CIW Research Support Grant

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The CIW Research Support Grant will assist current CIW Academic Members of The Australian National University to support research focussed on China, Taiwan, or the Chinese diaspora. The aim of this grant is to promote the study of China.


Funding is in the form of a small grant up to $5,000. The grant will be paid as a lump sum.

The grant can be used to fund:
• Conference/fieldwork travel
• Research assistance
• Editing
• Translation
• Data expenses

For travel within Australia, the grant will contribute towards paying for economy return airfares and actual expenses related to travel, e.g. accommodation, in country travel, passport, visa, vaccinations and other preventative medicines.

Travel insurance will be covered by ANU for travel that has been approved by the relevant delegated authority. CIW Members are strongly advised to consult the University’s Travel Insurance Policy and should consider seeking advice from the University's Insurance Officer. Proof of travel expenses may be requested by the College.


Funds must be used within 12 months following receipt of the award


Applicants must:

• Be a CIW Academic Member;
• Have the demonstrated support of your School supervisor (a simple email supporting the application is sufficient).

Application and Selection

This scheme is open all year. All eligible applications will be considered, however, as there is a limited pool of funding, applications are considered on a first come, first served basis.


Successful applicants will be contacted using their ANU email address and will need to return a signed letter of offer and Conditions of Award. If successful, funds will be transferred from CIW to your School for disbursement to you.

Any unspent funds must be returned to CIW.

Successful applicants are required to submit a short report (500 words) at the end of their grant.

Application Process

  1. Ensure you have reviewed this scheme’s guidelines to assess eligibility;
  2. Fill out the 2021 CIW Research Support Grant;
  3. All criteria in the form must be followed before submitting the application;

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Updated:  6 October 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team