Recently, TIRF announced its new TIRF Masters Research Grants (MRG) Program. In 2019, the Foundation will consider masters-level research proposals from individuals enrolled in masters programs at universities in Chinese-speaking contexts.

During the pilot year, applications will be accepted from masters students in Chinese-speaking contexts, including individuals living in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Funding during the pilot year is intended to support worthy applicants who have had their MA thesis proposals accepted by a supervisor or supervisory committee.

There are two levels of MRGs that will be offered in 2020 and 2021; however, for the 2019 competition, only Level-One Grants will be awarded:

  • Level-One Grants: The first level will target students who have been admitted to MA programs and have had their MA thesis research proposals approved by their supervisor or supervisory committee.
  • Level-Two Grants: The second level will target MA students who received funding at the first level, have completed their research, and wish to disseminate their results at well-known conferences.

We wish to point out that there is a cap on the number of proposals TIRF will accept for review during the first year of the MRG program. TIRF will review only the first 100 viable proposals received before the deadline, after which time the competition will be closed and individuals will no longer be able to submit their applications for funding.

TIRF would like to thank its partner, Words Up Your Way (WUYW), for its generous support of this exciting new program.

Proposals and supervisors’ letters of support are due by Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Please click here to download the call-for-proposals.