Call for Applications: 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 2022. These small grants are designed to support historical research on modern Taiwan
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.
Due to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 fellowships will generally be completed remotely. Requests to have a residential fellowship at the Wilson Center will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the applicant must demonstrate a particular need for the fellowship to be in-person.
Fellowship recipients will receive a three month affiliation with the Center’s History and Public Policy Program. They will also receive a one-time stipend payment 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 as long as they are for purposes legitimately connected to the research project outlined in the original proposal.
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.
Recipients will be expected to share some of their findings and work with the Wilson Center community through a blog post(s) for the Sources & Methods blog, a working paper, a webinar presentation, contributions to DigitalArchive.org, or some other mutually agreed upon activity by the end of their fellowship appointment.
Applicants should submit the following materials to Charles.Kraus@wilsoncenter.org with the subject line “Taiwan Fellowship Application”:
- A current curriculum vitae (3 pages, max)
- 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 Sunday, November 7, 2021, by 11:59 EST. The History and Public Policy Program will commence a review of all applications at that time with the goal of announcing the results by early December.
Questions prior to the deadline may be directed to Charles.Kraus@wilsoncenter.org.
The fellowships are generously supported by the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation and administered by the History and Public Policy Program.