AAS small grants

China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants Program
Accepting Applications

Dear AAS Members Working on China, Taiwan, and Inner Asia,

The AAS/CIAC has funds to support small grants for members working on China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia. The CIAC Small Grants program is supported by generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are currently in the process of being solicited (please see the following AAS webpage, bottom, to donate: http://www.asian-studies.org/About/Donate). We are typically able to award approximately 20 – 25 CIAC Small Grants annually (and we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).

Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, travel for translation projects, conference and seminar organization, specialist or regional newsletters, and website development. Travel to conferences and book subventions are explicitly excluded, unfortunately.

Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars whose research concerns China, Taiwan or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, lecturers, librarians, translators, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

The grant deadline for receiving applications is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. Award notification will be made by mid-April 2018 and qualifying projects must begin after May 1, 2018 and be completed and all forms submitted by April 30, 2019 to be considered.

Please note that the award of CIAC small grants for Spring 2018 is dependent on the AAC/CIAC receiving continued funding for this program. The results of an AAS/CIAC grant funding application are still pending, but should be known by late December 2017/early January 2018 and will be posted on the CIAC small grants webpage.

Please see the AAS website for further details, important guidelines, and application forms and submission instructions:


Carlos Rojas
CIAC Chair, 2017-2018
Professor of Chinese Studies
Duke University

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