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Lecture Series Grants

Academic institutions in Domestic Region are invited to apply for funding from the Foundation under the newly created Lecture Series program (CCK Lecture Series). All applications from scholars affiliated with institutions in Taiwan must involve cooperation with one or more scholars from other countries.

Lecture Series Grants will support lectures in Chinese Studies or Taiwan Studies by distinguished scholars, to be held at the sponsoring institutions. It is expected that six or more lectures open to the public will be held as a part of a series, with the duration of each project lasting from one to three years. The Foundation expects that the contents of the lectures will be published.

Lecture Series Grants cover transportation costs, honoraria, and stipends for all invited lecturers, but not publication costs. The maximum amount of each grant is NT$1,500,000. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.

Application materials

  1. Project abstracts (in Chinese and English).
  2. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length, including general title of the lecture series as well as titles of the individual lectures, scheduled times and locations of the lectures, estimates of attendance, publication plan, and detailed itemized budget.
  3. 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.
  4. Curriculum vitae of all invited scholars, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project.
  5. 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).

Deadline

  1. The application period for Database 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 early June of the year following the October deadline.
  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. Applications should not exceed the limits for grant amounts and grant duration as stated in the program descriptions given above.
  2. Applicants for lecture series grants must be full-time faculty affiliated with a university or other academic institution.
  3. Project directors who are currently receiving Foundation aid are ineligible to apply.
  4. 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.
  5. For projects that exceed one year, please provide a year-by-year breakdown of budget expenditures and use New Taiwan dollars as the unit of currency.
  6. The Foundation does not subsidize the salaries of domestic project directors.
  7. Funding is not available for university administrative expenses (including overhead or endowments) or the purchase of equipment.
  8. Funds for Lecture Series Grants may not be used to cover publication costs. Grantees anticipating the need for additional funding to cover such costs are welcome to apply for the Foundation’s Publication Subsidies.
  9. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Endorsement letter from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures.
  10. For lecturers’ airfares, please estimate the most direct route for an economy class ticket.
  11. If there are other co-directors on the project, please also include their curriculum vitae, lists of relevant publications and letters of agreement along with the other materials required above.
  12. For travel costs, living expenses, and honoraria, please refer to the standards set by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  13. 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