Research area

China/Taiwan

Research type

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

Amount:

  • unspecified.
  • entitled to travel and research subsidies.
  • One direct round-trip economy class air ticket from the domicile of the grantee to Taipei will be provided by CCS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon the grantee’s arrival in Taiwan on the basis of the ticket stub and receipt.
  • Research subsidies: To be paid at the beginning of each month and divided into four levels: professor, associate professor, assistant professor (including post-doctoral researcher), and doctoral candidate.

Application details:

Deadline: May 31, annual.

Duration: one month to one year

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 (including post-doctoral researchers), and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. 
  • Applications should include the following documents: 
  1.  Application form
  2.  Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
  3. Research plan
  4.  Letter(s) of recommendation

Details:

  • 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.

Link:

http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/CCS2/ENGLISH/regulation.aspx

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

Amount:

  • The budget for research grants does not include salary for the researcher except for summer salary calculated at 1/9 of the scholar's annual salary.
  • An average research grant might also include costs for research assistants, living costs, and travel expenses. To assist you with your research budget, you may wish to use the following guidelines for living costs abroad:
  1. First month $120 a day
  2. Thereafter $60 a day
  3. Round trip costs from the East coast to East Asia are approximately $1,500.

Application details:

Deadline: August 1 to October 15, annually.

Duration: no more than two years.

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicants must be scholars at academic institutions.
  • Priority will be given to collaborative projects with institutions in Taiwan.
  • 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.
  • Application materials include:
  1. Project abstract.
  2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget).
  3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length.
  4. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project.
  5. Endorsement letter(s) from the project director and co-director(s) institution(s).

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.
  • Project on Taiwan studies are especially encouraged.
  • Research grant applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  1. The long-term impact of the proposed project.
  2. The importance of the proposed project in its field.
  3. Originality and feasibility.
  4. Collaboration with other scholars.

Link:

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

Center for Chinese Studies - Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies 

Amount:

  • Monthly grant of:
    • 60,000 NT (2,570 CAD 29TH Oct 2023 rate ) for professors.
    • 50,000 NT (2,134.49 CAD, Oct 2023 rate) for associate professors.
    • 40,000 NT (1,710 CAD, Oct 2023 rate) for assistant professors or doctoral candidates.
  • One round-trip economy class airfare.

Application details:

Deadline: May 31, annually

Duration: 3- 12 months.

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open (Not from Taiwan or China?)

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.
  • Contact detail for further information : ccsgrant@ncl.edu.tw

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/schdetailed.aspx?loc=en&itemid=25

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Fellowship 

Amount:

  • Monthly grants:
    • NT$60,000 (2,570 CAD 29TH Oct 2023 rate ) for Professors, associate professors, research fellows, or associate research fellows.
    • NT$50,000 (2,134.49 CAD, Oct 2023 rate) for Assistant professors, assistant research fellows, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, doctoral program students, and other candidates recommended by ROC (Taiwan) missions.
  • One round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan (not applicable to those already doing research in Taiwan. The subsidy will be decided by MOFA in accordance with the relevant regulations).
  • Group accident insurance is provided during the term of research in Taiwan (NT$1 million for an accidental death (4,270.69 CAD, Oct 2023 rate) and NT $50,000 for accident injury medical benefits.)

Application details:

Deadline: May 1 to June 30, annually

Duration: 3-12 months.

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 nationals who are professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, or doctoral candidates, 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.
  • Application requires the following documents, which should be submitted online and then to the ROC Embassy or nearest representative office. :
  1. On-line application form.
  2. Resume (including a publication list)
  3. Research proposal (Three pages in principle using a standard research format)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, or one letter of recommendation and one letter of consent from the chief administrator of their institute.

Details:

  • This fellowship awards foreign experts and scholars interested in research related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. 
  • A scholar’s field of study should be in the social sciences, humanities, with a topic related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia Pacific, and Sinology.
  • The research proposal and research area provided in the application cannot be changed without MOFA’s approval. If any change is needed, prior consent from MOFA should be sought.
  • The recipients should submit their research findings in writing (at least 20 pages) to CCS within three months after the end of the program. During their stay in Taiwan, the recipients should attend academic seminars and relevant activities held by MOFA and commissioned organizers.
  • During the Fellowship period, the recipients are not allowed to receive any scholarships granted by other governmental agencies or public or private academic institutions and schools based in Taiwan. In addition, recipients cannot engage in part-time work without consent from MOFA.
  • While in Taiwan, the recipients must abide by ROC law. If a recipient is convicted of violating the Criminal Code or engages in any severe misconduct during the duration of the Fellowship, the recipient’s Fellowship will be revoked.

Link:

https://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/about_02.aspx

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/schdetailed.aspx?loc=en&itemid=16

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

Amount:

  • The scholarship funding takes the form of a grant of £1,500 per month to cover essential expenses such as subsistence, plus an allowance towards return international travel.

Application details:

Deadline: March 31, annually

Duration: 6-12 months.

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.
  • Candidates are invited to send the following items to the address given below:
  1. Curriculum Vitae with a full list of any publications.
  2. A research proposal of approximately 1,500 words in length. This proposal should give a clear indication of the source material which the candidate proposes to use in his or her research together with an indication of the methodology to be followed.
  3. A copy of a certificate of the level of achievement in spoken and written English (for non-native English speakers).
  4. Letters of support from two academic referees.
  5. Signed Data Protection Statement without which we will be unable to process the application.

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 Jing Brand scholars are expected to play an active part in the academic activities of the Needham Research Institute and the University of Cambridge. On completion of their Scholarship, they will provide a detailed report on the results of their research. Any publication resulting from their visit to the Institute should clearly acknowledge the support of ‘The Jing Brand Scholarship in Chinese Science and Civilisation’
  • An additional scholarship to support 1-2 scholars has also been provided by the Qinghai Huzhu Qingkejiu Co., Ltd to support research on the history of industrial technology in China, with a focus on the Tibetan Plateau region of Western China preferred.

Link:

https://www.nri.cam.ac.uk/Jing_Brand_scholarship_2022.html

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Short Term Research Award 

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 25,000 TWD ( 1,066.87 CAD/month. 29th Oct 2023 rate) for Ph.D. Candidates and 40,000 TWD ( 1,706.90 CAD/month. 29th Oct 2023 rate) amounts to for post-doctoral Fellows.
  • Reimbursement for round-trip economy class airfares for most direct route.

Application details:

Deadline: September 30, annually

Duration: 2-6 months.

Requirements:

Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese citizens

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

Eligibility:

  • An international scholar who is a Ph.D. student or a postdoctoral research fellow, with the exception of anyone currently holding an R.O.C. passport, is eligible to apply for a Short Term Research Award (abbreviated below to ‘STRA award’).
  • Research topics should be related to Taiwan's humanities, social sciences, culture, arts and relevant comparative research.
  • 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.
  • At least two letters of recommendation: one from a senior official of the institution, university, or college where the applicant is currently working or studying (for example: the president or vice-chancellor of a university, the director of an institute, dean of a college, head of a department, or head of a research institute, or a senior official from another institution or organization); another from a teaching scholar or expert in the applicant’s field. If the applicant is a Ph.D. student, a certification of their current enrolment must also be submitted.

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

https://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/englawcontent.aspx?lan=e&id=20393

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 25,000 TWD ( 1,066.87 CAD/month. 29th Oct 2023 rate).

Application details:

Deadline: February 1 to March 31, annually ( subject to change).

Duration: The duration may be either two months (summer courses), three months, six months, nine months, or 12 months.

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.
  • Not be an exchange student through an academic cooperation agreement between an overseas university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan.
  • Application documents required:
  1. An application form (in website).
  2. A photocopy of his/her passport or any other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant.
  3. A photocopy of the certificate of the highest credential and transcript.
  4. A photocopy of the applications to the Mandarin Language Centre. i. e. Other documents required by local embassies or missions.

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.

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/schdetailed.aspx?loc=en&itemid=17 

https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/data/moe/moehuayuenrichmentscholarshipprogramguidelines.pdf 

Chinese Government Scholarship – Senior Scholar 

Amount:

  • Full and partial scholarships available
    • 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

Application details:

Deadline: February 28, annually

Duration: One year

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 Scholarship Program is available through an agreement between the National Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Province of British Columbia (B.C.).
  • Applicants are requested to select up to three institutions including one specialty as personal preferences from the Chinese institutions designated by the National Ministry of Education of China, PRC as listed on http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html
  • 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 and partial scholarships available
    • 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

Application details:

Deadline: February 28, annually

Duration: One year

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadian citizens who reside in British Columbia

General: must be under the age of 45

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

Details:

  • The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is available through an agreement between the National Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Province of British Columbia (B.C.)
  • Applicants are requested to select up to three institutions including one specialty as personal preferences from the Chinese institutions designated by the National Ministry of Education of China, PRC. as listed on http://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html
  • 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 fees at participating Chinese institution, a monthly stipend, housing, insurance, on campus accommodation or a subsidy for off campus accommodation, and comprehensive medical insurance.
  • Current stipends are 2500 CNY (483.35 CAD, as on 29th Oct 2023) per month for undergraduate students. 3,000 Yuan ( 573.41 CAD, as on 29th Oct 2023) for Master's students/general scholars. 3,500 Yuan ( 668.98 CAD, as on 29th Oct 2023) for Doctoral students/senior scholars.
  • Cost of travel to and from the destination in China via the most cost-effective route between the scholarship recipient’s point of origin and the final destination.

Application details:

Deadline: January of each year

Duration: 4-12 months for students, eight weeks to 12 months for mid-career professionals, faculty members and researchers,

Requirements:

Citizenship: Canadian citizens

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

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, candidates must be Canadian citizens
  • Either:
  1. A full-time teaching or research staff at a post-secondary or research institution in Canada;
  2. A student enrolled in either a college, undergraduate or graduate program at Designated Learning Institution  (DLI) in Canada; or
  3. A mid-career professional from a Canadian government, media or cultural organization, or a national education association, who has a graduate (Master's or doctoral) degree and has had managerial, policy development or decision making responsibilities within this organization for at least three years.
  • Candidates must have achieved the required level of written and spoken Chinese by the host institution in China, if applicable. Where Chinese is the language of instruction, proficiency must be HSK level 3 for undergraduate studies and HSK level 4 for graduate studies.
  • Candidates must be undertaking studies in an approved subject area  in a Chinese institution.
  • Candidates must not be seeking a degree in China.
  • Candidates must be under 45 years of age if applying under the “General Scholar” category of the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
  • Candidates must be under 50 years of age if applying under the “Senior Scholar” category of the CSC.
  • Candidates must complete a three-step application process.

Details:

  • Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.
  • Scholarships are tenable at Chinese institutions that admit scholarship recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship.
  • Scholarships are not to be used towards a degree in China.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable

Link:

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

https://www.campuschina.org/universities/index.html

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

Amount:

  • Up to 2,000 USD

Application details:

Deadline: October, annually

Duration: Not Specified

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:

https://www.asianstudies.org/grants-awards/council-grants/china-and-inner-asia-council-small-grants/

Needham Research Institute the Ho Peng Yoke Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology in China 

Amount:

  • Monthly stipend of £1,500 ( 2,519.03 CAD as per 29th Oct 2023 ) per month to cover essential expenses, such as international travel and subsistence.

Application Details:

Duration: 6 or 12 months.

Deadline: March, annual.

Requirement:

Citizenship: For scholars of any nationality.

General: The visiting fellowship is offered to scholars of any nationality researching the history of science and technology in China.

Eligibility:

  • The visiting fellowship is open to scholars of any nationality researching the history of science and technology in China
  • Applicants should hold a PhD degree and be employed in a full-time position in an academic institution.
  • Applicants are invited to send the following items in this e-mail address administration@nri.cam.ac.uk:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with a full list of any publications.
  2.  A research proposal of approximately 1,500 words in length. This proposal should give a clear indication of the source material which the candidate proposes to use in his or her research together with an indication of the methodology to be followed. Candidates are asked to explain why a visit to the UK in general and the NRI in particular would be valuable for their research. 
  3.  A copy of a certificate of the level of achievement in spoken and written English.
  4.  Letters of support from two academic referees.
  5. Signed Data Protection Statement.

Details:

  • Preference will be given to those working on a subject in line with Professor Ho’s own research interests, such as the history of mathematics, astronomy, alchemy, Daoism, gunpowder and materia medica, although the fellowship will be open to any subject relevant to the Institute’s concerns.
  • The Fellows will be expected to play an active part in the academic activities of the Institute.  On completion of their fellowships, they will provide a detailed report on the results of their research. 
  • Any publication resulting from their visit to the Institute should clearly acknowledge the support of ‘The Ho Peng Yoke Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology in China’.

Link :

https://www.nri.cam.ac.uk/HPY_fellowship.html