Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies at Princeton University and recipient of the first-ever Tang Prize in Sinology Yu Ying-shih donated his NT$10 million grant accompanying the Tang Prize to the founding of a new fellowship, the “Yu Ying-shih Fellowship for the Humanities.” Active from May 2015 through 2019, the fellowship is intended to support promising researchers and scholars in the humanities fields with the financial assistance needed to complete dissertations and other larger academic works. The focus of the fellowship is on research spanning the many fields of the humanities and Sinology, including history, linguistics, archaeology, philosophy, religion, classical studies, literary studies, and the arts. Young scholars under the age of 45 in any of the recognized fields engaged in the writing of a doctoral thesis or academic publication are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Each year, six recipients are named as fellowship recipients: three recipients for the Academic Publication Scholarship, worth NT$360,000 each; and three recipients for the Dissertation Scholarship, worth NT$240,000 each.
The application deadline for the 2015 fellowship is Monday, August 31. Any students or writers engaged in a dissertation or larger academic writing project are welcome and encouraged to apply. For application details please visit the website of the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica:
Application information at the IHP Website (Chinese):