Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad
Doctoral candidates who are Republic of China (ROC) citizens and who are completing the last stage of their Ph.D. research at an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for fellowships for the completion of dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants for ROC dissertation fellowships must be doing research on topics related to Chinese culture and society, the development of the Republic of China, or Taiwan Studies. Their dissertations should cover one of the following fields: literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, art, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, legal studies, economics, or media studies. Only students who have graduated from an accredited university or college in the Republic of China, and who do not have foreign permanent residence status or citizenship, are eligible to apply.
Applicants should inform the Foundation if they are applying for or subsequently receive other sources of funding. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. The maximum amount of each award is US$18,000, which is given for a period extending one year. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period. Funding for successful applications will begin in July. The completed thesis should not be submitted until the next calendar year.
Applications for Dissertation Fellowships will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
A. Items to be submitted with the electronic application
(1) A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length (single-spaced in 12 point type using Times New Roman font 新細明體, 字高12, 單行間距);
(2) Departmental letter demonstrating proof of candidacy;
(3) Official transcript(s);
(4) Copy of ROC passport and valid visa for country in which applicant is studying;
(5) Curriculum vitae (English and Chinese).
B. Items to be mailed directly to the Foundation
(1) Two letters of recommendation, including one by the dissertation advisor (submitted in sealed envelopes signed by the recommending professor).
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
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