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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Library Travel Grants: University of Michigan Asia Library

The University of Michigan's Asia Library is pleased to announce its 2017 travel grants on behalf of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Nam Center for Korean Studies.  

The three centers offer Asia Library Travel Grants on a competitive basis and are now accepting applications for the 2017 travel grants. The grants are to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library.

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions.

Up to $700 per trip.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Details:

* Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studieshttp://ii.umich.edu/lrccs/funding/asia-library-travel-grants.html
* Center for Japanese Studieshttp://ii.umich.edu/cjs/faculty.html

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship

The Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship will support scholars to work with the extensive Special Collections of Leiden University in the field of Japanese culture and language for a period of maximum three months. The closing date for applying for the Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship is April 1st 2017. Please find detailed information about this grant here

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MOA Chinese New Year Celebration: Jan 28, 11-5pm

A full day Chinese New Year celebration event will be held at the Mall of America on Jan. 28 from 11-5pm. The East Asian Library will be hosting a table for a New Year Picture coloring activity and introducing our collections. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Travel Grant: Harvard-Yenching Library

The Harvard-Yenching Library is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The purpose of the grant is to assist scholars from outside the Boston metropolitan area in their use of the Harvard-Yenching Library’s collections for research.  There will be nineteen grants of $600 each (seven in Chinese studies, seven in Japanese studies, and five in Korean studies) to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and to graduate students engaged in dissertation research.  Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby.  Please note that the awards must be used by June 30, 2017

Applications for the travel grant, including a letter, a brief description of the research topic, and an estimated budget, should be addressed to the following. You can send in your application either in paper form or as an email attachment.

                                                          James K. M. Cheng
                                                          Harvard-Yenching Library
                                                          Harvard University
                                                          2 Divinity Avenue
                                                          Cambridge, MA 02138

                                                          Fax:       (617) 496-6008
                                                          E-mail:  jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu 

The deadline for receiving applications is December 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

2017 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program

The Asian Division Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, who served as a cataloger at the Library of Congress for 43 years until she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowships are for a minimum of five business days of research at the Library of Congress. The grants may vary from $300 to $3,000 and are to be used to cover travel to and from Washington, overnight accommodations, as well as other research expenses. Graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians with a need for fellowship support are especially encouraged to apply.
The fellowship application is accepted only via email submission. In order to apply, the applicant must download the application form and follow the enclosed instructions. The deadline for the 2017 application season is January 13, 2017.

Contact Information:
Tien Doan
Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Committee
(202) 707-3625
Email: tdoa@loc.gov

Thursday, September 8, 2016

CiNii Dissertations Quick Guide

CiNii Dissertations is a database service that lets you search for information on dissertations written for doctoral degrees in Japan conferred by Japanese Universities and the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation.

The search function uniformly covers dissertations made available in repositories of universities and other academic institutions in Japan as well as those archived in the National Diet Library.
Anyone can use the service without needing to register.

Click here for a quick guide to CiNii Dissertations

Monday, July 11, 2016

Research Grants at USC Korean Heritage Library

The USC Korean Heritage Library (KHL) is pleased to announce research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars in their use of USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for research to promote scholarship in Korean Studies. 


Scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library. This program is open to scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at domestic U.S. institutions with few Korean library resources.  


Up to 3 scholars will be awarded as follows.
  • International scholars: up to $2,000 
  • Domestic scholars: up to $1,000 
·        August 31, 2016:  Deadline for proposals
·        September 30, 2016: Notification of grantees
  • September 30, 2017: Deadline for the use of the grant
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians.  Inquiries may be directed to: 
Application Procedures

Submit the following documentation on the application form.
  • A brief statement (approximately 250 words) describing your research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL, proposed visit schedule, and an estimated budget
  • A curriculum vitae.