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The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF; hereafter referred to as the Foundation) was established in 1989 in memory of the late President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988). Operational funds come from interest generated from an endowment donated by both the public and private sectors.

The Foundation is deeply committed to its mission of encouraging scholars at academic institutions throughout the world to undertake research projects in the humanities and social sciences that can shed new light on Chinese culture and society, as well as engage in international cooperation and exchange.

The Board of Directors is the Foundation’s highest body for decision and policymaking. There is also a Supervisory Board that supervises the management of the Foundation’s endowment, and a Finance Committee that works to oversee its financial operations. The Foundation’s headquarters is located in Taipei, where the President and Vice-President supervise its day-to-day operations. There is also an American Regional Office for that region’s affairs.

The Foundation currently maintains four overseas centers for Sinological research: The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Centre at Charles University (CCK-ISC), The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology (CCK-IUC), The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CCK-APC), and The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan -- A CCK Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT).

In accordance with its charter, the Foundation has established review committees for each of its five regions of operation: Domestic Region, American Region, European Region, Asia-Pacific Region, and Developing Regions. Numerous internationally known scholars serve on these committees. The Foundation has also appointed a number of Advisors to help oversee its operations.

The Foundation publishes an Annual Report and other related documents. Interested parties are welcome to ask for copies.

Grant and Fellowship Programs

I. American Region

   1. Research Grants
   2. Scholar Grants
   3. Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
   4. Publication Subsidies
   5. Doctoral Fellowships
   6. Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad

II. European Region

   1. Lecture Series Grants
   2. Research Grants
   3. Database Grants
   4. Conference and Seminar Grants
   5. Publication Subsidies
   6. Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations and Postdoctoral Research
   7. Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad

III. Developing Regions

   1. Lecture Series Grants
   2. Research Grants
   3. Conference and Seminar Grants
   4. Library Acquisition Grants
   5. Mobility Grants

Application Deadlines

The deadline for applications to most of the Foundation’s grant and fellowship programs is October 15. Exceptions include Conference and Seminar Grants plus Publication Subsidy Grants (which have two deadlines of September 15 and January 15) as well as Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations and Postdoctoral Research (January 15). A list of grant recipients will be announced in early June of each year.

Peer Review Guidelines

For peer review, all applications must conform to the Foundation’s mission, as well as relevant rules and regulations for each grant or fellowship type. All applications go through a three-stage review process, including internal screening, external review, and review committee meetings. Review committees make final decisions as to which grants are approved and at what level of funding. All decisions must be confirmed by the Board of Directors.


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