Student Research Grants

Given the restrictions placed on international travel due to Covid-19 pandemic, in order to continue supporting students conducting China-related research, the China Institute has launched a temporary funding program in lieu of student travel grants. 

China-related research grants of up to $1000 are available to University of Alberta full-time graduate and undergraduate students. The grant can be used to support research expenses including books, academic journal purchases and subscriptions, data collection, research materials, costs to prepare scholarly manuscripts for publication, registration fees for academic seminars or conferences etc. We will assess applications on a case-by-case basis.

Please submit an application form for student China-related research grants directly to the China Institute for consideration. Application is accepted until Dec 31, 2020. In the meantime, we continue to process travel grant requests where travel date is scheduled for after Summer 2020. Please note: Students will only be considered for ONE student grant per year (once every 12 months).

Travel grants of up to $1000 are available to University of Alberta full-time graduate and undergraduate students. Please submit an application form for student travel grants directly to the China Institute for consideration. For organized tours or study programs, please submit only one application for the entire group. Application is accepted throughout the year, however, application must be received at least two months before intended travel.


Applications must include the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Summary of the research project, including research plan, expected outcomes and proposed budget
  3. Supporting statement from Supervising Faculty Member, Chair or Director of program

Terms of funding:

  1. Approved applications will be processed for payment by the earliest available monthly payroll deadline as determined by the China Institute and Student Payments office
  2. Original receipts will need to be retained for a minimum of one year
  3. A report of the research or related publication must be submitted to the China Institute

Review Process:

  • Only complete applications will be considered
  • The review process may take up to ten weeks