Through a generous donation by the Tsai Family, EASC is proud to announce an ambitious three-year initiative to increase interest and study in Taiwan. The Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies will support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty study and research on Taiwan. We particularly encourage those students and scholars who may be interested in using Taiwan as a comparative case study in their research about larger themes or issues.
Note: If proposed project is not completed during the original award period, award must be forfeited.
Awards of up to $1,000 for study abroad in Taiwan or research in or on Taiwan under the guidance of a USC faculty. Applicable to USC programs: CIEE semester study abroad, EALC Taiwan Chinese language summer program, Problems Without Passports summer program in Taiwan and non-USC programs
Awards of up to $3,000 for summer research and/or language study in Taiwan, or smaller awards for conference participation if presenting a paper about Taiwan.
Awards of up to $5,000 for conference, symposium, or research on Taiwan. Acceptable uses of funds include research travel, minor institution affiliation fees, research support; organization of workshops or conferences; creation of a website or other electronic resource; or costs of pilot research projects or planning workshops leading to applications for major external funding.
To apply, please complete the online application and submit the appropriate supplemental materials listed below. Students should ask the faculty recommender to email his/her recommendation letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Faculty salary payments and course buy-outs, equipment and computer purchases, tuition payments, and indirect costs are not permitted under this program.
The Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies will not be offered for the 2015-16 award cycle.
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