Program Grants

Chinese students are introduced to the rigors ad rewards of cultural fieldwork

Chinese students are introduced to the rigors ad rewards of cultural fieldwork through the support of a United Board grant.

United Board grant-making is designed to advance the United Board’s mission and strategic priorities. During a two-year hiatus of its grant-making programs, the United Board conducted a thorough review of its grant-making programs during a two-year grant-making hiatus, in order to develop a new grant-making framework. As a result, two earlier grant-making programs – the Project Grants Program and Bamboo Grants Program – have been terminated and the United Board is pleased to introduce a new grant-making program – Program Grants.

Program Grants aim to support institutions and program participants of specific program areas for capacity enhancement and translation of program learning on the ground. Program G ants focus on the areas of leadership development, faculty development, culture and religion in Asia, campus-community partnerships, special initiatives, and digital content and programming.

There are two types of Program Grants: Open-call Grants are open to all United Board network institutions, and opportunities to apply for them will be announced on the United Board website. Targeted Grants are opened to invited institutions only.

Unlike the previous grant-making programs, there will not be a unified schedule for grant applications. Instead, United Board program directors develop and manage grant initiatives . according to the individual programs’ needs and schedules. The United Board will announce the Open-call grants as they are developed.

For further information, please contact the individual responsible for your area of interest.

In observance of its Centennial, the United Board intends to award a limited number of Centennial Grants. Centennial Grants will seek to build capacity at specific institutions or in specific program areas. Some Centennial Grants will be open-call, but most will be targeted to specific institutions selected based on special needs or capacity. Further information will be shared as it becomes available.