Scholar Grants


BASIC REQUIREMENTS

1. 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 Foundationˇ¦s grant, when added to the others, should not exceed the recipientˇ¦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.

2. Junior Scholar Grants:

The Foundation provides grants for time off for research and writing to postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors without tenure who are affiliated with an accredited U.S. university and who have taught for no more than 6 years since receiving their Ph.D. degree. Applicants should include a letter of recommendation from the chairman of their department as part of their application package. These grants will be for one year. The maximum amount of each award is $30,000.

All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below:

  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. All applications should also include curriculum vitae of the project director and any co-directors, as well as lists of publications over the last five years related to the proposed project, and any relevant supporting materials.
  5. Letter of support from the applicant's institution.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Funding is not provided for capital equipment (including computers and printers), building design, construction, or maintenance.
  3. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments.
  4. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures.
  5. 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. The research grant must end before an applicant can apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars.
  6. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.
  7. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  1. Beginning on August 1, 2011, the Foundation will begin to accept electronic applications for this type of grant. Applications must be submitted to our online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted every year from August 1 (to start the application process, please click here).
  2. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications.
  3. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. If a grant is approved, the CCK Foundation, in most cases, will then correspond with the university's grant administrator to arrange payments over the period of the grant.

DEADLINE

  1. The application period for this type of grants is from August 1 to October 15. Applications after October 15 will not be accepted.
  2. A list of grant recipients will be announced in late May of the year following the October deadline.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
8361 B Greensboro Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
U.S.A.
Tel:703-903-7460
Fax:703-903-7462
e-mail: cckfnao@aol.com