Faculty Research Funding

 

Dr. James Mahshie gives opening remarks during a talk by Dr. Wentao Gu on Speech and Hearing Research at Nanjing Normal University Focusing on Disordered Mandarin Speakers.

 

GW Confucius Institute Research Funding Program aids distinguished university faculty, who are conducting research and engaged in educational activities on China. These awards enable our faculty to pursue groundbreaking research in an array of disciplines and remain on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. From supporting research travel to book publications, the research funding program is committed to enhancing the global reach of our research, expanding our research into new multidisciplinary fields, and assisting faculty in taking their research innovations to the next level.

The research proposals are considered and selected by a peer-review committee composed of GW faculty members. They are ultimately approved by the CCAS Dean. Research results may be disseminated without limitation.


 

2020 Application Closed

The application deadline for 2020 Research Funding has passed. Please subscribe to our newsletter and check back again.

History

Since 2014, the GWCI has granted support for nearly 70 projects in 16 departments, such as Art History, Physics, Economics, and East Asian Languages & Literatures. Some projects to highlight are Dr. James Mahshie’s 2019 “Language outcomes in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants in China” project. It established a research and academic relationship between GW and Chinese universities and hospitals that study and train professionals in areas related to adults and children with speech, language and hearing disorders. In addition, Dr. Steven Balla’s 2017 “The Internet and Political Reform in China: Government Consultation and Citizen Participation” project helped train students at the Research Center for Contemporary China (RCCC) at Peking University to collect and code information about consultation and feedback in a variety of government organizations (at the central, provincial, and local levels). GW Confucius Institute Research Funding program is aimed to support university faculty who are conducting research and engaged in educational activities on China.

(Note: Funding for 2020 Cycle decreased due to research activities cancelled as a result of COVID-19.) 

Total Research Funding by Department

 

Applicant must be:

  • Regular full-time faculty in the humanities and social sciences

  • Specialized full-time faculty in the humanities and social sciences who do not have substantial outside funding to support their activities

Specific activities that are eligible for support include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty travel to China to conduct research
  • Faculty travel to participate in conferences/workshops outside of China
  • Curriculum development for new courses related to China (Flat Comp Rate $2,000 per Course)
  • Hosting speakers and other China-related educational events on GW’s campus

Application Instructions

1. Review the Research Proposals Guidelines for assistance in your application.

2. Email all the following required documents in their application templates to [email protected] prior to the deadline.

  • Application Form in Word format (.docx or .doc)
  • Budget Sheet in Excel format (.xlsx or .xls)
  • Curriculum Vitae (format up to Applicant's discretion)

Any questions can be directed to Professor Steve Balla, the Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute.

Timeline

Application Due Date is usually at 11:59pm, the second Friday of February. It is strongly recommended to submit a complete application as early as possible.

Funding Decision Announcement Date is two weeks after the Application Due Date.

Funding Period begins when the Award is announced and ends on December 31st of that year.

Funding Period Extensions require approval and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

2020

Interim Dean Paul WahlbeckDr. Paul WahlbeckDean, CCAS

Steve Balla profile PhotoDr. Steve BallaGW CI Research Director & Associate Professor, Political Science, CCAS

Gregg Brazinsky's profile photoDr. Gregg BrazinskyProfessor, History, ESIA

Dr. Xiaofei Kang profile PhotoXiaofei KangAssociate Professor, Religion, CCAS

Meina Liu profile PhotoDr. Meina LiuProfessor, Organizational Science & Communication, CCAS

 

2019


Interim Dean Paul WahlbeckDr. Paul WahlbeckDean, CCAS

Steve Balla's profile photoDr. Steve BallaGW CI Research Director & Associate Professor, Political Science, CCAS

Gregg Brazinsky's profile photoDr. Gregg BrazinskyProfessor, History, ESIA

Meina Liu's profile photoDr. Meina LiuProfessor, Organizational Science & Communication, CCAS

2020

  • Dr. Liana Chen, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures (CCAS), "Disability as Cross-Straight Biopolitics: A Taiwanese Film's Afterlife in Mainland China", A Talk by Dr. Hangping Xu"
  • Dr. Yisheng Peng, Assistant Professor, Organizational Science & Communication (CCAS), "Chinese Dual-Earner Couples' Caregiving Burden and Family Well-Being: Can Eldercare-Supportive Supervision Help?"
  • Dr. Ginger Allington, Assistant Professor, Geography (CCAS), "Quantifying Landscape-Scale Response to National-Scale Policies in Inner Mongolian Grasslands"
  • Dr. Steven Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Economics (CCAS), "Turning Chinese: A Theory and Evidence of the Sinification of American Products"
  • Dr. Yan He, China Documentation Center Librarian & Coordinator for International Cooperation, Libraries and Academic Innovation Center, "Mapping Archival and Digital Collections on China Studies"
  • Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor, English (ESIA) & East Asian Languages and Literatures (CCAS), "Identity Formation in the Chinese Diaspora in Britain: Contemporary Theatre as a Case Study"
  • Dr. Douglas Boyce, Associate Professor, Music (Corcoran/CCAS), "Anticipation of A New Lover's Arrival, The. A Dance/Music Collective"
  • Dr. Ning Yu, Assistant Professor, Music (Corcoran/CCAS), "The Third International Chamber Music Festival of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music - Concert Performance with music ensemble yarn/wire"

2019

  • Dr. Maggie Chen, Professor, Economics (ESIA), "'Omnia Juncta in Uno': Foreign Powers, Institutions, and Firms in Shanghai’s Concession Era"
  • Dr. Hongyuan Dong, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures (CCAS), "Curriculum development for a new course on language policy of China"
  • Dr. Graciela Kaminsky, Professor, Economics (ESIA), "Boom-Bust Capital Flow Cycles: China during the First Episode of Financial Globalization"
  • Dr. Xiaofei Kang, Associate Professor, Religion (CCAS), "Fighting 'Feudal Superstitions': the Glory of Labor and the Miracle of Science in Communist Yan’an, 1944-1945"
  • Dr. Jim Mahshie, Professor, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences (CCAS), "Language outcomes in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants in China"
  • Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor, Political Science (ESIA), "China-Japan Relations & Maritime Security"
  • Dr. Bibiana Obler, Associate Professor, Art History (CCAS), "Wang Bing: Lecture and Studio Visits"
  • Dr. Joseph Pelzman, Economics (ESIA), "PRC Outward Investment in Israel: A Model of R&D Acquisition"
  • Dr. Kym Rice, Associate Professor, Museum Studies (Corcoran/CCAS), "Assessing the impact of Museum Studies in China"
  • Dr. Nicholas Vonortas, Professor, Economics (CCAS), "Returnee Academic Entrepreneurship in China"
  • Dr. Ning Yu, Assistant Professor, Music (Corcoran/CCAS), "Chamber Music Concerts and Recordings: Four Collaborations in Four Conservatories"
  • 2019 Award Recipient, Dr. Hongyuan Dong, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics (CCAS), applied his award for "Curriculum development for a new course on language policy of China" to developing a new course, CHIN 3116 Language Policy of China, which will be offered in the semester of Fall 2020. It introduces the origin of Modern Standard Chinese and its current uses from a sociolinguistic perspective.
  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English (CCAS), included her work on "Identity Formation in the Chinese Diaspora in Britain: Contemporary Theatre as a Case Study" as Chapter 4 her book on Shakespeare and East Asia, forthcoming in January, 2021 from Oxford University Press. 

  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Xiaofei Kang, Associate Professor of Religion (CCAS), conducted research on “Fighting ‘Feudal Superstitions’: the Glory of Labor and the Miracle of Science in Communist Yan’an, 1944-1945" for her forthcoming book, Enchanted Revolution: Shamans, Ghosts, and Gender Politics in Chinese Communist Propaganda, 1942-1953, and presented her research at talks, "Believing in Revolution" (Brown University) and "On Shen" (International Conference on “Critical Terms for Chinese Religious Studies").

  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Jim Mahshie, Professor of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences (CCAS), advanced his research project, "Language outcomes in Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants in China" by leading a group of 12 MA students in Speech Language Pathology to visit China, initiating a study of Mandarin Speaking children's language environment for both typically developing children and those with cochlear implants with Dr. Wentao GU (Nanjing Normal University), and working on a manuscript based on parallel data collected in China and the US that will enable exploration of speech production characteristics of Mandarin and English speaking children with cochlear implants.

  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs (CCAS), is continuing research for his future book on geoscience and energy resources in 20th century East Asia. (Subscribe to stay tuned)

  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Bibiana Obler, Associate Professor of Art History (CCAS), realizes her research project, "Wang Bing: Lecture and Studio Visits" with a film screening of 15 Hours followed by an interview with its creatorWang Bing, a Chinese director considered as one of the foremost figures in documentary film-making.

  • 2019 Award Recipient: Dr. Nicholas Vonortas, Professor of Economics (CCAS), has produced significant results on research project, "Returnee Academic Entrepreneurship in China" with GW CI's aid, including student education and training, research and publications, and public presentations. Read more in his forthcoming book co-authored with Dr. Yanzhao LaiReturnee Academic Entrepreneurship in China, Journal of Intellectual Capital (2020).