UKIC / Confucius Institute / China Initiatives for Faculty / Fellowships and Grants / China into Colleges Grant

China into Colleges Grant


Funded through the UK Confucius Institute (UKCI), this new grant supports college-wide programs/activities focusing on China. Selected colleges will each receive $10,000 to fund China-related activities in the spring semester or fall semester of 2020. Programs can be, but are not limited to, a college-wide China Day, invited speaker events, workshops, a series of events and activities spread out during the semester. The period of performance must occur between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020.



  • UKCI is interested in funding UK colleges pursuing China-focused programs.
  • Grants cannot be deferred and recipients may only hold one active UKCI grant at a time. Funds must be used in accordance with standard University of Kentucky funding policies. 



Colleges seeking grant funding will be required to complete an application form. Click here to apply.

The following are required:

  1. Proposal Narrative: Proposals should be no more than 2 pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font, and should include"
    1. An abstract of the proposed project (50-100 words)
    2. A description of the overall project and the timeline for its completion. This description should include an explanation of what the project is about, its central goals and the significance of them. An outline of the project's relationship to relevant literature may be included.
  2. Administrative recommendation: Proposals must be supported by a letter from the dean explaining how the proposed activity contributes to the development and advancement of China-related knowledge at and beyond the college.
  3. Administrative Contact: Name and E-mail of your department financial manager.
  4. Proposed budget: Clearly proposes how funds would be used and any other sources of funding. Proposed budget should not exceed $10,000.
  5. Supplementary: Any additional information relevant to the proposal. Please include the established dates of the project if known.



The UKCI Steering Committee’s Grant Sub-committee will evaluate all proposals and make the final decisions regarding the awards.  The criteria used in evaluating proposals include:

  • Likelihood that the proposed programs will be completed;
  • Degrees that the proposed programs will advance understanding about China or China-related subjects at and beyond the college;
  • Impact of the proposed programs.

Important Information

Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2020

Grants announced in February 2020

Recommendation letters can be sent to Cameron Pitsenbarger (

Questions should be directed to Huajing Maske (

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