Scholar Grants


Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant ranging from $20,000 to $35,000 to help replace half of their salary while they're on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundationˇ¦s grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipientˇ¦s annual salary. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of support from the chairman of the department, from the dean of the college or from the provost of the university. This grant will be for one year.

All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below:

  1. Project abstract.
  2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget).
  3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length.
  4. 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.
  5. Letters of support from the applicant's school and project participant's institution (if any).


  1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Funding is not provided for capital equipment (including computers and printers), building design, construction, or maintenance.
  3. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments.
  4. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures.
  5. An applicant who already has a two-year research grant is not eligible to apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars that would run concurrently with the research grant. The research grant must end before an applicant can apply for a CCK Grant for Scholars.
  6. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.
  7. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.


  1. 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 (to start the application process, please click here).
  2. The Foundation will initially direct all messages and correspondence about the applications to respective project directors. If a grant is approved, the CCK Foundation, in most cases, will then correspond with the university's grant administrator to arrange payments over the period of the grant.
  3. The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications.


  1. The application period for this type of grants is from August 1 to October 15. Applications after October 15 will not be accepted.
  2. A list of grant recipients will be announced in early June of the year following the October deadline.


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