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Friday, December 18, 2015

Columbia Libraries Travel Awards

Columbia University Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on  a competitive basis to researchers who can  demonstrate  a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings for their work.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Persons holding J-1 or F-1 exchange, student, or visitor visas are not eligible at this time.

Preference will be given to applicants residing outside the greater New York metropolitan area who need to travel to New York City to conduct their research in-person.

Awardees are required to submit a brief report no later than October 31st, 2017, summarizing their research experience at Columbia Libraries.  This report will be made available online.

The Deadline is February 29, 2016.

For more information about this grant, please click here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Library of Congress Travel Grant: 2016 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program

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 here (http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/2016%20ftm%20application.pdf) and follow the enclosed instructions. The deadline for the 2016 application season is February 19, 2016 (extended from the previous deadline of January 8, 2016).

Contact Information:
Tien Doan
Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Committee
(202) 707-3625

Monday, November 2, 2015

Princeton University Library Research Grant

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award.
Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas:  the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic.

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant Program

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, 2016

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, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies grant

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. Holders of a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. The competition is open to scholars in all parts of the world and from any discipline, but historical topics are preferred. University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students may not apply. More information can be found on the Prange Collection website.

The application deadline is 11/20/2015 The grant must be used by 10/28/2016 Grant funds will be disbursed in the form of reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, reproductions, and related research expenses. Such costs as computers or software are not eligible. Reimbursement will require submission of receipts for processing by the University.

All applications must be submitted electronically by attachment to millercenter@umd.edu with “Twentieth-Century Japan Research Awards” in the subject line. Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a two-to three-page description (double-spaced) of the research project. Applications from graduate students must be accompanied by a letter from the principal faculty advisor attesting to the significance of the dissertation project and to the student’s completion of all other degree requirements.

Materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection include virtually all Japanese-language newspapers, news agency releases, magazines, pamphlets, and books dating from the period of Allied censorship, 1945-1949, in addition to over 10,000 newspaper photos.  There are also materials published by Chinese and Korean residents, most of which are written in Japanese.  Related collections in English include the personal papers of Charles Kades and Justin Williams.  Office correspondence documenting policies and decisions of the Publications, Pictorial, and Broadcast Division, Civil Censorship Detachment (Civil Intelligence Section), Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Japan, are complementary to official Occupation records housed at the National Archives, College Park.  Japanese newspapers and magazines from the Prange Collection are available for research on microform. Other Prange materials are made available for research in the Prange Collection reading area after consultation with the Prange Curator or Manager.  The East Asia Collection contains Japanese-language books published during the wartime period, scholarly monographs on Occupied Japan, and a wide variety of reference works.

 A one-page summary of research findings is required at the conclusion of the grant period and sharing of research findings during an informal lunchtime talk is encouraged.

 For further information about the collections, consult the following websites: http:/www.lib.umd.edu/prange and http://www.lib.umd.edu/EASIA/eastasia.html

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowships: The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

  • Amount: up to $50,000
  • Tenure: two consecutive semesters of time released from teaching; fellowship to begin between June 2016 to September 2017. (Stipends for shorter periods—minimum one semester—will be pro-rated.)
  • Eligibility: 
    1) An applicant must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada. OR be a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident with a PhD from any institution. The PhD degree must be completed by November 4, 2015 (including defense and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2016. (If the date of conferral is after the application deadline, the application must include an institutional statement attesting that all requirements for the PhD have been fulfilled. Successful applicants will be asked to submit proof of conferral.)
    2) An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada. 
    3) An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2007.
  • Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (http://ofa.acls.org/) no later than 9 pm Eastern Standard Time, November 4, 2015
  • Notifications will be sent in May 2016.
  • Final report required on completion of the fellowship period.
  • For more information please visit (http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#postdoc).

Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants: Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Tenure: 3-4 months (in 2016) for a preliminary visit to China necessary to prepare for beginning basic research for the dissertation. (Graduate students who have already begun research in China are not eligible.)
  • Eligibility: 
    1) An applicant must be enrolled in a PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada. 
    2) The application must contain a letter from the dissertation supervisor stating the need for a summer visit to China prior to dissertation research. This may include work useful to development of the prospectus.
  • Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (http://ofa.acls.org/) no later than 9 pm Eastern Standard Time, November 4, 2015
  • Notifications will be sent in May 2016.
  • Final report required on completion.
  • For more information please visit (http://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#prediss). 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Japan Digital Scholarship Workshop

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS, Harvard University
The goals of this workshop are:  
To present innovative uses of digital scholarship in Japanese Studies,
To share experience among those who have created successful digital projects, and
To recommend ways that NCC can create online resources that articulate best practices for 
      scholars and students in developing new digital projects for teaching and research
Major topics of discussion will include:
  • Re-envisioning “Traditional” Scholarship Through GIS: Examples across the Disciplines
  • From Shoebox to Online Showcase: How to build a Digital Image Collection
  • Catching Political Trends Digitally: Tools for handling Big Data or a Politician’s Smile
  • Infrastructures for Digital Scholarship: Growing Born-Digital Collections, plus
  • Transnational Issues in Intellectual Property and Access to Digital Resources
NCC is organizing this workshop and has received funding for its programs from Japan-US Friendship Commission, the Toshiba International Foundation, and the Northeast Asia Council of the AAS.  The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies has provided support for local logistics, campus arrangements, and hospitality. 
To register for this workshop or to inquire about partial travel funding for out-of-town participants please contact vbestor@nccjapan.net.  Pre-registration is required as workshop space will be limited.    

Thursday, September 24, 2015


This new initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions. The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work. Projects will be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish new connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.

Projects must commence between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 and its duration can be up to three years. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $100,000 per year.
 Concept papers are recommended (not required) to be submitted by email by Thursday, October 15, 2015. 
Full applications must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Monday, November 16, 2015.

For more information, please go to (https://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/us_sea.html). 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015-2016 Travel Grants-University of Chicago CEAS Library

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is pleased to announce that Library Travel Grants are available for AY 2015-2016. 
CEAS Library Travel Grants are designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research related to China, Japan and Korea. Priority consideration is 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.
There will be a limited number of grants available in 2015-2016, of up to $500 each, to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars engaged in research. 
Rolling applications are accepted each year.
For more information, please visit https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/library-travel-grants or contact CEAS at eastasia@uchicago.edu.

Berkeley-Stanford Grad Conference

Currently enrolled graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 15-16, 2016 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Proposals/bios due: November 16, 2015 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio at:
The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production, from early modern to contemporary, in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.
This year's keynote speaker is Carlos Rojas, Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS at Duke University.
Conference registration is free. Presenters will be provided with shared lodging, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. Partial travel assistance may be available.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tate travel grants

Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories
Tate Modern, London
3-4 December 2015
A conference organised by Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific
Tate invites emerging scholars and curators specialising in the field of modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific art to apply for funding to attend the conference Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories at Tate Modern, LondonSuccessful applicants will receive funds sufficient to cover their travel costs and two nights’ accommodation in London.
Attending this conference will provide an exciting occasion for early career scholars and curators to hear from prominent voices in the field of Asia-Pacific art and to meet with a broader network of researchers and specialists.
DAY 1KeynoteDo Ho Suh
DAY 2Session 1Performance: An Expanded Field
ConvenorsJoan Kee and Sook-Kyung Lee
SpeakersIgnacio Adriasola, Lee Ambrozy and Tina Le
Session 2Where Asias Meet: Decolonizing Centres
ConvenorsMing Tiampo and Sook-Kyung Lee
SpeakersPamela Nguyen Corey, Sonal Khullar and Ming Tiampo
Session 3Contemporary Art and the Social
ConvenorsZheng Bo and Marko Daniel
SpeakersLu Peiyi, Su Wei and Zheng Bo
Please apply by sending a CV and short covering letter (400 words) outlining why you would like to attend the conference by email to trc.asiapacific@tate.org.uk by 28 September.
Successful applicants will be notified by 12 October 2015
The Asia-Pacific Research Centre has been established with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It acts as a point for focus to encourage and support study, discussion and publication on modern and contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region, both within Tate and in partnership with scholars and institutions nationally and internationally.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics-March 12 and 13, 2016

The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3) will take place on March 12 and 13, 2016, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The conference focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or “Yue”) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome. This is the third of the WICL series that is held biennially in North America.
Keynote speakers:
  • Professor Stephen Matthews
    Department of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)
  • Professor Valter Ciocca
    School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
Please see our call-for-papers page (http://u.osu.edu/wicl/wicl-3/cfp/) for information on abstract submission.
Abstract deadline: By November 1, 2015, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
The conference organizing committee is considering a teleconferencing presentation session. Hence, scholars with difficulties in travelling to the conference are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kitan-Language Crash Course, to be held at Yale University in May 11-19, 2016

The Council of East Asian Studies, Yale University, will host a nine-day workshop on the Kitan language to be held in New Haven, May 11-19, 2016. Depending on the number of those attending, the Council will provide some financial support to cover travel to the conference or room and board in New Haven. Preference will be given first to advanced PhD students planning to write about the Liao in their dissertations, then to recent PhDs whose dissertations concerned the Liao or who have already published on the Liao dynasty, and finally to more senior scholars.
Kitan was the language of the Liao dynasty (907-1125), who ruled northern China and much of the grasslands extending across Asia. Most of the scholarship about the Liao, including the Yale-Bard conference volume published as volume 43 of the Journal of Song Yuan Studies, depends on Chinese-language sources and archeological findings. A growing corpus of Kitan-language materials survives, comprising some thirty different epitaphs and mourning songs for deceased emperors (aici 哀辭). The materials are difficult but crucial to understanding the Kitan view of themselves.
Professor Daniel Kane, one of the few Western scholars who has a specialist knowledge of the current state of Kitan philological studies, has recently retired from Macquarie University in Sydney (see his biography on the web: http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/department_of_international_studies/staff/staff_chinese_studies/professor_daniel_kane/.) He will teach a nine-day workshop for beginners. The workshop will begin on a Wednesday morning, run for four days, take Sunday May 15th off, and have a second four days of class.

Prof Kane suggests:

The way people run summer schools in Ancient languages in Australia is to have one unit (lasting a week) on basic information about the language as such, as another unit based on reading (deciphering) one or two ancient texts. I would suggest some variant of this, squeezing the two units into the time allocated. It would also add one or preferably two more fully annotated texts to the series started by Juha Janhunen, New Materials on the Khitan Small Script (2010). 

As for reading what is in them, well, they have to be "deciphered" first, and we are still quite some way from that. Getting the gist of what they are about is more possible, because there are usually Chinese glosses on the published versions, but many of these are sketchy and often not correct (the characters are sometimes misread or mistranscribed, especially if the stele are eroded or damaged). (email dated 12/12/14).

            The workshop should give scholars with strong linguistic foundations the tools to read inscriptions on their own; those with weaker language backgrounds will benefit from the chance to learn what is in the epitaphs. Contact Valerie Hansen (valerie.hansen@yale.edu) and François Louis (louis@bgc.bard.edu) if you would like to attend this workshop.

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Angles on Chinese Film History- August 13-15, 2015

This international conference about Chinese film history is open to the public and no registration is required.

Conference schedule can be found at (http://ias.umn.edu/2015/08/13/chinese-film/). 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Call for Applications: Visiting Research Scholar (Team Research Organizer) 2017-2018

In order to deepen research on Japanese culture and broaden its scope by bringing together researchers from different fields of specialization, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) supports the “team research” (kyōdō kenkyū) approach to opening up new frontiers in Japanese studies scholarship. Nichibunken seeks visiting research scholars to plan and organize one-year team research projects for the Japanese academic year 2017 (April)-2018 (March). Research themes of outstanding significance and future potential will be favorably considered.

Researchers who are attached to a university or other research institution outside Japan and not more than 65 years old as of 1 April 2017, or whom the Director-general deems to have equivalent qualifications.

For more information, please visit (http://research.nichibun.ac.jp/en/employment/team.html).

Call for Applications: Visiting Research Scholar Fellowship 2016-2017

With 2015 marking the seventieth year since the end of World War II, Japan reaches an important turning point in the “postwar” era. The term sengo (postwar) as it came to be used in Japan has connoted a self-consciousness closed off from Asia and the world, but understanding the past seventy years within that sengo framework is no longer viable. Meanwhile, the [1994] collapse of the “1955 system” that took place soon after the end of the Cold War brought an end to the postwar political framework based on a complementary relationship between the conservative Liberal Democratic Party and progressive socialist and other parties. With the emergence of neoliberalism and increased critical awareness of the problems of postwar democracy, movements are forming on a larger-than-ever scale calling for policies that would move beyond “sengo.” How should research on cultural history deal with such “rethinking postwar” moves? The present research project, with the participation of scholars in a wide range of fields including literature, history, art history, film, medicine, and so forth, is aimed at answering this very question by thorough reviewing of the concept of “sengo” and grappling with various problems related to memory of the war after the generations that experienced the war have left us.

⑴  Display evidence of prior research and publications directly related to the above research project.

⑵  Have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and an academic position by the time of application.

⑶  Not more than 65 years old when the research period begins.

The scholar is expected to arrive in Kyoto someday between April 1 and October 3l, 2016; the fellowship runs from your arrival until March 31, 2017.

For more information, please visit (http://research.nichibun.ac.jp/en/employment/team.html).

Monday, May 18, 2015

Travel Grant: Korean Heritage Library, University of Southern California


Scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library. We will give strong preference to distinguished scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at domestic U.S. institutions with few Korean library resources.


A maximum of $3,000 awarded during 2015 to support up to 3 scholars.

·        International scholars: up to $2,000
·        Domestic scholars: up to $1,000


·        September 30, 2015:  Deadline for proposals
·        October 30, 2015:  Notification of grantees
·        October 31, 2016: Deadline for use of research grant awards

Benefits for Grantees

·        Partial support for costs related to consulting resources at the USC Libraries as part of their research on Korea (travel, accommodations, meals, copying, etc.)
·        USC library privileges and support from USC KHL faculty and staff during their research visit
·        Active engagement with USC’s dynamic community of Korean Studies faculty and students through workshops and informal gatherings

Requirements for Grantees

·        A brief report at the end of on-site research
·        Exit interview with KHL Curator sharing the researcher’s experiences and suggestions for the OKSHF Research Grant program
·        Works resulting from the OKSHF Research Grant must acknowledge the grant in all publications and/or presentations.
·        Gift copies of all publications resulting from the grant must be submitted to the USC Libraries. If this is not possible, citations must be reported for KHL’s records.
·        Submitting receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award


Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians and faculty.
Inquiries may be directed to:
·        Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library: joykim@usc.edu
·        Kenneth Klein, Head of the East Asian Library: kklein@usc.edu

Application Procedures

Submit the following documentation via email attachments to: joykim@usc.edu

·        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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015-16 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 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 August 15, 2015 and August 14, 2016. 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, 2016. 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 July 1, 2015

Application Procedures

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

For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contact John Groschwitz <jgroschwitz@stanford.edu>, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Workshop, Chinese Object Study, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 24-28, 2015

Chinese Object Study Workshops is a program that provides graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of objects—in particular, those belonging to the great collections of Chinese art at such museums as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler). The program is generously funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by Freer|Sackler.
The second workshop in 2015 will be held in August at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is now open for application. Please find below details about the workshop.

To Apply:
The program is open to students enrolled in a graduate art history program at a North American or European university (at the time that the workshop is held) and pursuing a graduate degree in Chinese art. Applicants may be of any nationality and may apply for more than one workshop. Transportation, lodging and some meal support will be provided. For detailed information about the program, workshop descriptions and application instructions, please see www.asia.si.edu/research/workshops/chinese-object-study.asp
The application deadline is May 22, 2015, with decisions to be announced by June 5, 2015.

Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 JSA Freeman Foundation Summer Institute

The Japan Studies Association, with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, will conduct a three-week intensive workshop on Japan for faculty and administrators from U.S. two- and four-year colleges and universities. The workshop is for individuals who have little or no prior academic background on Japan and who wish to begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses. The program is open to faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business or Education. Administrators and librarians are also eligible to apply.

There will be only 12 participants selected for the Freeman Fellowships. Each participant will receive up to $500 to help cover roundtrip airfare to Hawai'i. Single rooms, some meals and a small stipend will be provided.

Each college or university is required to pay a $650 Program Fee for its participant. This fee must be paid by May 1st, 2015.

More information can be found at (http://www.japanstudies.org/jsa-freeman-foundation-summer-institute.html).

Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased to announce the sixth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop.
When:  August 6-10, 2015
Where: Santa Cruz, CA - UC Santa Cruz Conference Center
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
For more information, visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)

  • Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) is a traveling exhibit created by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Tilanqiao Historical Area, the museum has taken a significant role in educating local and international visitors about the unique story of Jewish refugees in Shanghai. From 1933-1941 Shanghai opened its doors to over 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution and war in Europe, transforming the city into an “open city for Jews” at a time when much of the rest of the world was closed.

  • Visit the exhibit from March 19 to May 7, 2015 at the Sabes Jewish Community Center (4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416). For more information, go to (http://confucius.umn.edu/jewish-refugees-in-shanghai/index.php).

Monday, February 16, 2015

Travel Grants-University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library

The East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its travel grants for the year 2015. These grants are made available through special funding from the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The purpose of the grants is to support scholars who wish to do research at the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh. Up to $500 will be available for each candidate depending on the need and the location of the individual. Special consideration will be given to those researchers in Pennsylvania and the nearby region whose libraries have no major East Asian collections, and without receiving such grants previously.

The East Asian Library at Pitt consists of over 490,000 volumes/items in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English. The primary focus of the collections is on humanities and social sciences. For further information about the East Asian Library and its collections, please visit our website at http://www.library.pitt.edu/eal-collections-resources

The application deadline is 4/30/2015. To apply, please send a letter of application with a brief description of your research topic, a curriculum vitae, the type/subject of materials you need, and an estimated budget to:
Xiuying Zou
East Asian Studies Librarian
East Asian Library
207K Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Email: xiz42@pitt.edu

Thursday, February 12, 2015

University of Michigan Asia Library Travel Grants

The Asia Library at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2015 travel grants on behalf of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, and Nam Center for Korean Studies.  

Three Centers are offering Asia Library Travel Grants on a competitive basis and now accepting applications for the 2015 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.

The Asia Library is one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian materials in North America. The collection encompasses more than 820,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in the humanities and social sciences, particularly strong in history, philosophy, literature, and film studies. The Library also has a comprehensive coverage of electronic resources, such as electronic full text journals, e-books, and databases. For further information about the library, please visit the website at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia-library.

The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University of International Institute’s travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

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 Procedures:

If you have any questions, please email to asialibrary@umich.edu

Friday, January 30, 2015

UCLA-Shanghai Jiaotong University 2015 Summer Text and Research Methodology Workshop

The UCLA Asia Institute invites applications by students from all disciplines who are interested in using newly available county-level archival materials from the mid-20th century to study the formation and implementation of government policies in local situations. 

Applications Due 3/15/2015
For further program and application information, please visit http://www.asia.ucla.edu/asia/article/148493