Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with China

The Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with China was establised to fund students and faculty who will be working on projects or research in China.


We are very fortunate to have received a generous contribution from Tony and Lily Hsu, parents of Alle Hsu '11, establishing the Hsu Fund to support academic interactions with China. We are pleased to award a total of up to $2,500 on a competitive basis for project(s) to be completed during the summer of 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

This Fund will support faculty and/or student travel to China and exchanges and/or delegations with Chinese Universities that further academic and/or research pursuits of the faculty, students, and College.



Please fill out the online application and upload your proposal by November 18th at 12pm PST.

Application Information

Student Call for Proposals

Basic Information:

A 2-3 page proposal should include a description of: (1) the project, (2) your ability to complete the project in summer 2019, and (3) the impact of the project for yourself and the College.  The other components required are a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with your project and a detailed budget.

The proposals will be evaluated on:

  • The strength and quality of the project to be accomplished;
  • The significance of the proposed research;
  • The feasibility of the project;
  • The academic value to the applicant;
  • The benefit to the College;
  • The reasonableness of the budget.

Requirements for Summer funding:

  1. Meeting with Fellowship Coordinator: Students are required to schedule an initial meeting with fellowship coordinators. Contact Liza Chavac lchavac@scrippscollege.edu for Mellon IHI Funding and Raina Coutin rcoutin@scrippscollege.edu for all other summer funding to discuss project guidelines and requirements in detail. If you are studying abroad, you are required to schedule a skype or facetime meeting. Schedule this meeting as soon as possible during the Spring semester.
  2. International & Summer Research: Any student traveling out of the country during their research period will be required to fill out additional paper work/release forms with SAGE. Please be sure to notify the appropriate coordinator for all other summer funding if your research will take place outside of the US.
  3. Report: All students are required to submit a Summer Research Report by email on September 6th, 2018 to fellowships@scrippscollege.edu
  4. Research Symposium: All students are required to submit a poster and present their research to the Scripps community at the Summer Research Scripps Tea on September 18, 2019. If you will be studying abroad during the fall semester or have a scheduled class during the Scripps Tea, please notify the appropriate fellowship coordinator. You will still be required to submit a poster and research paper. Click here for a sample poster.
  5. Receipts & Reimbursements: All students are responsible for keeping original receipts and submitting them to the appropriate coordinator. NO photocopies or scanned images will be accepted. If you receive an electronic receipt you may print that and submit with receipt packet.

All receipts for SUMMER 2020 FUNDING are due the first day of school.

  • Mileage Reimbursement Form: If you plan on being reimbursed for mileage/drive time you will be required to submit a mileage reimbursement form. You will also be required to submit a map which indicates the miles traveled and entered on the reimbursement form.
  • Credit Card Procedure: If you require a credit card for purchasing items related to your research please contact the appropriate coordinator or the Associate Dean of Faculty. You will be required to submit specific information related to the purchase and the amount will be deducted from your supply budget.

Advance on Funds: Students are eligible to request an advance on funds. Funds will be available by June 1st. If you are interested in receiving an advance please contact the appropriate coordinator or the Associate Dean of Faculty.  Please note, if you are given an advance you are still responsible for submitting ALL proper receipts and paper work. If you DO NOT submit your receipts by the deadline the money advanced will be considered taxable income.


Additional Information

You are eligible to apply for additional funding through the Johnson, Esterly, or internship awards depending on the nature of your project.

Questions? Contact Associate Dean of Faculty Jennifer Armstrong.



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