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Mini-Grant for Confucius China Studies Program

The Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee is now offering mini-grants to help fund your research or study proposal preparation.  By applying for these, you have the opportunity to receive a grant to help with all the prep work necessary to apply for the fellowships and research opportunities listed below.  With the main goals of developing a greater understanding of modern-day Chinese culture and fostering strong relationships between people in the U.S. and China, receiving a fellowship gives you the opportunity to proudly represent your university and the Confucius Institute while furthering your research and/or education.  The Confucius China Studies Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  1. Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
  2. Ph.D. in China Fellowship
  3. “Understanding China” Fellowship
  4. Young Leaders Fellowship
  5. International Conference Grant
  6. Publication Grant

This Mini-Grant Program is designed to support UT faculty and students to prepare proposals for application to the Confucius China Studies Program.  The seed money provided through this Mini-Grant Program intends to help cover some expenses related to the proposal preparation such as preliminary data collection, acquiring relevant publications, temporary student assistance, research travel expenses, etc.

Submit digital copies of your application form and itemized budget proposal to Ms. Wenting Pi (contact info below) by November 10, 2014.

For more details, including an outline of the application procedure, see the guidelines on confucius.utk.edu. For questions, please contact Ms. Wenting Pi at 974-5753 or send an email to confucius@utk.edu.