GTI Taiwan Scholarship Program: Applications Are Open!
The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI), a 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to enhancing the relationship between Taiwan and the international community, especially the United States, is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Taiwan Scholarship Program, the details of which are listed below. The deadline to submit completed applications is 5 pm (ET) on September 30, 2022.
The Taiwan Scholarship will fund American researchers to conduct short-term field research in Taiwan. Through this scholarship, GTI hopes to encourage scholars, policy practitioners, and media professionals to pursue research-oriented projects related to Taiwan that are informed by their personal observations and experiences within the island and its vibrant democratic society.
Scholarship recipients will be granted USD $10,000 to support field research in Taiwan for a term of up to one year. The funding will be provided in three installments, to accompany benchmarks for project completion. Upon awardees’ completion of the field research, they will submit a 10,000 to 15,000-word report of their findings; GTI reserves the right of first refusal to publish this report on its platforms.
Researchers and professionals, who are US citizens or permanent residents, with a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research related, but not limited, to Taiwan’s democratic development, politics, security, international relations, economy, and social changes are welcome to apply. Preference will be given, but not limited, to researchers who have not previously performed field research in Taiwan. Doctoral students conducting dissertation field studies are also eligible to apply. To view the profiles of past scholarship recipients and their research, see here.
Please note that applicants must secure a partner institution in Taiwan prior to departure for Taiwan. Applicants should seek supplementary funding if the Taiwan Scholarship awarded by GTI is insufficient.
Please submit the following materials via one email to GTI at email@example.com.
Project Proposal: Briefly describe the purpose of the project; identify the local institution(s) and location(s) where the project research will be conducted; describe the background and scope of the project, as well as the methodology and research questions to be answered; the expected outcomes; and the policy significance of the project.
Project Timeline: State the starting date, benchmarks for progress, and estimated completion of the project.
Budget: Include a narrative explanation of how the scholarship funds will be utilized.
Primary researcher’s (or researchers’) curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 3 pages).
Submit a statement of interest (one page).
Submit two professional letters of recommendations.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) the proposal’s clarity, the appropriateness of methodology, the investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) the proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and to the field of Taiwan study; (3) the proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization; (4) the proposal’s feasibility; and (5) two letters of recommendation.
Scholarship applications must be received by 5 pm (ET) on September 30, 2022. Decisions will be announced in early November. For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.