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Faculty Funding Opportunites

Confucius China Studies Program

Many of the funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students listed below are available through the Confucius China Studies Program.

Conference Funding

Faculty can receive funding through the Confucius Institute in two ways. Consult with UBCI staff to discuss which application is most appropriate for your project.

  1. Proposals directly to UBCI for funding to support China-related conferences, symposia, workshops and artistic production at UB. Funding is limited, so applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources to supplement Confucius Institute funding. Proposals for graduate student conferences will be considered.
    Read the 2021 conference/symposium call for proposals
  2. Application directly to Hanban’s International Conference Grant Program to organize or attend an international academic conference in China Studies. 
    More information and application instructions

Confucius Institute Lecture Series

UB faculty members are encouraged to submit nominations for the Confucius Institute Lecture Series. The China-related talk should be of interest to professors and students from the faculty member’s department, but also general enough to attract a broader audience. UBCI can pay for domestic transportation, accommodations, and a modest honorarium for the speaker.
Read the 2020-21 lecture series call for proposals

Understanding China Fellowship for Visiting Scholars to China

Supports tenured or tenure-track professors to conduct research in China in collaboration with Chinese colleagues for periods of 2 weeks to 6 months. Provides 10,000 RMB per month and reimburses for round trip international airfare.
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Understanding China Fellowship for Chinese Scholars

Funds senior Chinese scholars to teach credit-bearing courses at foreign universities, usually for 6-12 months. This is a low-cost way for UB departments to offer valuable content courses on China. Scholars can be recommended by UB or chosen from a pool selected by Hanban.
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Understanding China Short Term Visit

Supports senior officials from government, educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations to undertake collaborative projects with their Chinese counterparts for periods of two weeks to two months.
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Sino-foreign PhD Research Fellowship

Sponsors PhD students to conduct doctoral research at a Chinese university for up to two years. Applications are submitted directly to Hanban, with a support letter from UBCI.
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Publication Grant

Provides funding for editing, translation, publication, circulation and advertising monographs and dissertations in China studies.
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Funding for Library Resources

UBCI can request from Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban academic works published in China to be placed in the Confucius Reading Area in Lockwood Library. All UB faculty members may recommend Chinese works in any field that would help build UB’s collection in China studies.
Email the Confucius Institute for more information