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China Research Grant: The Domestic Dimension Of International Affairs

The Asia Foundation awards a competitive grant to junior professors or post-doctoral fellows based at American universities to conduct research for a period of approximately three to five months in China. The grant enables the selected participants to deepen their understanding and thinking on China’s place in the world and its policies that have international ramifications. Read the program handout.

The application form period closed on March 31, 2015.


This grant program addresses the need for more American scholars to conduct academic research in China to inform understanding of ongoing developments in various sectors in the country. The program seeks to foster the professional development of young academics through on-the-ground study of domestic concerns with linkages to international challenges that could lead to a publication and help with career advancement in American academia.


The Foundation’s Beijing office will assist in finalizing placement arrangements between the successful candidates and the Chinese host institutions, taking into account the participants’ existing contacts and knowledge of Chinese professor(s) who could mentor or collaborate on his/her proposed research.


A three to five month period that begins before August, 2016. Specific dates will be determined in consultation with the selected candidates.


The awards will cover round-trip international economy class airfare, visa fees, lodging, meals, and travel costs in China.


Applicants should be junior professors or post-doctoral fellows whose professional interests focus on the domestic dimensions of Chinese foreign policy. Specific eligibility requirements include:


Application form and supporting documents should be submitted to Mr. Gerald Martin in The Asia Foundation’s San Francisco Office by March 31, 2015.

Download China Research Grant Application Form 2015

Completed application materials may be emailed to (Subject Line: "China Research Grant Application") or sent by mail to:

Attn: Gerald Martin, Director
Asian American Exchange
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104


For further questions, please contact:

Gerald Martin
Director, Asian American Exchange
Tel: 415-743-3304

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