Funding for research in Taiwan. Applications accepted quarterly.
Graduate Research Fellowships
Through a grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, the UCLA Asia Pacific Center offers awards of up to $6000 to UCLA graduate students for pre-dissertation or dissertation-level research in Taiwan. Students from any discipline may apply, but research must incorporate topics or methodologies of the humanities, social or behavioral sciences. Applications will be accepted each quarter and should be submitted to the UCLA Asia Pacific Center by the posted deadlines. Graduate student applicants must be current UCLA students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Each application must be accompanied by a proposal of 2-3 pages in length, an unofficial UCLA transcript, CV, budget, and one UCLA faculty letter of recommendation. Proposals should identify an institution or scholar in Taiwan who will host you. Include the dates of your proposed travel.
Proposal (2-3 pages)
Unofficial UCLA transcript
1 UCLA faculty letter of recommendation
Recommended: 1 Letter of endorsement from faculty mentor or institution in Taiwan
Please list any other awards that you have applied for or received for this fellowship period.
According to guidelines established by the funding agency, students who are citizens of Taiwan, Hong Kong, or the People’s Republic of China are not eligible to apply unless they also hold US citizenship or have permanent resident status (Green Card). Green Card holders should consult foreign travel guidelines to ensure that they do not inadvertently abandon their permanent resident status due to extended travel outside the US.
Application for Graduate Research Fellowships (click here)
Faculty Travel Grants
The UCLA Asia Pacific Center will offer short-term travel grants of up to $2000 to UCLA faculty for research or academic collaborations in Taiwan. Faculty from any discipline may apply, but research must incorporate topics or methodologies of the humanities, social or behavioral sciences. Applications will be accepted quarterly, and should be submitted to the UCLA Asia Pacific Center via the online application. The application should include a brief proposal including purpose and dates of the visit, collaborating institutions and scholars in Taiwan, and an estimated budget.
Deadlines for 2017-2018
Applications for both awards will be accepted on a rolling basis, with quarterly deadlines for review. Activities funded by the program must be completed within twelve months of receiving the award.
November 30, 2016
April 3, 2017
June 2, 2017
Application for Faculty Travel Grants (click here)
The UCLA Taiwan Studies Lectureship is a three-year program sponsored by the UCLA Dean of Humanities and the Asia Pacific Center with generous funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. The aim of the program is to connect the study of contemporary Taiwan both to the classical tradition from which it in part emerges and to the broader region of which it is a vital part. The program will support collaboration between scholars from UCLA and Taiwan in the development of new scholarship and curriculum design, and graduate student research in Taiwan.