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Research Grant Program to Assist Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

  1. The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program.
  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 institutes. 
    • The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies.
  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: 

      i.   Application form

      ii.  Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)

      iii. Research plan

      iv.  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, associate professor, assistant professor (including post-doctoral researcher), and doctoral candidate.
    3. 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 facilities.
    4. A research report or paper must be submitted to CCS by the end of a grantee’s research tenure.
  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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