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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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Travel Grants at the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh

The East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its 2016 travel grants. 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. The grants will be available up to $500 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.

Applications received before May 31 will receive priority consideration. 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 Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library at haihuiz@pitt.edu.
Haihui Zhang
Head, East Asian Library
207L Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016-17 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

2016-17 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants
The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 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, 2016 and August 14, 2017. 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 and receipts submitted for reimbursement before August 14, 2017.

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.

Application Procedures
Please submit your applications here:
* 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

Applications are due by May 31, 2016

For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contactJohn Groschwitz, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Phone: 650.736.1759

For questions regarding Stanford East Asia Library collections, please contact relevant area librarian to be found at:https://library.stanford.edu/eal/staff-directory

Monday, March 21, 2016

Travel grant: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University

Hoover Institution Library & Archives Fellowships & Support

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University are pleased to offer competitive fellowships and support of up to $2,500 to support research based on our collections. All recipients will be expected to spend a minimum of ten days in the Library & Archives.

Award Descriptions

Silas Palmer Research Fellowship
Available to US undergraduate and graduate students, this fellowship provides an award of up to $2,500 to support research based on our collections

US Scholar Research Support
Available to US faculty, postdocs, and independent scholars, this support provides an award of up to $2,500 to support research based on our collections

International Scholar Research Support
Available to international students, faculty, and independent scholars, this support provides reimbursement of up to $2,500 for airfare and hotel costs to conduct research at the Library & Archives

Application Requirements

All applicants are required to submit their applications online with the following:

·         Contact information
·         Resume or CV
·         A proposal of fewer than 750 words describing your research project, including the names of Hoover collections you plan to consult and why they are necessary for your project
·         The names and email addresses of two individuals who will complete recommendation forms
Application deadline: May 6, 2016

Additional Information

·         Applications and recommendations must be submitted online in English
·         Award recipients will be required to write a short article on their research or to be interviewed for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives website
·         Fellowship research must be completed between August 2016 and July 2017
·         International scholars will be required to submit documentation of their travel costs. Additional guidelines will be sent upon acceptance
·         One or more fellowships will be reserved for researchers who plan to consult our audiovisual collections
·         All awards are subject to the availability of funds and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements and documentation

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship

The Isaac Alfred Ailion Fellowship will support scholars to work with the extensive Special Collections of leiden Uniuversity in the field of Japanese culture and language for a period of two to four months. 

The closing date for applying for the Issac Alfred Ailion Fellowship is May 1st 2016. For detailed information please click here