Publication Subsidies


Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication budgets should not exceed US$10,000. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included.

For periodicals and journals, the Foundation will support one year's worth of publication. The application for the publication of conference proceedings requires a completed, edited draft.

All applications must include the following items, in the order listed below:

  1. Project abstracts (in Chinese and English).
  2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget).
  3. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length.
  4. All applications should also include curriculum vitae of the project director and any co-directors/authors, as well as lists of publications over the last five years related to the proposed project, and any relevant supporting materials.
  5. Letter of agreement from the publisher.
  6. Table of contents.
  7. Outline and two chapters of the manuscript.
  8. At least two reviews of the proposed publication sent to the Foundation directly by the publisher.


  1. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Funding is not available for university administrative costs including overhead or endowments.
  3. The Foundation does not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment.
  4. Foundation funds can only be transferred to and managed by institutional accounts. Letters of support from the applicant's institution must express the institution's willingness to comply with these procedures.
  5. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.
  6. When preparing itemized budgets, please use US dollars as the unit of currency.
  7. The Foundation reserves the right to post project abstracts and reports on its websites.


All applications must be submitted to our online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. The online application database is available annually from August 1st to September 15th and December 1st to January 15th of the following year. (to start the application process, please click here)


  1. The deadlines for Publication Subsidy Grant applications are: September 15 and January 15.
  2. Final results for applications made before September 15 are announced in late December. Results of applications submitted for the January 15 deadline are announced in late May.


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