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Library Acquisitions

The Foundation offers three-year grants totaling US$9,000 (US$3,000 per year) in support of Library Acquisition projects for academic institutions in Eastern and Central Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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. List of books or journals to be purchased.
  5. Project director’s curriculum vitae.
  6. 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 start the application process, please click here).


  1. The application period for Library Acquisition Grants is from August 1 to September 15. Applications after September 15 will not be accepted.
  2. A list of grant recipients will be announced in late December.
  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 reviewer’s reports.

Important Information

  1. The Foundation’s grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Applications should not exceed the limits for grant amounts and grant duration as stated in the program descriptions given above.
  3. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources. 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. For projects that exceed one year, please provide a year-by-year breakdown of budget expenditures.
  5. When preparing itemized budgets, please use US Dollars as the unit of currency.
  6. If there are other co-directors, please include their curriculum vitae, lists of relevant publications and letters of agreement along with the other materials required above.

Contact Information

Tel: +886-2-2704-5333 ext. 17