China Fund Grants

China Fund Grants

Accepting Applications

January 02, 2023 - February 15, 2023

The China Fund Committee is pleased to invite proposals from Stanford University faculty, departments and programs for purposes or activities which support and promote Chinese studies.  

Current application period starts on January 2.

Applications must be received by February 15.

Awards typically support faculty research travel or materials, course development, seminars, workshops, conferences and research assistantships.

Priority is given to proposals that further Chinese studies at Stanford, including China-related research; library acquisitions and related maintenance or servicing of materials; or the planning, introduction, and improvement of courses, seminars, and other instructional materials related to China.

The awards are intended to serve incremental purposes, not to replace existing dispositions or allocations.  In all cases, a proposal should state how an award will enhance the capacities of the programs at Stanford that specialize in Chinese Studies.

A proposal to the China Fund should include the following components and be sent to Patrick Laboon at

  • Statement of purpose, including explanation of how the proposed activity will enhance Chinese Studies at Stanford
  • Estimated budget, if awarded to begin September 1st
  • Detailed description of funds currently available, applied for, or that will be requested from other sources (internal and external) for the same purpose

Awards are made on a year-to-year basis, subject to annual competition and evaluation.  Awards are subject to term limits and upon expiration, any remaining balance returns to the faculty committee for redistribution in subsequent award cycles.

An e-mail notification will be sent in March 2021.

For questions, please contact  Patrick Laboon at

Fellowship Coordinator

(650) 736-6410 (voice)

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