Harvard China Faculty Grant Program

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Partnerships: Teaching and Research Across the Pacific

As the major internal funder of Harvard research related to China, the Harvard China Fund administers the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program to advance the research goals of Harvard faculty and improve the education of Harvard students, in collaboration with Chinese partners. Beginning in 2013, the Harvard China Fund expanded the program to offer support for academic conferences, now the funding focus of the program, to be held at the Harvard Center Shanghai. Please see our FY16 Call for Proposals (due October 31, 2015) for more information about this year's program.

Since 2007, the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program has awarded over $2.2 million in grants to 24 faculty from across the University. A sampling of funded projects includes:

archaeology • cataloguing of local histories • civil society/nonprofit organizations • crisis management research/training • disability law and rights • economic growth/air pollution control • health systems reform • humanities education • insurance access • landscape and ecological urbanism • medical training • mental health stigma • moral and civic engagement • seismic hazard assessment • social injustice • village development • water purification • conference on next wave of Chinese urbanization

Every school at Harvard has multiple projects and academic partners in China. Please visit Past Awards for more details.

Beginning in 2011, an Annual Research Symposium is held at the Harvard Center Shanghai to generate research proposals and promote scholarly exchange between Harvard faculty and their Chinese colleagues. These symposia address the following key themes: Humanities and Higher Education • Public Health • Civil Society and Governance • Energy and Environment.

Faculty Grants map