Funding Available For University of California China Studies Lectures and Conferences


The Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China has allocated funding to support China studies throughout the UC campuses. Such funding can be used to hold public lectures, workshops or conferences that focus on contemporary Chinese politics, economy, law, environment, society and culture. 


All UC faculty or programs are eligible to apply. Typical funding level is $1000 for a single lecture, and $3000-6000 for a workshop or conference that involves multiple participants. The Center will take into account the budget proposed by the applicant.

Preference will be given to events that bring scholars from different disciplines together and involve two or more campuses. Ideally, the event can include one or more scholars from Fudan University in China, but this is not a requirement. International travel expenses for the Fudan participants will be paid separately by Fudan, while local lodging and transportation should be covered by the budget. If needed, the Fudan-UC Center can also help identifying and contacting relevant Fudan scholars to participate in the event.


Interested workshop organizers should submit an application for funding, not to exceed 5 pages, at least two months before the proposed event. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted for the year.


Please include the following items to the proposal:

1. General workshop agenda, including a description of the main ideas, objectives and significance for the workshops

2. Proposed time and venue of the workshop

3. List of confirmed and to-be-invited participants

4. Existing funding available, or other sources of funding sources under request

5. An itemized budget and anticipated dates for the event. 


The application will be reviewed by an academic committee formed by the Fudan-UC Center.


Please submit your application by following this link:

and send an email to Samuel Tsoi to alert the Center staff.


Questions can also be directed to:

Samuel Tsoi

Assistant Director, China Programs, UCSD



About The Fudan-UC Center:

Based in the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China is the first overseas research center established by a Chinese university at a North American university. It collaborates with UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Program on a series of research, policy and educational initiatives, including academic conferences and community events. Learn more at