Research Grant Opportunity at USC Korean Heritage Library

USC logoThe 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.

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Research Grants at USC Korean Heritage Library

image: Doheny LibraryThe 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 (joykim@usc.edu), 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.

Inquiries may be direct­ed to Joy Kim (joykim@usc.edu) or Ken­neth Klein (kklein@usc.edu), head of the East Asian Library.

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grants

photo: Harvard-Yenching LibraryThe 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: jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu. Appli­ca­tions must be received by Decem­ber 22, 2014. Awards must be used by August 31, 2015. 

Korea Foundation On-Line Applications Accepted through August 31

Image: Korea Foundation LogoThe 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 (youjulee@kf.or.kr) 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 (ryeongan@kf.or.kr) 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

Academy of Korean Studies 2014 Grants

image: AKS logoThe 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.

Those inter­est­ed in apply­ing for a grant should con­sult the detailed guide­lines avail­able on line at http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=437.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is March 16, 2014, with results to be announced in May 2014.

Inquiries should be direct­ed to Suemin Kwak at grant@aks.ac.kr, tele­phone +82 – 31-709‑9843, or fax +82 – 31-709‑9945.