Research Funding


Daniel Fried, “Print Culture of the Northern Song.” NT$150,000. Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Research Fellowship, National Central Library (Taiwan), 2022.

Li, Xiaoting “How do Mandarin speakers get others to do things?—The directive system in Mandarin interaction” $351,616. SSHRC Insight Grant, 2022-2026.

Li, Xiaoting “Moving Together–Language, body, and the surround in mobile interaction” $127,543. Canada Foundation for Innovation(CFI)-John R. Evans Leaders Fund, 2022-2026.

Li, Xiaoting “Moving Together–Language, body, and the surround in mobile interaction” $127,543. Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation (JEI)—Research Capacity Program Small Equipment Grant, 2022-2026.


Lupke, Christopher. 2021-2022. Visiting Scholar, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese Univ of HK $24,000 CAD.

"Devotional Cults and Medieval Nara Buddhism: Explorations in Lived Religion"
April 2021- March 2026
Role: Principal Investigador David Quinter
Funded by SSHRC Insight Grant


A cross-linguistic comparative study of “if…” conditional clauses in Mandarin and English conversations.
Role: Co-investigator Xiaoting Li with Dr. Elisabeth Reber (University of Würzburg)
Funded by: Research Fellowship of Siebold-Collegium Institute for Advanced Studies (SCIAS), University of Würzburg


Daniel Fried, “Northern Song Medical Text Print Editions.” $25,000. Alberta Association of Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, 2019.

International Scientific Network "Interactional Linguistics"
Role: Invited network member Xiaoting Li 
Organizers: Martin Pfeiffer (University of Freiburg) & Katharina König (University of Münster)
Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)


Lupke, Christopher. 2018. CHCI/CCKF Summer Institute Grant $50,000 USD.

Lupke, Christopher. 2018. Calgary Institute for the Humanities $10,000 CAD.


Li, Xiaoting “Unfinished Utterances in Mandarin Conversation” $57,200. SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2017-2019.

Lupke, Christopher. 2017. Luce Foundation Residency Fellowship (Vermont Studio Center). $25,000 USD