Opportunities: Reading-Wo​rkshop grants in China Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is offering the Collaborative Reading-Workshop grants through the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies.

Grants in amounts up to $15,000 will support the explorative reading of texts that illuminate aspects of the cultures, histories, and societies of China in a workshop format that crosses both disciplinary borders and scholarly generations. The collaborative aspect refers to scholars’ contributing their own research, expertise, and perspectives to yield new insights and interpretations.

The workshops will provide the means for calling together colleagues and graduate students for a basic humanistic activity, but one that is rarely funded as such. The meetings will allow participants from separate specializations, but with kindred interests, to work through material that is clearly of wide significance, but that requires the right assembly of colleagues for thorough examination. Chances to do this do not come often.

The format of workshops may vary according to the topic and the need; the guidelines on our website welcome creative design. We insist only that each workshop be based on a series of texts (in the relevant languages) that can illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event.

More information on these grants, including the application, is available here.

Please see the 2012 Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grantees here.

The deadline for this competition is November 19, 2013.

Please send all inquiries to chinastudies@acls.org.

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