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Research Grant Program to Assist Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

1. The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant


2. This program is aim at 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


The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese


3. CCS provides assistance with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities

and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc.

4. Research tenure is one month to one year.

5. Applications should be submitted to the CCS by May 31 of each year before the year in

which grants are intended to be used; notification of CCS’s decision will be given by the end

of August of the same year after a careful review.

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

6. Grantees are entitled to travel subsidies and research subsidies.

Eligibility for travel subsidies is restricted to foreign scholars who currently reside abroad;

those already in Taiwan are not eligible.

7. Subsidies available under the Research Grant Program are as follows:

(1) Travel 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.

(2) Research subsidies: To be paid at the beginning of each month and divided into four

levels: professor (including post-doctoral researcher), associate professor, assistant

professor, and doctoral candidate.

Researchers at academic/research institutes will also receive grants according to the above

scale. The actual amount of research subsidies is determined by CCS and any adjustments to

those amounts will be decided upon by the CCS Advisory Committee.

8. Grantees must sign a contract with CCS and observe the following regulations:

(1) No outside employment is allowed without the prior approval of CCS. Concurrent

acceptance of a grant from any other organization in the R.O.C. is not permitted.

(2) Participation in all scholarly research activities arranged by CCS is required.

(3) All regulations must be observed when using CCS and National Central Library


(4) A research report or paper must be submitted to CCS by the end of a grantee’s research


9. Grantees who fail to observe Article 8 will have their research subsidies terminated by CCS.

10. Scholars who receive a grant under the Program must wait a minimum of three years after

completion of their research projects before applying again.

11. Any additions to the above provisions will be handled by CCS as authorized by the CCS

Advisory Committee.

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