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Research Grants

Basic Requirements

Research grants are offered on a competitive basis. The duration of each project is from one to three years. However, applicants of approved multi-year projects should re-apply every subsequent year and submit a report of the progress of the project to the Taipei Center at the end of each year.

Applicants must have a full-time teaching or research position in an academic institution. Graduate students can apply only with their supervisor, in which case a certain amount of the grant can be used as stipend for the student.

The maximum amount per grant is EUR12,000 per year, of which a maximum of EUR6,000 may be used to cover research expenses. In addition, a maximum of EUR 6,000 may be used as a stipend to cover cost of living expenses. Research expenses include fieldwork expenses, book acquisition, and equipment below EUR1,500. Each applicant can apply for equipment only once in a three-year period.

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

  1. 1. Project abstract (approximately 500 words).

  2. 2. A detailed itemized budget (If this sum is to be supplemented by matching funds, please include this information in the budget).

  3. 2. A description of the proposed project of no more than 7 pages in length.

  4. 3. Curriculum vitae of the project director and all co-directors, including lists of publications over the last five years that are related to the proposed project.

  5. 4. Letters of support from the applicant(s) and participating institution(s).

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted to our online application database. E-mail and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted every year from August 1 (to start the application process, please click here).


  1. 1. The application period for Research Grants is from August 1 to October 15. Applications after October 15 will not be accepted.

  2. 2. A list of grant recipients will be announced in early June of the year following the October deadline.

  3. 3. For applications which do not receive funding, the Foundation will inform the institutions and project directors within seven days after the results are made public. For applications that do receive support, the Foundation will inform the institutions and project directors as quickly as possible in order to arrange for contracts to be signed.

  4. 4.The Foundation does not provide a written critique for unsuccessful applications

    Contact Information

    Tel: +886-2-2704-5333 ext. 19