Database grants are provided for the collection and processing of database research materials that will be made available to the scholarly community at large. Applicants for database grants must be full-time faculty affiliated with a university or other academic institution. Funding for approved grants are normally distributed through the accounting organ of this institution.
The maximum duration of a Database Grant is three years, and awards will not exceed EUR120,000. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
- Project abstracts (in Chinese and English).
- A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget).
- A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length.
- Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project.
- Endorsement letter(s) from the project director and co-director(s) institution(s).
Applications must be submitted to our online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted every year from August 1.
- The application period for Database Grants is from August 1 to October 15. Applications after October 15 will not be accepted.
- A list of grant recipients will be announced in early June of the year following the October deadline.
- For applications that are approved, the Foundation will inform the institutions and project directors as quickly as possible in order to arrange for contracts to be signed.
- The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications
- The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
- Funding is not available for university administrative expenses (including overhead or endowments) or the purchase of equipment.
- Funds for Database Grants may not be used to cover publication costs. Grantees anticipating the need for additional funding to cover such costs are welcome to apply for one of the Foundation’s Publication Subsidies grants.
- Project directors may not submit more than one application. Please inform the Foundation if applying for financial assistance from other organizations at the same time. If a project director receives aid from another source after the Foundation has already decided to support the project, please inform the Foundation within 7 days after being informed by the alternate funding organization.
- Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Endorsement letter from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures.
- The Foundation does not supply funding for salaries of scholars involved in grant projects, or to cover teaching relief. Exceptions can be made for research assistants and technical staff.
- The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.
- When preparing itemized budgets, please use Euros as the unit of currency.
- The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.
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