The Tang Center offers grants up to two workshop and/or conference proposals each academic year, depending on the scale. Each workshop or conference should have an identified central problem or theme on which the papers will focus. Alternatively, the workshop/conference can be centered on a newly discovered corpus of materials or manuscripts, or on an important archaeological site, or a region. Budgets for workshops and/or conferences should not exceed $20,000.
The Tang Center encourages faculty members and scholars from peer institutions to apply, and will give preference to proposals that can yield future publications, particularly in the Tang Center’s monograph series.
The eligible expenses include travel and lodging costs of the participants, and local arrangements such as taxi and meals. The fund may not be used for salary replacement, honoraria, the purchase of equipment, or indirect institutional costs including administrative cost or overhead.
The workshops and conferences will be held on the Columbia campus. But they will not be open to the public. The Tang Center will provide administrative assistance to setting up the workshops and conferences.
The Tang Center welcomes applicants seeking co-sponsorship. In the case of co-sponsorship, the workshop or conference may be hosted at the applicants’ home institutions given that the applicant’s home institution covers the greater part of the total cost. To accept the award, the applicant must provide endorsement letter(s) from the applicant’s institution that express the institution’s consent to these procedures. The center’s funds can only be transferred to institutional accounts after the completion of the event with submission of required accounting record.
- Names and Contact information of Co-Organizers
- Workshop or Conference Title
- A 1500-word Proposal, including the title of workshop or Conference, names of co-organizers, description of goals or potential contributions, and a list of participants.
- A Workshop or Conference Budget (before submission, please check with the center’s program manager, Haiying Weng at [email protected] to ensure the feasibility of the budget)
The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year is November 30, 2023.
Click HERE for information of the past Tang Workshops and Conferences.
Click HERE to submit a proposal to organize a workshop or conference!