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Call for Applications: 2024 Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program invites applications for several Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation fellowships in Taiwan Studies that will be awarded in 2024. These small grants are designed to support historical research on modern Taiwan

TypeProgram Scholarship
OpenDecember 11, 2023 — January 31, 2024
DeadlineJanuary 31, 2024

The History and Public Policy Program invites applications for the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation Fellowship in Taiwan Studies, a program designed to support policy-relevant historical research on modern Taiwan.

Fellowship recipients will receive a grant ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 USD, depending on the number of fellowships awarded and based on the merits of the individual proposals. The funds may be flexibly utilized by recipients during the summer and/or fall of 2024 as long as they are for purposes legitimately connected to the research project outlined in the original proposal. 

The Wilson Center does not request any financial reporting following the conclusion of the grant, but does expect a brief narrative summary of what was accomplished as a result of the fellowship. Recipients are also strongly encouraged to share some of their findings and work with the Wilson Center and the broader academic community through a blog post(s) for the Sources & Methods blog, contributions to, or some other mutually agreed upon activity following the fellowship period. 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from historians and historically-minded researchers studying Taiwan’s domestic politics, society, and international relations during the Cold War era and those whose research has a strong archival dimension to it. Researchers working on other time periods or topics in Taiwan’s history are still welcome to apply.

Applicants must have received a doctorate in their field of study or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.

The History and Public Policy Program is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the research grants based solely on their merits.

Applicants should submit the following materials to with the subject line “Taiwan Fellowship Application”:

  1. An application cover sheet;
  2. A current curriculum vitae (3 pages, max);
  3. A proposal that introduces the research project and its significance and explains how the fellowship will support the project (2-3 pages)

The application deadline is January 31, 2024, by 11:59 EST. The History and Public Policy Program and its external advisors will commence a review of all applications at that time with the goal of announcing the results within 30 days.

Questions prior to the deadline may be directed to

The fellowships are generously supported by the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation and administered by the History and Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center.