SCCEI Faculty Research Grants

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Stanford Faculty Research Grants

Fall 2022 research grant proposals were due November 1, 2022 and are now under review

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Our Center offers grants to support exceptional faculty conducting data-driven research related to China's economy. Our 2022 Call for Research Proposals is now closed. Future calls for proposals will be posted here.

Call for Research Proposals: Fall 2022

The Stanford Center on China’s Economy & Institutions (SCCEI) is pleased to invite proposals from Stanford faculty and research fellows to fund research on contemporary issues related to China’s economy, broadly defined. SCCEI is Stanford’s home for empirical, multidisciplinary research on China’s economy. We aim to foster path-breaking research, create transformative student experiences, and advance public understanding of China’s economy and its impact on the world.

Award Scope

The aim of the SCCEI Faculty Research Fund is to foster rigorous, data-driven research on China. Priority will go to, in order:

  • Research projects with a realistic and well thought out plan for data acquisition, defined broadly to include both collection of new data and use of existing datasets;
  • Faculty and researchers with a proven track record of conducting empirical work on China;
  • Non-China experts looking to build their capacity for conducting research in or on China;
  • Projects that may face particular challenges obtaining funding through more traditional routes.

Research awards may support travel, materials (including data access or acquisition), research assistants, or other costs that are integral to the research project. Research may include both primary and secondary sources and need not take place entirely or even partly in the field. This year, the SCCEI Faculty Research Fund will provide up to $50,000 per award.

Award Details

The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The Principal Investigator must be a member of the Stanford faculty or an appointed research scholar at Stanford.

The selected project is expected to be completed by August 2023. Award recipients will be notified before Winter Close 2022. The SCCEI Faculty Research Fund Committee will select the awarded proposals.

We encourage applicants to submit only mature project proposals for consideration. A second call for proposals will be opened in Spring 2023 that will prioritize summer fieldwork and student support.

Project Reporting

Awardees will be expected to submit a short final report in September 2023. A member of the project team will also be invited to present the funded research results at a seminar organized by SCCEI to showcase and disseminate faculty research.

Proposal Format

Proposals should include the following elements:

  1. A project description, including: 
    • The specific research questions that the proposed research project aims to answer;
    • How the proposed research project will further the understanding of contemporary issues related to China’s economy;
    • A detailed description of the proposed or existing data source to be drawn upon for the research;
    • The specific activities which the award will support (such as travel, research assistants, and project materials);
    • A list of the project PIs and team members.
  2. Estimated budget, including desired start and finish dates for the project (or for the portion of a larger research project that is being funded by this proposal).

Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file and should not exceed 3 pages, including project budget.




For questions regarding this call for proposals, please contact Alexis Medina. 

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