Saturday, June 17, 2006
The Office of the USTR is conducting what it calls a "special provincial review" (SPR) of IPR protection in China, and solicits public comments concerning the locations and issues that should be the focus of the SPR. The deadline is July 14th; there will also apparently be an opportunity to submit more detailed comments later.
The full announcement is here: Download USTR.pdf
Friday, June 9, 2006
The above program is announced at the ACLS Web site here. Part of the text is reproduced below. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2006.
The Program will award funds in support of planning meetings, workshops, and/or conferences leading to publication of scholarly volumes. This program is intended to support projects in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new kinds of information, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The Program especially encourages proposals concerning pre-modern China.
The program will support collaborative work of three types:
Grants up to $25,000 will be offered to support formal research conferences intended to produce significant new research published in a conference volume.
Grants up to $15,000 will be offered for support of workshops or seminars, designed to less formally facilitate new research on newly available or inadequately researched problems, data, or texts.
Grants of up to $6,000 will be offered for planning meetings to organizers of the above-described types of projects.