Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Foundation Fellowships
- Fellowship Applications / Guide for Applicants 2013
- Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Fellowship Recipients (1993-2012)
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- Fellowship Applications / Guide for Applicants
The main objective of the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation is to promote the study of Chinese culture and society, broadly defined. Through its support for international scholarly exchange, the Foundation hopes to create a better understanding between the Chinese and other peoples. Its ultimate goal is to help integrate Chinese cultural values with the emerging global community. The scope of the Foundation’s programs includes, but is not limited to
- 1. Chinese cultural heritage;
- 2. Classical studies (especially literary and historical works);
- 3. Republic of China (including any subject related to the Republic of China, its development and transformation since its establishment, through the Nanking period, and up to the present);
- 4. Taiwan (including its history, archeology, socioeconomic, political and cultural aspects);
- 5. China-related comparative studies
The Foundation will give priority to programs and projects that involve academic cooperation between scholars and institutions in the Republic of China and their counterparts abroad.
Fellowships to be awarded in Canada:
Awards will be given for Ph.D. dissertations and post-doctoral Fellowships.
All applicants must be, or become members in good standing of the Canadian Asian Studies Association.
Doctoral candidates may apply for grants to help finance the completion of their dissertations. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at the time of the award and must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree except for the dissertation. The grants are available annually for doctoral candidates who are not employed or receiving grants from other sources. The Foundation also provides post-doctoral research grants to scholars.
Applicants from Canadian colleges and universities should address enquiries concerning application procedures to:
Professor André Laliberté
Chair CCK Foundation Scholarship Committee (Canada)
School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa
120 Université, FSS 7075
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5 Canada
Telephone: (613) 562-5800, poste 8913
Fax (613) 562-5371
Chiang Ching-Kuo applications must be submitted with ALL supporting materials (1 ORIGINAL and 3 COPIES):
- Four (4) copies of APPLICATION
- Four (4) copies of RESEARCH PROPOSAL
- Four (4) copies of THREE (3) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
- Four (4) copies of CV/RESUME, including a list of PUBLICATIONS and a list of PREVIOUS GRANTS RECEIVED
- Four (4) copies of OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS
- Four (4) copies of PROOF OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP or LANDED IMMIGRANT STATUS
- Please include in your application 3 self-addressed mailing labels
All applications not completed with required number of copies are at the risk of being refused.
Application Deadline: February 1st 2013
All awards are for one year only. Those who want to renew their fellowships for a second year should make a fresh application.
The project proposal
The proposal should be no more than two pages in length (exclusive of references). It should include the following sections:
Please be specific and focussed
(b) Scholarly significance
Applicants are expected to place their research proposal in the context of existing literature; post-doc applicants should also comment on the relationship between their PhD Thesis and the present proposal.
(c) Research Methodology
Applications should include rationale for the choice of research site or host institution, how data are to be collected and analyzed, and a reasonable time-frame for the completion of the project.
(d) Outcomes of Research
Applicants should explain how research results are to be disseminated; how the fellowship will help further their research agenda and/or career development.
Applications should be accompanied by the following items:
(a) personal information and curriculum vitae.
This should include citizenship status, education history, expected date for PhD degree, language proficiency, previous training, conference papers and scholarly publications, if any.
(b) graduate school transcripts.
(c) approval from human subjects’ committee, where appropriate.
(d) three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the CASA Secretariat.
Guidelines for recommenders:
Please comment on the scholarly merits of the proposal and on the applicant’s ability to carry out the research.
e) Please include in your application 3 self-addressed mailing labels
Evaluation shall be based on a formula of 70% on the merit of the proposal, 30% on track record or former academic training and experience.
Guidelines for Evaluating Proposals
a) Relevance: Without interfering with academic freedom, the committee will give priority to projects which will enhance the understanding by Canadians of Chinese linguistics, cultures, history, and societies.
b) Originality: Projects will be ranked according to their potential contributions to existing literature or research methodology. The committee expects applicants to place their projects in the context of relevant current literature, and to demonstrate the originality of their research. For example, a good proposal should be one which has the potential in throwing new light on the subject, providing a critique of the theoretical (and often Euro-American centric) perspectives in their discipline, or offering a path-breaking way to examine an old subject. In the case of a post-doctoral fellowship, a good application should be one that follows from, or expand on, but not identical to, the Ph.D. Thesis.
c) Feasibility: Applications will be ranked according to whether the objective of the research is clearly defined and focussed enough to be completed within the year; whether the data or sources are accessible; whether the applicant’s choice of research site or support institution (in or outside of Asia) is appropriate for the project; whether an unbiased sample could be generated; whether the applicant has demonstrated language proficiency or received sufficient training to conduct the research or analyze the data; and whether the results of the research are verifiable or comparable.
d) Outcome: a good proposal should result in high quality publications, enhance the recipient’s future research program, publication records, and career development.