The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History annually awards travel grants to encourage faculty members, doctoral students, and other researchers from outside of the San Francisco Bay Area to use the Institute’s library and archival collections for their research. Research topics may include, but are not limited to Chinese-Western cultural exchange, interaction and/or encounters, Jesuit interaction with China from the late Ming through early 20th century, and/or the history of Christianity in China.
The Ricci Institute offers two types of travel grants (applicants may apply for one only):
Travel grant recipients are invited to participate in Ricci Institute events during the time of their residency. If feasible, they are also invited to give a presentation on their research to the University community. At the end of their residence, they are asked to submit a brief written report on the value of having used the resources at the Ricci Institute for their research.
Awards are funded by the EDS-Stewart Chair for Chinese-Western Cultural History and, for scholars of Asian descent, the Ricci Asian Scholars Endowment.
Deadlines for applications:
For the spring semester: December 15 of the previous year
For the summer period and the fall semester: March 31 of the same year
For the Special Summer Travel Grants Applications: April 15 of the same year
A complete application consists of:
NOTE: Travel Grant funds are expected to supplement the applicant’s own resources used for travel to and stay in the San Francisco Bay Area for work done while in residence at the USF Ricci Institute. Award amounts are maximums based on receipts presented and will not be exceeded regardless of expenses incurred. Nominal limits of $450 for domestic airfare, $200/night for local hotel accommodation, and $50/day for meals are imposed by the University. Travel Grant funds may not be used for the purchase of software or computing technology. Please note that without exception all awardees must have a U.S. Social Security number in order to receive their reimbursements (may be applied for upon arrival in San Francisco.)
Submit applications by mail to:
Travel Grant Review Committee
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, Room LM280
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Submit applications by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Travel Grant application.”