Funding Opportunities: Notice of Grants, Awards & Scholarships Duke University
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This information is compiled and published solely as an informational service to Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Fellowships and Grants for the American Region

Synopsis:

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (the Foundation) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China on Taiwan. It also maintains a regional office in McLean, Virginia near Washington D.C. in the United States. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences:

  • Research Grants: Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. 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. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years.
  • Fellowship Grants
    • CCK Distinguished Fellowships: No more than two grants each year will be awarded to distinguished full professors. Each grant provides up to $50,000 to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation’s grant, when added to the others, should not exceed the recipient’s annual salary. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the chairman of the department, the dean of the college, or the provost of the university.
    • CCK Scholar Grants: Tenured faculty, including full professors and associate professors, may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant of up to $40,000 or $35,000, respectively, to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation’s grant, when added to the others, should not exceed the recipient’s annual salary. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the chairman of the department, from the dean of the college or the provost of the university.
    • CCK Junior Scholar Grants: The Foundation provides postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors without tenure who have taught for no more than 6 years since receiving their Ph.D. degree with grants for time off for research and writing. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the chairman of their department. These grants will be for one year. The maximum amount of each award is $30,000.
  • Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants: 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 are urged to seek matching funds. Applicants should submit the names of all participants, as well as titles 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. Budgets for conferences should not exceed $25,000. Applications should be filed before Sep. 15, or Feb. 15 for conferences to be held during the following six-month period.
  • Publication Subsidies: Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. Applications will be accepted for specific completed book manuscripts, but not for books to be published in a series. Supporting documents should include reviewers' comments and publishing costs. Publication subsidies usually range between $5,000 to $10,000. Academic societies may apply for grants to subsidize the publication of the first two issues of a new periodical. The application for the publication of conference proceedings requires a completed, edited draft.
  • Doctoral Fellowships: Doctoral candidates may apply for financial support for writing their dissertations. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree except the dissertation . In addition, eligible applicants should not be employed or receive grants from other sources. The maximum amount of each Doctoral Fellowship award is $15,000. These grants are intended to provide support for research in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad: The Foundation provides grants for ROC students abroad to help finance the completion of dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. Only students who have graduated from accredited universities or colleges in the Republic of China and who do not have foreign permanent residence status or citizenship are eligible to apply. A dissertation fellowship is limited to $15,000.

Deadlines: Oct. 15, 2013

Before approaching the funder or submitting an application:

·         Prospective applicants from Duke University – contact Kristin Anderson in the Office of Foundation Relations, University Development at 919-681-1967 or kristin.anderson@dev.duke.edu.

·         Prospective applicants from Duke Medicine – contact Anita Shirley in Foundation Relations and Corporate Giving, Duke Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs at 919-385-3117 or anita.shirley@duke.edu.

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency's website:
http://www.cckf.org/e-dornation.htm

Disciplinary Category:
International Opportunities; Social Sciences; Arts & Humanities.

Numerical value: $50,000

Deadlines:
External Deadline: 10/15/2013

Note: For Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.
Duke University is served by two pre-award offices. The Office of Research Support assists Campus Schools and Centers. The Office of Research Administration supports the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing in Duke University Medical Center.
The Office of Research Administration -
For School of Medicine and School of Nursing
The Office of Research Support -
For Campus Schools and Centers
The Office of Research Administration must review all Duke University Medical Center applications for the School of Medicine and School of Nursing prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORA offices seven (7) business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. The Office of Research Support must review all Duke University applications for Campus Schools and Centers prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORS offices five (5) business days in advance of sponsor the deadline.
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Last updated 7/31/2013