For the last four years, the Tang Research Foundation (TRF) has supported faculty and graduate student exchange programs and annual international workshops on Silk Road studies between the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School at Indiana University and the Department of History at Peking University.
Each year, from 2016–2019, TRF awarded grants of $85,000 for 14 people to participate in exchange programs and 16 to attend the Silk Road workshops (2017–Peking University, Beijing; 2018—Indiana University; 2019—Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku).
Now the TRF has most generously extended its support for these exchanges and workshops from 2019-22 with annual grants of $120,000. During the 2019-2020 academic year two faculty and two graduate students participated in exchanges.
Jamsheed Choksy, Chair of Central Eurasian Studies, Distinguished Professor, and Co-Director of the exchange programs and workshops, lauded the Tang Research Foundation’s invaluable assistance, observing “The TRF’s ongoing support contributes much to the exchange of knowledge whose benefits spread well beyond IU and PKU by producing better understanding and productive synergies between the USA and the PRC.”
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