The Korean Heritage Library at the University of Southern California has announced the availability of grants for researchers, librarians, and educators wishing to use the library’s resources. The grants are funded by the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation.
The grants are available to scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library. Strong preference will be given to distinguished scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at U.S. institutions with few Korean library resources.
A maximum of $3,000 will be awarded in 2015 to support up to three scholars. Awards for international scholars are up to $2,000 and for domestic scholars up to $1,000.
The Korean Heritage Library at the University of Southern California has announced the availability of research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean studies. The grants, supported by the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), are intended to assist scholars in their use of the USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources.
Scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library are eligible to apply. Strong preference will be given to distinguished scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at U.S. institutions that have few Korean library resources.
A maximum of $3,000 will be awarded during 2015 to support up to three scholars. Recipients will be expected to deliver a brief report at the end of on-site research; participate in an exit interview with KHL curator; acknowledge the grant in resulting publications and presentations; provide gift copies of publications resulting from the grant where possible; and submit receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians and faculty and should include a brief statement (approximately 250 words) describing the research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL, proposed visit schedule, an estimated budget, and a curriculum vitae. These items should be submitted as e-mail attachments to Joy Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org), curator of the Korean Heritage Library.
The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by October 30, 2015. Research grant awards must be used by October 31, 2016.
The Harvard-Yenching Library has announced its Travel Grant Program for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. The grants assist scholars from outside the Boston metropolitan area in using the Harvard-Yenching Library’s collections for research. Of nineteen $500 grants five will be awarded in Korean studies. The grants are awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and 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 nearby. Each grantee also will be provided free photocopying up to 100 sheets.
Applications for the travel grant, including a letter, a brief description of the research topic, and an estimated budget, should be addressed to James K.M. Cheng, Librarian, Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. Fax: (617) 496‑6008. E-mail: email@example.com. Applications must be received by December 22, 2014. Awards must be used by August 31, 2015.
The Korea Foundation is now accepting on-line applications for its 2015 Korean studies programs. Visit the on-line application portal (http://apply.kf.or.kr) to apply to any of the Foundation’s various programs.
Support categories for institutions include:
Support for Establishment of Professorships
Support for Overseas Korean Studies Centers and Associations
Support for Employment of Teaching Staff
Support for Dispatch of Visiting Professors
Support for Korean Studies Workshops for Non-Korean Educators.
Two programs are of special interest to individuals:
Fellowships for Korean Language Training enable professors, graduate students, and Korea-related professionals to take an intensive Korean language course for up to one year at a university-affiliated language institute in Korea. Contact Youju Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Fellowships for Field Research support doctorate-level students and prominent scholars in Korean studies for field research in the social sciences and humanities in Korea. Contact Jin-young Chun (email@example.com) for further information.
Additional information about each of these categories is available on the KF Web site. The on-line application portal will remain open until the final deadline of August 31, 2014.
Queries may be directed to: Korea Foundation Korean Studies Department Diplomatic Center Bldg. 10th fl. 2558 Seocho-2 dong, Seocho-gu Seoul, Korea 137 – 863 Tel: + 82 – 2-2046 – 8527 / Fax: +82 – 2-3463 – 6076 www.kf.or.kr
The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) has announced details of its 2014 Korean Studies Grants. The aim of this grant program is “to deepen the world’s understanding of Korea by supporting academic activities of Korean studies.”
Grants are offered in three categories: visiting lectureships, which place qualified lecturers in selected universities to promote Korean studies; competitive research funding, which supports investigator-chosen individual or collaborative research on Korea-related subjects; and workshop and conference support for programs on Korea-related subjects to be held between June 2014 and May 2015.