U.S. and the PRC. Support is limited to the social sciences and humanities, or interdisciplinary research. The dissertation must be related to China, although it may be comparative in nature.
Typical grant size: Up to $20,000
Requirements: No citizenship restrictions apply; however, foreign nationals must be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. candidates in U.S. institutions. Additional requirements apply. See application materials for details.
Asian Cultural Council
Awards in the Visual and Performing Arts
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
Description: The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the visual and performing arts. The emphasis of the ACC's program is on providing opportunities for Asian artists; however, the ACC also awards grants to American artists, scholars, students, and specialists to study, conduct research, and travel in Asia. Projects of significance to Asian-American cultural exchange by arts organizations and educational institutions are also eligible. Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation, crafts, dance, design, film and video, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and theater.
Asian Art Fellowships: The Council provides fellowship support for American scholars, curators, and conservators of Asian art to conduct research and travel in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (among other Asian regions). Individual research projects, visits to Asian institutions in connection with proposed exhibitions of Asian art in the United States, and observation tours to collections, sites, and conservation facilities in Asia will be considered for support. Grants range in duration from one to three months.
Asian Art and Religion Fellowships: American scholars, specialists, and artists wishing to conduct research and undertake projects in South, Southeast, and East Asia involving interdisciplinary study of Asian arts and religion may apply for support through this program. Awards include research fellowships, visiting professorships, and travel grants.