1. The Center for Chinese Studies
(CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program.
2. This program is aimed at
foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral
researchers) and doctoral candidates in Chinese studies-related departments at
foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic
The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or
3. CCS provides assistance
with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities and
research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc.
Research tenure is three
months to one year.
Applications should be
submitted to CCS by May 31 of each year before the year in which grants are
intended to be used; notification of CCS’s decision will be given by the end of
August of the same year after a careful review.
Applications should include the following
(including a list of publications)
6. Grant recipients are
entitled to travel and research subsidies.
Eligibility for travel subsidy is restricted to
foreign scholars who currently reside abroad; we regret that scholars already
7. Subsidies available
under the Research Grant Program are as follows:
1) Travel subsidy: One
direct round trip economy class air ticket from the domicile of the grant
recipient to Taipei
will be provided by CCS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed upon arrival in Taiwan on the
basis of the ticket stub and receipt.
2) Research subsidy: Paid to
grant recipients at the beginning of each month and divided into four levels:
professor, associate professor, assistant professor (including post-doctoral
researcher), and doctoral candidate.
Researchers at academic/research institutes will
also receive research subsidies according to the above scale. The actual amounts
of research subsidies are determined by CCS and any adjustments to those
amounts will be decided upon by the CCS Advisory Committee.
8. Grant recipients must
sign a contract with CCS and observe the following regulations:
No outside employment is
allowed without the prior approval of CCS. Concurrent acceptance of a grant
from any other organization in the R.O.C. is not permitted.
2) Participation in all scholarly
research activities arranged by CCS is required.
3) All regulations must be
observed when using CCS and National Central Library facilities.
4) A research report or
paper must be submitted to CCS by the end of the grant recipient’s research
9. Grant recipients who
fail to observe Article 8 will have their research subsidies terminated by CCS.
10. Scholars who have
previously received a grant may apply for another grant three years after
completion of their research projects.
11. Any additions to the
above provisions will be handled by CCS as authorized by the CCS Advisory
12. These provisions have
been approved by the Ministry of Education. Any revisions hereto must be
approved by the CCS Advisory Committee and reported to the Ministry before
going into effect.