workshops and seminars; up to 6,000 USD for planning meetings

 

Deadline:

November 8, 2017 

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: Proposed activities must include at least one scholar from Taiwan.

 

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Eligibility:

§   The principal organizer must be affiliated with a university or research institution and must hold a PhD.

§   There are no restrictions as to the citizenship of participants or the location of the project.

§   Proposed activities must include at least one scholar from Taiwan.

 

Details:

§   ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective.

§   Funding for formal conferences for presentation of significant new research to be published in a conference volume.

§   Workshops should typically last three or four days for discussion and analysis of new approaches and/or new sources in a seminar-like setting.

§   Planning meetings should typically last one day.

 

Link:

http://www.acls.org/programs/chinese-culture/

American Council of Learned Societies – Henry Luce Foundation – Program in China Studies – Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants

Amount:

§   Up to 15,000 USD

 

Deadline:

November 8, 2017 

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: The coordinator of the workshop must hold a PhD from a university in the United States or Canada; OR be a US or Canadian citizen/ permanent resident with a PhD from any university.

 

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Eligibility:

§   The coordinator of the workshop must hold a PhD from a university in the United States or Canada. OR be a US or Canadian citizen/ permanent resident with a PhD from any university.

§   Workshops must be held at a location in the United States or Canada. 

§   No formal eligibility requirements for other participants. Including graduate students, and scholars from Chinese institutions, is encouraged.

§   The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible.

 

Details:

§   These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations.

§   Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome.

§   Formats of workshops may vary, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. Sufficient time should be provided for sustained collaborative reading.

§   Awards for collaborative reading workshops may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Funds may not be used for salary replacement, honoraria, or institutional indirect costs.

§   Workshops must be held between June 1, 2018 and September 2019.

 

Link:

https://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#collab

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – AAS China and Inner Asia Council of the AAAS (CIAC) – Small Grants

Amount:

§   Up to 2,000 USD

 

Deadline:

February 1, 2018

 

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

General: must be current AAS members

 

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Eligibility:

§   Dissertation-level graduate students, junior and independent scholars (including language pedagogues and librarians), and adjunct faculty are especially encouraged to apply, but scholars of all levels are eligible.

§   Applicants must be current AAS members; No citizenship requirements.

§   Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

 

Details:

§   Grant is for scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia.

§   Applications for projects in the following are specifically encouraged: (1) short research trips for dissertation-level graduate students, and for scholars at non-research institutions, to travel to major libraries and collections or other research sites; (2) short research trips for translators of scholarly books and articles to travel to major libraries and collections or other research sites directly related to the translation project; (3) organization of conferences and seminars; (4) specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating important information to their respective fields.

 

Link:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/CIAC-Small-Grants