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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