CIW Resources for Chinese Studies
CIW Resources for Chinese Studies is a program initiated by the Australian Centre on China in the World and is designed to support innovative and cross-disciplinary research and education in Chinese Studies at universities in Australia. It provides funding for research workshops, scholarly visits and other research-related activities in the context of the brief and research priorities of CIW.
Purpose of the Program
The goals of the program are to:
Funding is available to any academic, student or professional based in Australia or an Australian-based tertiary institution with a record of research in Chinese Studies or who is involved in the promotion of Chinese Studies.
Applications from youth groups, large groups or community organisations will only be considered where the activity can be demonstrated to advance the aims of CIW and meet the goals of the program.
Only one application per individual or organisation per year will be accepted under each category (excluding applications re-submitted with additional information at the Selection Committee’s request).
An application can be submitted in a subsequent year once funds from an earlier successful funding application have been fully acquitted.
Funding will be available for four types of activities (as described below). For each activity, organisers will need to have access to other sources of funding.
- Scholarly visits
Co-funding will be awarded for short-term visits by significant scholars in Chinese Studies. Visits should be related to research, collaboration or mentoring activities; they can include visiting overseas scholars who are engaged in research collaboration with colleagues at Australian universities. (Maximum funding per application: 5,000 AUD, GST inclusive. Up to four proposals will be funded in this round)
- Workshops and conferences
Co-funding will be awarded for research workshops. Workshops should be multidisciplinary, intellectually creative and have a focused theme. They should be aimed at producing a significant publication, a specific research agenda, or the discussion of new or expanded methodological contributions to the field. Innovative educational workshops may also be funded. (Maximum funding per application: 20,000 AUD, GST inclusive. Up to three proposals will be funded in this round)
- Special projects
In addition to the traditional formats of scholarly interaction and collaboration, the program will also provide funding for projects whose aim falls within the scope of promoting and supporting the Chinese Studies community but which do not fit into any of the other categories. These might include, but will not be limited to, the production of electronic materials, the collaborative development of educational materials, professional or outreach activities and training programs. (Funding for such initiatives will be up to an amount of 20,000 AUD, GST inclusive. Up to two proposals will be funded in this round)
- CIW non-resident fellowships
These fellowships are intended to support the work of outstanding young scholars (within five years following completion of their PhD) who need to travel from Australia to China or other significant destination in the framework of their research project for short periods of time within 12 months from receiving the funds. The fellowships awarded are intended to cover the costs of research related travel only (for example fieldwork, archival visits, access to source or primary research material). The availability of additional funds from the applicant's home institution is desirable. (The fellowship will be for an amount of 5,000 AUD, GST inclusive. Up to three fellowships will be awarded in this round.)
Each application will be evaluated against the criteria listed below.
- A completed application form and relevant supporting documents that observe word-limit requirements.
- The applicant should provide evidence of other sources of funding for the project.
- The potential for the project to contribute to creative and original research or educational activities in Chinese Studies in Australia and overseas.
- The applicant’s capacity to complete the project and a relevant track record.
- Contribution to the existing research themes of the Australian Centre on China in the World.
- Involvement of researchers in the early stages of their careers either as leaders or as participants in the activity.
- Participation of more than one university/institution.
A committee consisting of three members of the CIW Management Group, and two non-ANU, non-CIW members nominated by the Board of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia will assess applications.
Submitting an application
Application can be submitted any time and will be considered on its merits. Please send the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be notified of the outcome within two months of the application deadline via email.
Funding was made available for scholarly visits, special projects, workshops and conferences and networking activities.
In 2012 the following applicants were successful:2011