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2017-18 Taiwan Visiting Scholar Program

Funding for visiting scholars from Taiwan. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

The UCLA Asia Pacific Center invites UCLA faculty and departments to submit proposals to host visiting scholars from Taiwan for short-term visits to UCLA to teach or co-teach in UCLA courses during the 2017–18 academic year. Funding is provided by the Taiwan Studies Lectureship (TSL), which aims to expand curricular offerings in Taiwan studies, as well as to facilitate research and graduate training networks linking faculty and students in similar fields at UCLA and in Taiwan.

While in residence, visiting scholars are expected to co-teach or give lectures in a course taught by the sponsoring faculty member, or to lead an independent short-term course on a topic related to Taiwan. Alternatively, they may participate in a departmental working group or other forum that facilitates discussion with UCLA colleagues and graduate students. Each scholar will give one public lecture for the Asia Pacific Center’s Taiwan Studies Lecture Series.

The Asia Pacific Center will provide from $2500 up to $12,000 to support each visiting scholar, depending on the duration of the stay. This amount covers travel costs and living stipend. Scholars and departments are encouraged to find additional funding if they wish to extend the terms of the residency. 

Applications for fall should be submitted as soon as possible. Proposals for the year will be accepted on a rolling basis, though sponsoring faculty are strongly encouraged to apply early.

We invite proposals from all UCLA faculty and departments. A proposal should include:
  • Names and contact information of UCLA faculty host(s)
  • Names and contact information of academic personnel coordinator and fund manager for hosting department
  • Name(s), contact information, and CV of proposed visiting scholar(s)
  • Proposed duration and approximate dates of visit
  • Budget, including travel expenses, visiting scholar salary/stipend, and any matching funds available from other sources
  • A 1-2 page description of the visiting scholar’s proposed residence, including: specific courses and public lectures in which the visiting scholar will participate at UCLA; any past or current activities involving the scholar and UCLA faculty and students; proposed or ongoing research collaboration with faculty host, other UCLA faculty, and graduate students; any other benefits of this visit to UCLA; and potential sustained activities following the scholar’s UCLA residence (such as reciprocal visits by UCLA faculty to the scholar’s home university, ongoing research collaboration, publication)

Click here to submit a proposal

This program is made possible by the UCLA Taiwan Studies Lectureship, a joint program of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and the Dean of Humanities with funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles.

For more info please contact:
Elizabeth Leicester

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Published: Friday, September 29, 2017