Ends on November 30, 2018

Pre-Doctoral Research Grants in the amount of $8,000 each are offered by the Tang Center to two students each academic year (2 graduates, or 1 graduate + 1 undergraduate) in pursuit of researches in early Chinese civilization. The proposed research must be carried out outside of New York City. For graduate students, preference is given to research that can contribute to the completion of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation. In the case of undergraduates, the grant is awarded as a summer stipend for research in China.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be fully registered in an undergraduate or graduate program in Columbia University.
  • Applicants must be in good standing.
  • Applicants must be within seven years of registration if graduates, or four years if undergraduates.
Application Requirements:
  • Basic application form
  • Budget breakdown
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • For undergraduate student applicants only:
    • 6 – 7-page double-spaced project proposal that outlines the importance of the project to the applicant’s education
    • Project timeline
  • For graduate student applicants only:
    • 10-page double-spaced project proposal that outlines the importance of the project and the potential contributions of its results to the applicant’s dissertation
    • Project timeline
    • A copy of the applicant’s dissertation prospectus