Fellowships and Grants: April 14, 2014

Asia-Pacific Study Fund (APSF) Short-Term Reciprocal Research Fellowship
Asia-Pacific Studies Fund (APSF, formerly American Studies Fund) was established in 1999 as an ad-hoc private group to promote collaborative research in Asia-Pacific studies between Japanese and non-Japanese scholars.Those who are interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary research with Japanese scholars about some aspects of Asia-Pacific Studies, especially Japanese studies (humanities and social sciences) are welcome to apply for this fellowship. The Asia-Pacific region encompasses countries and areas in Asia and the Pacific Ocean, including North America (Canada and the United States).Since this is a reciprocal research fellowship, APSF requests the institution to which the successful candidate belongs to prepare a matching fund to invite APSF faculty member as a visiting researcher in return for this fellowship. Sufficient funding is provided to cover round trip airfare and accommodations on campus for 1-2 weeks. There is no deadline. APSF examines each application as soon as we receive it. It normally takes 2-8 weeks to make our decision after we receive all the necessary documents. To apply, please email Yone Sugita at sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp with a copy of your CV, three possible topics and synopses for a lecture, statement of your research project in Japan, and a statement that your institution provides a matching fund to invite APSF faculty member as a visiting researcher.

The Taiwan Fellowship
The major purpose of this program is to encourage social sciences and humanities experts/scholars worldwide to conduct research in Taiwan’s Universities or research institutions to promote international partnerships and mutual understanding. The fellowship awards include air ticket subsidy, monthly stipends (NT$60,000 for associate professors or above; NT$50, 000 for assistant professors and others), and group accident insurance during the term of research in Taiwan.  The duration for the research is from three months to one year. The application should be submitted between May 1 to June 30, 2014, and should print out and mail the application form, resume & publication list, research proposal, two recommendation letters (or one recommendation and one consent letter from the chief administrator of their institute) before July 1, 2014. For more information, please visit http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw

The University of Nottingham School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at the University of Nottingham is the UK's second largest teaching and research center focused on contemporary China. The Doctorate program allows students to conduct in-depth research on a broad range of social sciences and business-related subjects as well as topics covering china policy through the School's China Policy Institute, and offers many scholarships to PhDs including the following  opportunities: School Scholarship for doctoral research. This award would cover full tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £13,863 each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress). The stipend for International students will be lower (£6,500 approx.) due to the higher tuition fee. Excellent applications in any area of Chinese Studies that can be supervised by the School's academic staff are welcomed.  The closing date is 16th May 2014 and further information on this scholarship is available on the School's webpages.
Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (European Union)
30 x full EU tuition fee and £8,400 per year bursaries towards living expenses for EU students across all faculties. You can apply for this scholarship if you: are classed as a European Union (non UK) student for fee purposes and already hold an offer to start a full-time research degree program, PhD or MPhil, at Nottingham in September or October 2014 in any subject area. Therefore, application for admission to study at Nottingham must be received at least six weeks before the scholarship closing date to allow time for our admissions office to process the application and confirm your offer, before you can apply for the scholarship. Any application for admission to study submitted later than six weeks before the scholarship closing date is not guaranteed to be processed in time. Further information is available from the International Office website. The closing date for applications is May, 2014.
Sir Francis Hill Scholarship
One Sir Francis Hill Scholarship is available for the academic year 2014/15. This award is open to nominations from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts and offers a remission of full time HEU, research postgraduate fees and maintenance grant at Research Council rates. Further information is available from the Graduate School website.  The deadline for applications is 11th April. For further details about the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies please visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/chinese or email chinese.studies@nottingham.ac.uk

The China Times Cultural Foundation Scholarship
The China Times Cultural Foundation is offering scholarships of $6,000 in support of doctoral dissertation-writing and research in Chinese studies for the academic year 2014-2015, with one award of $10,000 given to the strongest applicant. Eligibility is restricted to doctoral candidates with approved proposals in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants must send a completed application form, a CV, an official transcript of their graduate work, reprints of their publications, and a project description in both English and Chinese. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014. The Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting Chinese culture and related studies. Since its founding in 1986, it has given out hundred of awards to Ph. D. candidates. It has also sponsored numerous academic seminars, symposia and scholarly publications. For more information, please contact, chinascf@gmail.com.