The Korean Heritage Library (KHL) at the University of Southern California has announced the availability of research grants for Korean studies researchers, librarians, and educators. Supported by the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grants assist scholars desiring to use the USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for research to promote scholarship in Korean studies.
Students and scholars whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library are eligible to apply. The 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. The awards offer up to $2,000 to international scholars and up to $1,000 to domestic scholars.
The grants cover partial support for costs related to consulting resources at the USC libraries as part of research on Korea (travel, accommodations, meals, copying, etc.); USC library privileges; support from USC KHL faculty and staff during the research visit; and engagement with USC’s community of Korean studies faculty and students through workshops and informal gatherings.
Terms of the grant require recipients to submit a brief report at the end of on-site research; acknowledge the OKSHF Research Grant in any resulting publications or presentations; provide the USC Libraries gift copies of publications resulting from the grant (or, if not possible, report citations for KHL’s records); and submit receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award.
To apply, submit a brief statement (approximately 500 words) describing your research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL, a list of materials you wish to use (including the call no. where applicable); a proposed visit schedule; an estimated budget; and a curriculum vitae.
Send these documents via e-mail attachments with subject line “OKSHF Research Grant application” to Joy Kim, curator of the Korean Heritage Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Kenneth Kline, head of the East Asian Library, at email@example.com.
The deadline for proposals is July 31, 2018. Application results will be issued October 1, 2018. Grants must be used by September 30, 2019.