Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowships

Application deadline:   October 15, 2015

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
 offers doctoral fellowships to non-Republic of China citizens. Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Citizens of the ROC should apply for Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad.

Applicants should inform the Foundation if they are applying for or subsequently receive other sources of funding. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. The maximum amount of each award is US$18,000, which is given for a period extending to one year. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period. Funding for successful applications will be provided in two installments (July and January). The completed thesis should be submitted to the Foundation when the project is finished.

Applications for Doctoral Fellowships will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. The significance of the contribution that the proposed project will make to the advancement of research in the field of Chinese Studies.
  2. The quality or potential quality of the applicant’s work, including its originality in the field of Chinese Studies.
  3. The quality of the approach, organization, and methodology of the proposed project.
  4. The likelihood that the applicant can successfully complete the entire project during the grant period.

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