Research Support


GW Confucius Institute Research Funding program is aimed to support university faculty who are conducting research and engaged in educational activities on China.  The research proposals are considered and selected by a peer-review committee composed of GW faculty members and, ultimately, by the CCAS Dean. We do not anticipate any interference outside of that process.  Research results may also be disseminated without limitation.


Currently Accepting Proposals for the 2019 Funding Cycle

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

  • Hosting speakers and other China-related educational events on GW’s campus


• All regular, full-time faculty at GW in the humanities and social sciences disciplines.
• Limited service, visiting, or research faculty are not eligible.
• Faculty of the natural sciences disciplines are also not eligible.

Application Due Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Announcement Date for Funding Decision: Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Please Electronically Submit the Following to [email protected] no later than Friday, February 15, 2019:
  • Application Form
  • Budget Sheet

  • Curriculum Vitae

Any questions can be directed to Professor Steve Balla, the Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute at [email protected].


Application Form (word)

Budget Application (xls)