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Publication Subsidies

Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication budgets should not exceed US$10,000. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included.

For periodicals and journals, the Foundation will support one year's worth of publication. The application for the publication of conference proceedings requires a completed, edited draft.

Application materials

  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. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project.
  5. Letter of agreement from the publisher.
  6. Table of contents.
  7. Outline and two chapters of the manuscript.
  8. At least two reviews of the proposed publication sent to the Foundation directly by the publisher.
  9. Endorsement letter(s) from the project director and co-director(s) institution(s).

Application Procedures

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 September 15 and December 1 to January 15 of the following year. (to start the application process, please click here)

Deadline

  1. The deadlines for Publication Subsidy Grant applications are:
    September 15—for Publication Subsidy Grants from January through June of the following year.
    January 15—for Publication Subsidy Grants from July through December of the same year.
  2. Final results for applications made before September 15 are announced in late December. Results of applications submitted for the January 15 deadline are announced in early June.
  3. For applications that are approved, the Foundation will inform the institutions and project directors as quickly as possible in order to arrange for contracts to be signed.
  4. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications.

Important Information

  1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Funding is not available for university administrative expenses (including overhead or endowments) or the purchase of equipment.
  3. Project directors may not submit more than one application. Please inform the Foundation if applying for financial assistance from other organizations at the same time. If a project director receives aid from another source after the Foundation has already decided to support the project, please inform the Foundation within 7 days after being informed by the alternate funding organization.
  4. 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. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.
  6. When preparing itemized budgets, please use US dollars as the unit of currency.
  7. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.

Contact Information

Tel : +886-2-2704-5333 ext.17
E-mail : amberhl@cckf.org.tw