Academician Huang Chang-chien (1919―2009) served as the IHP’s Research Assistant, Assistant Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Corresponding Research Fellow, and Adjunct Research Fellow.
Throughout his life-long dedication to academic research, Academician Huang focused primarily on three areas, namely collation of ancient texts, intellectual history, and study of Ming and Qing history. He authored a total of 11 books, including The Ming Veritable Records with an Addendum of Collation, and he published around 100 journal articles. In 1982, Huang was elected Academician of Academia Sinica.
The “Huang Chang-chien Academic Research Scholarship” was set up with funds provided by Academician Huang’s family members to commemorate his life-long dedication to research and to encourage young scholars. The IHP takes charge of the scholarship’s execution. Since its establishment in 2010, the Scholarship is annually awarded to three MA and PhD students with ROC citizenship from universities across Taiwan who focus their research specifically on ancient Chinese history, Neo-Confucianism in Song and Ming dynasties, or late Qing dynasty and early Republican Era history. The period of applying for this annual Scholarship begins on September 15 and ends on October 15. As of year 2020, the award money for each recipient has been increased to NT$2,500.