Ministry of Education encourages U.S. universities to establish a
ˇ§Taiwan Study ˇ¨ program by providing yearly funding up to
US$100,000 for a maxium period 5 years. ˇ§Taiwan
Studiesˇ¨ is defined as interdisciplinary or academic research and
teaching with institutional oversight on topics germane to the study of
Taiwan. Proposed studies may focus on topical issues in the humanities
and social sciences as well as on other areas of significant research
and pedagogical interests.
The Project provides funding for one or more of the following:
1. Taiwan Studies courses: these include a wide possibility of
graduate and undergraduate programs, lectureship or credit courses on
Taiwan Studies topics.
2. Scholarly visits and exchange: establish a platform to invite
accomplished local and international Taiwan Studies scholars to
symposia and conferences and to conduct short-term research as well as
engage in teaching and other academic activities.
3. Taiwan Studies publications: design a substantial curriculum
and develop textbooks and teaching material for a Taiwan Studies
program; publish relevant research papers, books, and academic journals.
4. Scholarships: set up Taiwan Studies scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students as well as post-docs.
5. Databases and archives: build or expand a databank of
Taiwan Studies to include substantial amount of books and digital
6. Academic activities: host Taiwan Studies conferences,
seminars and forums, teaching workshops, exhibitions, and other related
universities or research institutes please contact
Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in
Los Angeles ( address :
3731 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 770 Los Angeles, CA 90010, EmailˇGinfo@tw.org ) before
the end of September each year to discuss the possibility of a
or multi-year project to promote Taiwan Studies in the Applicantˇ¦s institution or region to begin in the following year.
More details please see
in the Ministry of Education, Taiwan Studies
Project Application Guidelines.