Confucius Institute Call for Research Proposals
I write to solicit research proposals for the Confucius Institute for 2018.
The Arts and Sciences of Columbia University signed an agreement with Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarter in Beijing in 2013 to help enhance Columbia faculty’s collaborations with Chinese scholars in teaching and research. Vice President for Arts and Sciences David Madigan now serves as the chair of the board of directors. I have been asked to chair Program Committee to select projects to receive funding from the Hanban grant. The other members of the Committee this year are Myron Cohen, Eugenia Lean, Lening Liu, and Lydia Liu. Haruo Shirane, the chair of EALAC, serves as ex officio member.
According to the agreement signed by Arts and Sciences at Columbia University and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, Hanban will provide funding for “Confucius Institute Research projects” related to the study of Chinese history and Chinese culture. This program has been expanded to include research projects on interactions between China and other East Asian countries.
On behalf of the Program Committee, I am writing to solicit proposals for conferences, workshops or other programs on any of the above subjects. Because this grant is designed to foster closer collaborations between Chinese and Columbia scholars, preference will be given to projects that involve Chinese scholars. Renmin University of China is currently our designated partner university so the inclusion of faculty from this institution is desirable, but it does not preclude inviting scholars from other institutions in China or the U.S. We are also open to programs that can be held in Beijing or take place at the Beijing Global Center.
We invite proposals for projects or conferences/workshops that are scheduled to take place between February 1, 2018 and December 31. Requests for funding may not exceed $23,000.
When submitting a proposal, please include the following:
Cover Page including
Name of the Project
One paragraph abstract
Key organizers at Columbia and in China with affiliations
Start and end date
Total amount of money requested
The “Proposal” describing the purpose of the program, its intended contribution to our understanding of China and the product that the program will produce should not exceed 3 pages. In addition, you must include a detailed budget. In planning workshops and conferences please include support for logistical staff/student assistants, etc. as these services cannot be provided by existing departmental or institute staff. You may combine funding from Hanban with other funding.
The deadline for all proposals is December 10th, 2017.
Please send applications to:
Hanban/Confucius Institute Program Committee
c/o Shang, Wei
626 Kent Hall
Or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of EALAC
Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture