Funding, fellowship and internship opportunities

The China Institute administers funds for academics wishing to engage with China, this could be establishing new engagements or supporting exisiting projects. Funding can also be used to facilitate bringing Chinese collaborators to the UK.

Access to internal funding for academics

Grants are capped at £1,500 towards the cost of travel. The China Institute can also provide logistical or financial support for academic and China focussed events such as workshops and seminars.

Applicants are expected to articulate the value of the project and should review the funding guidelines, available on request from the China Institute via the contact form or via PDF download below. All applicants must be permanent members of staff at the University of Birmingham and will be responsible for making all travel and visa arrangements.

Upon completion of the visit, grant recipients are required to support the China Institute with content from their trip that will be used across the university website.

Download the funding guidelines

For further information on the scheme, please contact:

Shruti Doshi, China Institute, International Relations, University of Birmingham

Access to external funding for academics

To review additional opportunties for funding, visit the international funding page on the Research and Innovation Services website.  The site consists of a series of international funding fact sheets providing both a Country overview, tips and advice on relationship building as well as a list of UK and Country specific funding opportunities to consider when engaging with peers.

Funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government

The University of Birmingham and the Guangzhou Municipal Government signed a Collaboration Framework Agreement in September 2011, which covers co-operation in areas of research, education and technology transfer.  Under the collaboration agreement, the Guangzhou government would provide funding to a number of high quality joint UoB-Guangzhou research projects each year.

Find out more by downloading the Guangzhou funding guidelines.