Project 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.

The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia.  Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of responsibility that encourages them to apply their knowledge in the service of others.

United Board project grants build the capacity of Asian institutions to design and deliver whole person education in innovative and effective ways.


(July 27, 2020)

The United Board is undertaking a comprehensive review of our grantmaking, in order to explore how our grants can best support Asian colleges and universities in their commitment to whole person education. This means that we will not be accepting applications for new Project Grants or Bamboo Grants for the 2021-2022 year, although we will move forward with the second and third years of support for previously approved multi-year grants. A few additional grants may also be made at the United Board’s discretion.

We also plan to initiate a program of Centennial Projects and Grants intended to build on past work in new and innovative ways.  These projects and grants will focus on our existing program interests, including leadership and faculty development, promoting a culture of care on campus, and innovation in education including digital learning. Further information about these initiatives will be forthcoming.

We look forward to sharing further information about our grantmaking in due course, along with additional plans for the United Board Centennial. Thank you for your interest in our work.