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Friday, December 19, 2014

Columbia Library Travel Fund

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and unique collections.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2015. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2015 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. For more information and application materials, please visit the Libraries Research Awards.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Japanese Language Training Program for Specialists (Researchers, Post-Grad Students, Librarians, Museum Curators)

Japanese-language training program for specialists (Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators, etc.) who need a high proficiency of Japanese language for conducting their field-related work and research with course of Japanese-Language specifically designed for their needs. The program is held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan.

Location: Japan
Grant Date: 2014-12-01
Date Submitted: 2014-11-21
Announcement ID: 218158
Deadline: December 1st, 2014

For more info and Application Materials: http://www.jflalc.org/jlp-for-specialists.html

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New York Public Library Short Term Fellowships 2015-16

The New York Public Library is delighted to announce the availability of short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library’s unique research and special collections. Any researcher, writer or artist from outside the New York metropolitan area whose work requires on-site consultation of NYPL's resources is encouraged to apply.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique.  Please visit http://nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library.
Additional information and guidelines for application are available at:
Short Term Research Fellowships
New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
Email: short.term@nypl.org
Visit the website at http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014-15 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 library travel grants.  Please help spread the words and refer to the following for more information.

2014-15 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 library travel grants. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will award up to six grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collections at the Stanford East Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with University travel guidelines. The Stanford East Asia Library collection includes roughly 770,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and western languages. Further information about the library collections is available at https://library.stanford.edu/eal.

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of East Asia at other U.S. institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the Stanford East Asia Library between January 19, 2015 and August 14, 2015. 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 award travel must be completed before August 14, 2015. Applicants do not have to be US citizens, but travel should originate and terminate in the US; no international tickets are allowed.


Up to $750 per trip.


Applications are due by January 9, 2015
For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contact John Groschwitz, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies.
For questions regarding Stanford East Asia Library collections, Please contact relevant area librarian.


Please apply online at:   https://library.stanford.edu/eal/2014-15-stanford-east-asia-library-travel-grants

and provide the following documentation in one PDF file less than 1MB in size:
  • A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing your research, the need to use the East
    Asia Library collections, and proposed travel dates
  • A list of resources you would like to access (applicants must check availability of these
    resources in the Library's online catalog or by contacting the relevant area librarian prior to
    submitting applications)
  • An estimated budget
  • A current curriculum vita

Friday, November 7, 2014

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant

The Harvard-Yenching Library is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program for the 2014-2015 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 $500 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.  Each grantee also will be provided with the privilege of free photocopying of up to 100 sheets.  Please note that the awards must be used by August 31, 2015

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:

                                                          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 22, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

University of Maryland Travel Fund

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960.

The application deadline is November 21, 2014.  The grant must be used by October 30, 2015. More information can be found here (http://www.lib.umd.edu/prange/research-awards/research-awards).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hoover Institution Library & Archives Fellowships

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is pleased to announce fellowships of up to $2500 to students, faculty, and independent scholars to conduct research based on our collections. We have a number of collections potentially of interest to scholars of East Asia, a few of which are listed here:  http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/asia

Application deadline: November 1, 2014
Award notification: by December 19, 2014
Term of residency: 10 days, anytime between January 5 and December 18, 2015
Finding aids to our 6,000+ archival collections are available herehttp://oac.cdlib.org/institutions/Hoover+Institution