Senior Scholar Grants


This program supports full professors or senior scholars wishing to take one year's sabbatical leave in order to do research and writing. Senior scholar grants, which range up to US$40,000, are intended to supplement a professor's sabbatical pay. A letter of recommendation from the chairman of the department, the dean of the college, or the provost of university should be included in the application. Only a limited number of senior scholar grants are available annually.

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

  1. Project abstracts (in Chinese and English).
  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, as well as the list of publications over the last five years related to the proposed project, and any relevant supporting materials.


  1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. When preparing itemized budgets, please use US dollars as the unit of currency.
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.


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).


  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. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. Written critiques will not be provided for proposals submitted to the Foundation.
  3. A list of grant recipients will be announced in late May of the year following the October deadline.


Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
13F 65 Tun Hua South Rd., Sec. 2
Taipei, Taiwan 106 ROC
Tel: +886-2-2704-5333
Fax: +886-2-2701-6762