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:


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 Chinese Studies. 

Deadline: February 7, 2022

Summer research grants

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

Deadline: February 7, 2022

Taiwan Studies

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: July 1, 2022 for study during Fall 2022

Winter Term

We offer a limited number of small grants to assist undergraduate students with financial need to participate in Optional Winter Term programs in China and Taiwan.

Apply here through CARAT

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Graduate Students

Travel funding initiative

Supporting travel for graduate students to conduct research in China Studies.

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Research grants

Supporting graduate student research on Greater China and Chinese diasporas.

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Language grants

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

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Taiwan Studies

Our Taiwan Studies grants enable our graduate students to travel to Taiwan for research or language study.

Graduate students apply here through CARAT

Deadline: July 1, 2022 for study during Fall 2022

Conference travel

Supporting Harvard University graduate students to participate in professional conferences to present their original research on Chinese studies.

Apply here through CARAT

Deadline: Rolling

Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellows

Supporting Harvard graduate students undertaking social science research projects in China.  Apply here through CARAT

Deadline: March 28, 2022

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.