FY15 Call for Proposals

The Harvard China Fund administers the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program to advance the research goals of Harvard faculty in collaboration with Chinese partners. Since 2007, the Harvard China Fund has awarded faculty grants totaling over $2.4 million to 29 recipients from across the University. In 2013, the Harvard China Fund expanded the program to offer support for academic conferences to be held at the Harvard Center Shanghai, and now the funding focus has shifted to this category.

For the FY15 grant cycle, we are offering two conference grants of up to $60,000 each. Please note the proposed conference should take place in Shanghai, at the Harvard Center Shanghai, preferably between April 2015 and March 2016. We welcome proposals in all research fields.
Preference will be given to proposed projects for which funding might not be otherwise available from traditional sources. Proposals are judged partially or fully on the following criteria:
  • Academic excellence and benefit to or involvement of Harvard faculty
  • Feasibility, innovation and interdisciplinary nature
  • Organizational support (from Harvard and from Chinese universities and relevant institutions)
  • Potential for impact in China
Application Details
Proposals will be reviewed by the Harvard China Fund Steering Committee (comprised of 14 scholars from 10 of the University’s schools). The grant competition is open to full-time Harvard faculty at the assistant, associate, or full professorial rank.
Conference proposals should include Harvard faculty and Chinese colleagues, as well as other international scholars as appropriate. Please submit a written proposal including:
  • Conference topic
  • Rationale—why is this important? what are the objectives?
  • Target participants
  • Time frame
  • Preliminary budget
September 30, 2014.
Interested applicants should e-mail their proposal to Julia Cai at juliacai@fas.harvard.edu. 
Award announcement: Final decisions will be announced by October 31, 2014.
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