Eligibility: Anyone experienced in translating Chinese into English can apply for a translation grant. Anyone seriously dedicated to the exploration of Daoist knowledge and health practices can apply for a research grant.
Tenure: Awards in the amount of US$ 50,000 will be made for one year, beginning Sept. 1 and ending Aug. 31. The project should result in a publishable book, video, or the like, and should be completed within the year funded.
Deadline: Applications are due by November 1 of the previous year. The Foundation will provide a written response by December 31. A report on the activities during the grant period is due one month after funding ends, i.e., Sept. 30.
We expect to open the first round of grant applications by November 2009.
Travel: Travel to or a prolonged stay in China can be part of the activity during the grant period, provided such travel or stay will significantly contribute to the completion of the project. No additional funds will be provided for such activities, nor do we provide specific travel grants.Criteria: Applications will be evaluated by a committee of experienced scholars according to the following criteria:
- importance of the text or project;
- relevance to the Foundationís mission;
- expertise of translator/researcher;
- project organization and feasibility;
- financial need;
- evidence of other resources (funding, etc) that will assist the projectís completion.
Note: Please note that Legacy of Dao only provides support for individual translators or researchers in the area of Daoist knowledge and health practices. The funds are meant as salary replacement for the period of translation or research. We do not subsidize administrative expenses or the purchase of equipment.
To apply, please send:
- A file named YourNameAppl.doc (e.g. SmithAppl.doc) containing:
- a cover sheet with your name, institution, mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail address, and project title plus three names and e-mail addresses of people who can evaluate your work. No letters of support are required; we will contact your references;
- a description of the text or subject, including date, history, author, content, relevance (no more that 3 double-spaced pages);
- a list of contents of the planned book or and outline of the final video (1 page);
- a project timeline with expected date of completion (1/2 page).
- A file named YourNameChap.doc (e.g. SmithChap.doc) containing:
- a sample excerpt or chapter of your translation or study of no more than 20 double-spaced pages; also include the original text under the name YourNameOrig.doc or pdf. Should you have trouble creating a computer file from your original Chinese text, you can also send it by fax: 440-348-8108. If you are doing research with the goal of making a video, send a sample clip.
- A file named YourNameCV.doc (e.g. SmithCV.doc) containing:
- a complete resume of your education, employment, grants received, and list of publications, workshops, and other notable activities.
SEND ALL THESE FILES VIA E-MAIL ATTACHMENT TO