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SOAS China Institute

SCI scholarships, fellowships and grants

Sino-British Fellowship Trust

SOAS receives a generous grant from the Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT), established by the late Dr Elizabeth Frankland Moore, to support individual or co-operative research projects. Research may be conducted either in Britain or in China, or in both countries. Small grants up to £2,000 are available.

Applicants for grants related to the study of Chinese languages, and for academic exchanges and collaborative studies, may also apply, but will be referred to the Trust for advice.

The allocation of grants is currently overseen by SOAS China Institute ( to whom questions about eligibility or suitability should be directed.

The closing dates for application are:  31 March, 15 June, and 31 October.

Application have to be submitted to

Application procedure

Past recipients

Prof Gungwu Wang Grant for academic staff

Applications are invited for small grants of up to £2,000 to support fieldwork, research in libraries and archives, and participation in conferences in China. Applications seeking support to kickstart joint research projects by China scholars from different departments, as well as collaborative projects with partners in China are particularly welcome. The allocation of grants is overseen by the SOAS China Institute. To apply, complete the application form and email it to

Prof Gungwu Wang Grant for Staff 2017 - application form (msword; 331kb)  

Deadline: Rolling deadline.

Further information is available from Li-Sa Whittington,

Past recipients