THE CHINA STUDIES CENTRE RESEARCH GRANTS SCHEME

CSC grants

Second Round August 2017
Applications have closed

The China Studies Centre (CSC) will administer a small research grants scheme in 2017 to support
certain research activities of the Centre’s members. Members who are academics holding salaried continuing
positions, or otherwise qualify for funding as specified below may apply for, in some instances, up to
$10,000 funding to support activities related to or in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

  • Preference will be given to applications from, or involving, early career researchers.
  • Preference will be given to applications where the applicant can show that the funds requested are matched or exceeded by funding from an additional party, which may be internal or external to the University of Sydney.
  • Funding cannot be expended on payments for research or salary for persons not employed by the University of Sydney.
  • Multidisciplinary research proposals are particularly welcome. The Centre focuses on support for this area, and preference will be given to applications with a strong cross-disciplinary focus.
  • It is a condition of the grants that successful recipients contribute to the CSC through a seminar, oped, article or other piece of work for the CSC after their project is concluded. Recipients must also formally acknowledge the support received from the CSC in whatever final publications or activities arise from their supported activity.
  • Activities for which applications are made must be concluded within 12 months of receiving funding.

 

For detailed information, please refer to the updated Guidelines

CATEGORIES OF GRANTS

CSC Conference Facilitation Grants

Application Form

CSC Conference Facilitation Grants are available to a qualified CSC member who is presenting at an academic conference in Australia or elsewhere in the world, provided the member is either presenting on a China-related topic, or presenting (on any topic) at an academic conference based in Greater China. The aim of the funding is to support academic members' mobility within their domestic and global academic community. Recipients must demonstrate that they identify as members of the CSC at the international and/or domestic conferences they attend. It should be noted that the CSC will only fund one conference per application. Funding is limited to costs associated with attendance at the conference, including travel, conference fees, accommodation and a small allowance for meals (up to AUD $50 per day).

CSC Short - term Visitor (Incoming) Facilitation Grants

Application Form

CSC Short‐term Visitor (Incoming) Facilitation Grants are intended to cover some of the costs associated with hosting an academic from another institution (domestic or international) with the view to building institutional relationships that strengthen the study of China. Links with the preferred partners as outlined in the University’s policies in relation to its engagement with China are welcome, but not mandatory. The funding can be used towards agreed expenses as outlined in the application such as airfares, train fares, accommodation and meals (NB: per diems will not be funded). The CSC must be given appropriate attribution at any events or in any publicity which occur in association with the visit. There is also an expectation that the visitor or host will provide content for the CSC website relevant to the visit, and engage with the media, identifying themselves as a CSC-supported visitor.

CSC Short - term Visitor (Outgoing) Facilitation Grants

Application Form

CSC Short‐term Visitor (Outgoing) Facilitation Grants are intended to cover some (but not all) of the costs associated with the University of Sydney academic staff being hosted by another institution (domestic or international) with the view to building institutional relationships that strengthen the study of China. Links with the preferred partners as outlined in the outlined in the University’s policies in relation to its engagement with China are welcome, but not mandatory. Applicants must submit a copy of the invitation letter from their proposed host institution along with their application. The funding can be used towards agreed expenses as outlined in the application such as airfares, train fares, accommodation and meals (NB: per diems will not be funded). The CSC must be given appropriate attribution at any events or in any publicity which occur in association with the visit. There is also an expectation that the recipient will China Studies Centre 2017 2nd Round Research Grants Guidelines provide content for the CSC website relevant to the visit, and engage with the media, identifying themselves as a CSC-supported visitor. This funding is for short-term visits only (generally not exceeding one month) and cannot be used to fund Special Studies Program (SSP) or longer visits.

CSC Seed Funding Grants

Application Form

CSC Seed Funding Grants will provide CSC academic members with seed funding for research. These grants can be used to facilitate short field trips to Greater China. Applicants must submit a research proposal outlining the theme, the budget needed, and the expected research output. Applications must show a clear connection between the proposed activity and the application for future funding and grants. The funding can be used towards agreed expenses as outlined in the application such as airfares, accommodation and meals (NB: per diems will not be funded). Upon completion, grant recipients are expected to present one seminar in Sydney on the research conducted, and complete a research outcomes report. They are also required to acknowledge the support of the Centre in their research.

CSC Publishing Support Grants

Application Form

CSC Publishing Support Grants will provide funding which will enable academics who have had material accepted for publication to apply for publication assistance. Funding may be used to assist with all procedural aspects of publication, including, but not limited to, assistance with translation, indices and editing. Applicants will need to demonstrate in the application to the Research Committee that their work has been accepted for publication. The CSC must be given appropriate attribution at any events or in any publicity which occur in association with the publication as well as within the publication itself. There is also an expectation that the recipient will provide content for the CSC’s website regarding the publication.

CSC Graduate Research Students Support Grants

Application Form

CSC Graduate Research Students Support Grants will contribute to activities for Graduate Research Students at the University of Sydney, whose research is about China or takes place in China. The grants aim to integrate, not to replace, other forms of funding available through different sources and will not cover fieldwork costs. Students currently enrolled and up to date with their milestones may apply for individual or collective activities they wish to organise at the University. The goal of such activities should be building a multidisciplinary intellectual community and be of interest to the largest possible community of graduate students within the University.

SUBMISSION

Applications can be made by completing the relevant CSC research grants application form and emailed to together with all supporting documents. Please combine all documents into one file. All applications will be passed on to the CSC Research Committee for adjudication after the applications deadline. Applications will be considered twice per annum, generally within one month of the start of each semester. Please visit the CSC Research page for exact dates.