Apply Now! GHF Annual Conference Travel Grant

GHF awarded funding to the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) to support participant travel to the 2022 Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 24-27, 2022. 

The Geiss Hsu Annual Conference Travel Grant will award up to $2,000 each in travel support to scholars who engage in research related to the Ming. Applicants do not need to be AAS members or part of an organized session. Preference will be given to contingent or part-time faculty, students, and independent scholars. 

Visit the AAS website for more information.

Fall Project Awards

GHF supported a diverse group of projects that encourage scholarship and interpretation of the Ming and their successors:

Teacher Resources & Professional Development

Workshops & Conferences

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Manuscript Review Workshop for Laws of the Land: Fengshui and Administration in Qing China by Tristan G. Brown
  • Vanderbilt University, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Knoxville: The Southeast US Scholars and Friends of Late Imperial China’s China and the World Conference

Crowdsourcing Platform

Scholarships & Travel Grants

Fall Subvention Awards

Congratulations to Columbia University Press and University of Washington Press on receiving publication subventions during GHF’s fall funding cycle:

Columbia University Press

University of Washington Press

*Award supports both print and open-access versions

Apply Now for Fall Funding!

GHF funds activities that encourage scholarship of the Ming Dynasty, predecessors and successors of the Ming, as well as contemporaries in geographic areas with which the Ming interacted.

Apply for the Project Award to support:

  • Scholarly conferences
  • Workshops
  • Manuscript review workshops
  • Museum exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Open-access publishing of previously-released books
  • K-12 programming and public outreach
  • Academic fellowships
  • Any other type of activity that supports the Foundation’s mission

Apply for the Subvention Award to support:

  • Not-for-profit book publishing
  • Open-access publishing of new titles
  • Indexing, image rights, editing, and other fees borne by authors

Fall Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

Open-Access Publishing Awards

GHF recently awarded support for two open-access publishing projects during the spring 2021 awards cycle. 

University of Washington Press will create open-access editions of ten previously-published books on the Ming dynasty: 

University of Hawai’i Press will produce an open-access version of The Dreaming Mind and the End of the Ming World by Lynn A. Struve (2019).

*GHF previously supported the print editions of these titles

National Humanities Center Geiss Hsu Foundation Fellowship

GHF is delighted to announce that it has issued a project award to the National Humanities Center in support of a Geiss Hsu Foundation Fellowship for Johan Elverskog for the 2021–2022 academic year. During the fellowship year, Dr. Elverskog, Dedman Family Distinguished Professor, Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, will work on a project examining the history of Uighur Buddhism from 800 to 1800 CE.

New Manuscript Review Workshop Initiative

GHF invites applications for support of manuscript review workshops. Workshops will bring together two to five readers to provide feedback for improving a scholarly monograph that falls within the mission of the Foundation. Workshops may be virtual or in-person. The Geiss Hsu Foundation award may be used as honoraria and for travel, food, and lodging for participants, in the case of in-person workshops. Additional financial support from the author’s home institution would be appreciated, but is not a requirement. We are particularly interested in first book projects but will consider applications from senior scholars as well. Deadlines are September 1 and March 1.
Please follow the guidelines for Project Awards. In addition, please provide a brief statement of support from the Department Chair and a representative chapter of the manuscript.

Spring 2021 Subvention Awards

Congratulations to Cambridge University Press and the Harvard Asia Center Publications Program, which received subvention awards to support the print publications of The Aura of Confucius: Relics and Representations of the Sage at the Kongzhai Shrine in Shanghai by Julia K. Murray (Cambridge, forthcoming October 2021) and Localizing Learning: Literati and Learning in Wuzhou, 1100-1600 by Peter K. Bol (Harvard, forthcoming February 2022).