Funding Bodies Taiwan Studies

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange is a non-profit organization. Its headquarter is in Taipei, Taiwan. It also maintains a regional office in McLean, Virginia near Washington D.C. in the United States. The Foundation was established in 1989 in honour of the late President Chiang Ching-kuo, who helped accelerate the process of democratization in Taiwan.

The CCK Foundation’s programmes encompass four regions: the Domestic region (Taiwan), the American Region (the United States, Canada and Mexico), the European region, and the Asia-Pacific region (including Hong Kong and Macau). Grant programmes differ among the four regions and please consult the CCK Foundation website for further details.

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New Funding Schemes for Chinese Studies in Developing Regions


Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, Opportunities for International Exchanges

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Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan

Partnership with UK Funding Sources Programme General Information Funding Mode
Royal Society International Exchange Scheme:
  • Deadline for application: October
  • Announcement of outcome: February next year
  • Duration of funding: 2 yr
  • Amount: max £6000 p.a. by each side
Cost share
Royal Society of Edinburgh nternational Exchange Programme – Bilateral:
  • Anytime for application
  • MOST announcement of outcome: 8 weeks after acceptance of the application
Cost share
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Bilateral workshop or joint research project funded by consensus of MOST/EPSRC
Cost share
Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Networking Scheme:
  • AHRC: Any time for application
MOST top-up funding for Taiwan partners
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 1.1 International Partnering Awards:

1.2 International Workshops:

2. International Scientific Interchange Scheme:
  • Exchange Visits & Workshops
    1.1 - Deadline for application: November
    - Announcement: February next year
    - Duration of funding: 2 yr
    - Amount: £25K/NT$1200L
  • 1.2 – Deadline for application: November
    - Announcement: February next year
    - Amount: £10k by each side
  • 2. Individual visit: anytime for application
1.1 & 1.2 Cost share
2. MOST top-up funding for Taiwan partners


Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) is the first national democracy assistance foundation to be established in Asia, and is devoted to strengthening democracy and human rights in Taiwan and abroad.

The Foundation's primary concerns are to further consolidate Taiwan's democratic system, to promote democracy in Asia, and to participate actively in the global democratic network. The Foundation is committed to the vision of working together with like-minded organizations and individuals, building on Taiwan's experience to advance a new wave of democratization worldwide.

The TFD has three grants programmes: international grants, domestic grants, and grants to Taiwan’s major political parties. The TFD’s international grants programme is designed to assist organizations based outside of Taiwan to carry out projects to promote democracy and human rights. International non-governmental organizations, academic institutions or think tanks, and other related organizations are eligible to apply. Geographically, the programme places a priority on support for projects that address the Asian region, but projects in other regions occasionally receive funding. For further information and application forms, please check the TFD website.

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