The William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) offers a variety of funding opportunities to William & Mary faculty and staff.
Funds to support public lectures by distinguished scholars, artists, and practitioners whose visits will contribute to promoting the study of Chinese language and culture at William & Mary.
Grants for W&M faculty who are presenting papers at international or domestic conferences on China-focused topics or conducting research projects in China.
Support for William & Mary faculty who are hosting on-campus performances, colloquia and conferences that will contribute to promoting the study of Chinese language and culture at the College.
1. “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China
This program supports teachers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars (with the credential of Assistant Professor or above) from foreign universities and academic institutes to undertake research with scholars in China.
2. “Understanding China” Short-Term Visit
The “Understanding China” Short-Term Visit program supports officials from government or non-government organizations, scholars from cultural and educational institutions as well as professionals from corporations and businesses to travel to China.
3. “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar
This program supports senior-level Chinese scholars to teach credit-bearing courses on Chinese economics, business, finance, law, culture, etc. in foreign universities. Scholars can aslo give lectures at Confucius Institutes in the host country or neighboring countries.
The International Conference Grant is aimed at supporting Confucius Institutes, universities, research institutes, and individual scholars to hold or attend international academic conferences on China Studies.
Publication Grant supports foreign scholars to publish or translate relevant monographs, doctoral dissertations, or founding relevant academic journals on China Studies.