Help fund your work by applying for one of our grants. We provide grants for Harvard University undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty on a range of activities that support research and learning about Greater China:

For Undergraduates:

Summer Language Grants

For undergraduates who plan to enroll in a summer language program for intermediate or advanced language study of languages necessary for research in China Studies. 

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Summer Research Grants

Our fellowships support undergraduates who plan to conduct academic research on Greater China.

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Taiwan Studies Grants

Travel grants to support Harvard University undergraduates to travel to Taiwan for advanced language training or academic research during the fall or spring semester.

Undergraduates apply here through CARAT

Deadline: December 1, 2022 for Taiwan study during Spring 2023 semester

Winter Term Grants

We offer a limited number of small grants to assist undergraduate students with financial need to participate in optional Winter Term programs related to Chinese studies.

Apply here through CARAT

Deadline: October 10, 2022

For Graduate Students:

Term-Time Travel Grants

Co-sponsored by the Harvard China Fund to support travel to or within China for research during the semester. All Harvard graduate students whose primary research domain is related to China Studies are welcome to apply here through CARAT

Deadline: November 1, 2022, for travel during the Spring 2023 semester

Summer Research Grants

Supporting graduate student research on Greater China and Chinese diasporas.

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Summer Language Grants

Supporting advanced study of the languages necessary to pursue research related to Chinese studies.

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Taiwan Studies Grants

Our Taiwan Studies grants enable graduate students to travel to Taiwan for research or language study during term time or winter break.

Graduate students apply here through CARAT

Deadline extended to: October 10, 2022, for Taiwan study during winter break.

Deadline: December 1, 2022, for Taiwan study during spring semester.

Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship

Supporting 1-2 Harvard graduate students undertaking social science research projects in China for 4 months or longer. 

Apply here through CARAT

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Faculty and Junior Scholars

Conferences and book workshops

We provide grants to support faculty-led conferences, book workshops, and research proposals from Harvard faculty.

Application deadline: Rolling. Please email to let us know you have applied.