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Taiwan Studies Workshop Fund

The North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) offers funding (up to $300 per workshop) for workshops / working meetings to be hosted in the U.S. or Canada that focus on discussing topical issues in Taiwan studies. The goal of this fund is to promote scholarly discussion on Taiwan studies at the regional level. Applicant must be a NATSA member, representing student or research groups not for profit. Application is on a rolling basis but there is a limited amount of funding per year.

A typical workshop involves a small group (10-20) of scholars (including students) who meet for at least two hours. The workshop could be flexible in terms of the discussion format; for example, 2-3 panelists presenting their research related to Taiwan followed by a discussion with audiences, or group debate on a timely topic in Taiwan studies. The workshop could be a special session of an existing series (e.g., Fri. Philo 哲學星期五, academic salon 學術沙龍, reading group 讀書會). Priority is given to workshops that:

  • devote the majority of time to discussion and/or debate rather than to the presentation of papers. 

  • engage participants from diverse disciplines and various institutions, ideally with varying expertise in Taiwan Studies. 

  • involve at least one faculty member. 

  • propose to yield a workshop proceeding; e.g., written summary, digital records.


Application procedure

  1. Submit this Form of Interest at least one month prior to the workshop. See next page for examples.

  2. The contact person will be notified within a week regarding funding decision. If your proposed workshop is selected, please expect to arrange a call with NATSA to finalize workshop details and method of payment. 

  3. The contact person is responsible for completing a summary report within one month post the workshop and send to

  • Includes a 250-word summary of the workshop 

  • Photos from the workshop is required (encouraged to tag NATSA on facebook); the contact person is responsible for getting consent from the participants. 

To acknowledge the support received from NATSA, we encourage publications related to the workshop (e.g., flyer, website, summary report) to include the NATSA logo and website ( Unless otherwise requested, NATSA has the right to publicize the workshop through our newsletter and social media.


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