Article 1: These regulations are stipulated in accordance with Article 27 of
the Indigenous Languages Development Act for the establishment of the
Foundation for the Research and Development of Indigenous Languages
(hereinafter referred to as “the Foundation”) to fund indigenous language
research and development projects.
Article 2: The Foundation shall be established in accordance with these regulations.
Matters not addressed in these regulations shall be governed by the
relevant laws and regulations.
Article 3: The Council of Indigenous Peoples shall be the competent authority of the
Article 4: The initial fund of the Foundation shall be NT$20 million, budgeted by the
Article 5: The sources of funding for the Foundation shall be as follows:
1. Budget endowment by the government
2. Fructus civiles of the fund
3. Donations from domestic and overseas public and private institutions,
groups, legal entities, or individuals, excluding the public and
private institutions, groups, legal entities, or individuals of
4. Other relevant sources of income
Article 6: The scope of the Foundation shall entail:
1. Indigenous language studies
2. Research and development of teaching methods for indigenous languages
3. Collection of indigenous corpora
4. Compilation of indigenous language dictionaries
5. Establishment of indigenous language databases
6. Promotion of the use of indigenous languages
7. Administration of indigenous language proficiency certification and
issuance of learning materials
8. Other development projects related to indigenous language studies
Article 7: The Foundation shall have a Board of Directors composed of seven to nine
directors. The board shall appoint one of the directors as the Chairman of
The Chairman of the Board shall be responsible for Foundation affairs and represent the Board of Directors internally, and represent the Foundation externally. When the Chairman of the Board is unable to fulfill his/her duties for any reason, he/she shall assign a proxy on his/her behalf.
When the Chairman of the Board is unable to fulfill his/her duties for three months or more, he/she may be relieved of his/her duties by a majority vote of two-thirds or more of the board in attendance.
The Foundation shall have a Supervisory Board of three to five members. One of the members shall be appointed as the standing supervisor by the remainder of the board.
The standing supervisor shall attend Board of Directors meetings. A proxy shall attend the meetings on behalf of the standing supervisor when he/she is unable to attend.
Article 8: The competent authority shall nominate directors and supervisors for
appointment by the Premier of the Executive Yuan. The number of
indigenous representatives on the Board of Directors or Supervisory Board
shall be no less than half of the number of board members, and the
number of either gender shall be no less than one-third of the number of
board members. The Chairman of the Board shall have indigenous status,
and its candidate selection procedure is stipulated separately by the
The selection of directors shall take into account the suitability of the candidate in terms of language proficiency, education, and representativeness of the cultural qualities of the indigenous people. Supervisors shall have experience or knowledge in language, law, accounting, or finance.
Directors and supervisors shall serve a term of three years with the opportunity for re-election. The number of re-elected directors and supervisors shall be no more than two-thirds of the board.
Article 9: In case of the absence of a director or supervisor due to resignation,
death, or dismissal, the competent authority shall appoint an appropriate
successor in accordance with the provisions of the preceding articles.
Succeeding directors and supervisors shall serve the remainder of the term of their predecessors.
Article 10: The duties of the Board of Directors are as follows:
1. Approval of work policies
2. Approval of major plans
3. Fundraising and fund management and allocation
4. Review of budget and final accounts
5. Development of changes to the Foundation’s Articles of Association
6. Determination and amendment of important regulations
7. Appointment and removal of important personnel
8. Review and approval of other major matters
The Board of Directors shall hold a meeting every three months. Ad hoc meetings can be held if the Chairman of the Board deems it necessary or upon request of one-third or more of the board members.
Resolutions of the Board of Directors must be made with half or more of the board members in attendance and with the consent of half or more of the attendees.
Article 11: The duties of the Supervisory Board are as follows:
1. Auditing of funds and deposits
2. Review of business and financial status
3. Auditing of financial books, documents, and asset information.
4. Review of the annual statement
5. Review or evaluation of other major matters.
Article 12: Unless the Chairman of the Board appoints a paid position, director and
supervisor roles shall be unpaid.
Article 13: Directors and supervisors shall be reported to the Executive Yuan for
dismissal in any of the following circumstances:
1. The violation of laws, regulations, or bylaws during the execution of
2. Grossly inappropriate behavior or actions
3. Other actions that the Board of Directors deem to be in violation of
duties or that render the director or supervisor unfit for duties
Candidates who meet the following conditions shall be prohibited from assuming the role of director or supervisor, and current directors or supervisors who meet the following conditions shall be immediately dismissed:
1. Individuals with an active political affiliation
2. Individuals who have declared bankruptcy or are involved in
liquidation procedures pursuant to the Consumers Debt Clearance Act
3. Individuals subject to an order of the commencement of guardianship or
Directors and supervisors shall abide by the principle of avoiding conflicts of interest; shall not exploit the power, opportunities, and methods bestowed upon them for personal interest or to benefit a third party; and shall abide by the Act on Recusal of Public Servants Due to Conflicts of Interest. Directors and supervisors shall abide by the Public Officer Conflict of Interest Avoidance Act.
Article 14: The CEO of the Foundation
The Chairman of the Board shall select CEO candidates through a public election process. The CEO shall be elected by majority vote in a board meeting with at least two-thirds of the Board of Directors present. The CEO shall serve three terms with the prospect of reappointment.
The CEO shall be supervised by the Chairman of the Board and shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the Foundation.
The Chairman of the Board shall propose the dismissal of any unfit CEO to the Board of Directors as stipulated in Article 13. A proxy CEO shall be appointed to complete the term of the original CEO in the instance of resignation, death, or dismissal.
Article 15: All staff members of the Foundation, with the exception of accounting
personnel, must hold an intermediate indigenous language proficiency
Article 16: The organization and staff salaries of the Foundation shall be reported to
the competent authority for ratification after approval by the Board of
Article 17: The Foundation shall follow the same fiscal year as the government.
Article 18: The Foundation's budget and final accounts shall be reviewed and processed
according to the following procedures:
1. A work plan shall be drafted prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.
Upon approval of the budget by the Board of Directors, a budget
administration request shall be submitted to the competent authority.
2. Within two months after the end of the fiscal year, the work results
and final accounts shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for
review and approval, to the Supervisory Board for review, and to the
competent authority to commence the relevant accounting procedures.
3. Except for the earmarked budget, surplus funds of the Foundation shall
be retained within the Foundation.
Article 19: The competent authority shall establish the Articles of Association for the
Foundation in accordance with these regulations and other relevant laws and
regulations. Amendments shall be formulated by the Board of Directors and
reviewed and approved by the competent authority.
Article 20: The Foundation shall be dissolved, and its assets returned to the national
treasury in any of the following circumstances:
1. The Foundation has completed or failed to complete its objectives, or
the Foundation is ineffective, and continuation of the Foundation is
2. The Foundation has become obsolete due to a change in circumstances.
Article 21: These regulations shall take effect on the date of publication.