Do you have a desire to perform research or study in the exciting, diverse, and captivating country that is China?

The Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee is now offering mini-grants to help fund your research or study proposal preparation.  By applying for these, you have the opportunity to receive a grant to help with all the prep work necessary to apply for the fellowships and research opportunities listed below.  With the main goals of developing a greater understanding of modern day Chinese culture and fostering strong relationships between people in the U.S. and China, receiving a fellowship gives you the opportunity to proudly represent your university and the Confucius Institute while furthering your research and/or education.  The Confucius China Studies Program consists of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

I.     Joint Ph.D. Fellowship
II.    Ph.D. in China Fellowship
III.   “Understanding China” Fellowship
IV.   Young Leaders Fellowship
V.     International Conference Grant
VI.   Publication Grant

This Mini-Grant Program is designed to support UT faculty and students to prepare proposals for application to the “Confucius China Studies Program”.  The seed money provided through this Mini-Grant Program intends to help cover some expenses related to the proposal preparation such as preliminary data collection, acquiring relevant publications, temporary student assistance, research travel expenses, etc.


For more information on eligibility, application process, and deadlines, please click here.

Please read the above link for details. For questions, please contact Ms. Wenting Pi at 974-5753 or send an email to