EATS Funding

EATS SMALL RESEARCH GRANT (SRG)

EATS established the Small Research Grant (EATS SRG) in 2019 in order to encourage, support, and promote research projects about or related to Taiwan in the humanities and social sciences. The winners of 2019 EATS SRG are shown below.

  • Prof. Jana S. Rošker is founder and Head of the Chinese studies at the University in Ljubljana (Slovenia). She obtained her PhD at Vienna University and is specialized in the field of Chinese philosophy and the methodology of intercultural research.

Project title: Modern and Contemporary Taiwanese Philosophy.

  • Miss Sung is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina. Her research broadly focuses on law and politics. She is interested in the role of Constitutional court in new democracies as well as the role of prosecutors in the United States.

Project title: On the Legitimacy of Taiwanese Constitutional Court

EATS is delighted to announce the winners of the Workshop Grant to the following projects:

Workshop: ‘Enlightening’ Taiwan: Communicating Knowledge as/in Social Activism in the Post-Sunflower Era

organised by Chia-Yu Liang, Doctoral Student, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex (UK)

and Po-Han Lee, Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology, University of Sussex (UK)

Workshop: Exploring the Grey Zones: Agency, Activities, and Imaginations at Contemporary Taiwan’s Borders

organised by Dr Hsiao-Chiao Chiu (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)

and Tsung-Lun Alan Wan (PhD student, University of Edinburgh)

1. About EATS Small Research Grant (SRG)

EATS is delighted to announce the establishment of the Small Research Grant (EATS SRG) in order to encourage, support, and promote research projects about or related to Taiwan in the humanities and social sciences. This award, is provided to partially cover the cost of organising conferences, lectures or seminars, recruiting research assistance, establishing archival digitalisation, conducting fieldwork, interpretation, transcribing, publication, or single-authored presentation at conferences, workshops, or seminars.

2. Eligibility – requirement of EATS membership for grant

Researchers who carry on research projects about or related to Taiwan are eligible to apply. It is a prerequisite to acquire EATS membership for the application for this grant. Information about EATS membership benefit can be found here. Please visit EATS website for the registration of EATS membership.

Applicants who have received EATS Library Grant, Young Scholar Award or Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award may apply for this grant, but at least two years should have elapsed since the previous grant or award. This is in order to have EATS funding to be enjoyed by a broad number of members. Current EATS Board Members are not eligible for any of these grant or award.

3. Evaluation of the Applications

Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria. Disciplinary as well as inter-disciplinary applications are welcome to apply.

a. Originality, significance and contribution to Taiwan Studies

b. Feasibility of research design

c. Soundness or innovation of methodology

4. Application Procedure and Final Reports

a. Abstract (150 words)

b. Research Proposal which must include the research design and methodology (three A-4 pages, excluding bibliography/references)

c. Detailed Budget of the proposal to be listed in Euro

d. Curriculum Vitae of the research director(s), including a list of relevant publications

Document Styling is to be in Times New Roman, size twelve, 1.5 spacing, and page numbered.

5. Application Procedure and Research Report

a. Applications must be submitted by email. The deadline for submission is 1st April 2019. The results of the applications are expected to be announced around 15th June 2019. Emails are to be addressed to the following:

-To: info@eats-taiwan.eu

-CC: chunyi.lee@eats-taiwan.eu, jens.damm@eats-taiwan.eu, Beatrice.zani@eats-taiwan.eu

b. Funding will be provided in two stages

- A first instalment after the approval

- A second instalment after the submission of the research report

c. Awardees must submit a Research Report within three months following completion of funded activities. A Research Report should include:

- A narrative report including research findings, outcomes or achievements.

- A financial report including an Expense Form and all original receipts of expense related to the funded activities.

- Submissions should be sent to the above mentioned email account.

6. Acknowledgement

Due acknowledgment of the support received from EATS should be made in any publication resulting from the research (article(s), book(s), conference paper(s) or other academic publications). Publications must be notified to EATS and one copy of any book and/or journal should be sent to EATS (or, at least, an electronic version).

In case of funding awarded for conference presentation, EATS support must be acknowledged in the awardee’s presentation. The presentation slides (or other presentation aids) have to be submitted as part of the Research Report.

EATS will publicise on its website, and through EATS Newsletter, the awardees and the abstracts of their projects. Awardees are expected to contribute to EATS Newsletter after completion.