The Ministry of Culture will accept applications for the annual National Cultural Award up until Aug. 23, 2013. The winner will receive a grant of NT$1 million (US$34,485) and a medallion of honor.
First established in 1980, the prestigious award is bestowed to experts in fields such as literature, religion, philosophy and education as well as traditional drama, dance and music.
All those who've contributed to the promotion and/or development of culture in Taiwan are welcomed to apply; no restrictions will be placed upon the nationality of the applicant.
The award panel selects one to five recipients per year. A total of 68 scholars have received the award to date, including the latest award winners of 2013 - the renowned Taiwanese movie director Hou Hsiao-hsien and the multi-talented composer Li Tai-hsiang.
Applicants must send their application forms, together with supporting documents, postmarked by Aug. 23, 2013, to:
The Department of General Planning
The Ministry of Culture
No.30-1, Beiping E. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10049, Taiwan
The application form is provided in Chinese only; further questions can be directed to +886-2-3343-6355.