DKU Foundation has received a cash donation from an anonymous donor to establish the Hou Tu Research (HTR) Fund. The fund should support research in five selected focus areas: Art History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Archaeology and Global Health. The donor further requires that each research project supported by the HTR fund shall collaborate with Wuhan University (WHU) to foster cultural exchange between two universities. This call for proposal (CFP) aims to solicit research proposals from all DKU faculty to address the emerging topics in the five aforementioned focus areas. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged.

Any faculty member with a full-time or primary appointment at DKU is eligible to submit. The submission deadline is May 1, 2024 (for AY 24/25).

Please refer to the attached call for proposals (CFP) for more details. Please use the attached template to prepare your proposal in English. Your proposal should include all relevant sections listed in the template. Please refer to the template for the detailed instructions. Please compile your full proposal and all supporting documents as a SINGLE PDF file and email the PDF document to with the subject line of “Proposal for HTR Funding”.

Please direct all questions to with the subject line of “Question for HTR Funding”. Thanks.