The School of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oregon State University, is excited to announce the  Chiu scholarly exchange program for 2017. Based on the generous support from the Chun and Jane Chiu Family Foundation, the program encourages transnational and comparative research concerning Taiwan. It awards travel grants to Taiwan-based scholars who plan short-term research trips to the U.S., and U.S.-based scholars who plan short-term research trips to Taiwan.
We will support each grantee with a travel grant not to exceed $7000. The scholarship can be used in conjunction with other awards.   Individuals should submit their proposals to the Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan Studies committee.* Proposals should be submitted electronically (to Hung-yok Ip, Program Chair, no later than  September 10, 2016. If you  do not receive an email acknowledgment upon submission, please contact the program chair.

Please download an application below:


Tadashi Ishikawa, Post-Doctoral Fellow 2017-18

Tadashi Ishikawa is a postdoctoral fellow in Taiwan studies  in the  School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at  Oregon State University. He received a doctorate from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 2015 after earning his LL.B. from Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. Ishikawa is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a fellowship of the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation. His research interests include  modern Japan and East Asia, imperialism and colonialism, gender and  sexuality, and law and society. His article on the circulation of ideas on human trafficking within the Japanese empire appeared in the Journal of Women’s History in Fall 2017.