The Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA) has announced the availability of travel grants for researchers and educators in Korean studies. These grants are intended to assist Korean studies students and scholars in using the specialized library resources at the thirteen member universities of the consortium.
This program is funded by a three-year grant (2018–2020) from the Korea Foundation. The grants are available to anyone except those in Korea, who are considered already to have access to extensive Korean resources.
For program details and applications, visit http://goo.gl/HUhPnY. The application deadline is March 15, 2018.
Consortium member libraries are Columbia University; Duke University; Harvard University; Princeton University; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; UCLA; University of Chicago; University of Hawai’i; University of Michigan; University of Southern California; University of Toronto; and University of Washington.
The Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grants Program is intended to assist scholars from outside the Boston metropolitan area in their use of the Harvard-Yenching Library’s collections for research. For the 2015–2016 academic year, there will be nineteen grants of $600 each: five in Korean studies, seven in Chinese studies, and seven in Japanese studies. The grants are awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and to graduate students engaged in dissertation research. Priority consideration is 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. Awards must be used by June 30, 2016.
Applications for a travel grant, including a letter, a brief description of the research topic, and an estimated budget, should be addressed: 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. The deadline for receiving applications is December 22, 2015.
The Asia Library at the University of Michigan has announced its 2015 travel grants offered through the Nam Center for Korean Studies, the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and the Center for Japanese Studies.
The three centers offer Asia Library Travel Grants on a competitive basis and are now accepting applications for the 2015 grants. The grants are to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of Korea, China, and Japan 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. For further information, visit the library’s Web site at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia-library.
The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with university travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel. Faculty and advanced graduate students at other institutions are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded in amounts up to $700 per trip. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
The University of Washington East Asia Library offers travel grants to scholars outside the Seattle/Tacoma area to conduct Korea-related research using the Library’s manhwa (Korean graphic novel) collection.
The collection consists of more than fifteen thousand volumes in Korean. It is the largest and most comprehensive manhwa collection in North America. The collection mainly has publications from the 1980s through the early 2000s when Korean graphic novels were mostly in print before moving to the online format called webtoon. The collection has comprehensive works by famous cartoonists such as Yi Hyon-se, Pak Pong-song, Ko Haeng-sok, and Yi Sang-mu.
Nearly nine hundred individual titles have been cataloged and are listed in the OCLC Worldcat database and the University of Washington Library catalog. The remaining uncataloged materials (approximately six hundred titles) are listed in an Excel document available upon request.
Grants of up to $1,500 may be made to cover travel expenses (air and lodging). Priority will be given to those who document how their research will benefit from access to the UW manhwa collection and whose research will take advantage of the collection’s strengths.
The application deadline is August 1, 2014. A total of two awards will be made and must be used, and receipts submitted, by December 31, 2014. Each recipient is required to submit a short summary of the research accomplished with the grant within thirty days of completion of the travel.
To apply, submit a brief description of your research topic, sources in the collection you plan to use, a brief curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Hyokyoung Yi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Korean studies librarian.
The Harvard-Yenching Library has announced its Travel Grant Program for the 2010–2011 academic year. The purpose of the grant is to assist scholars from outside the metropolitan Boston area in their use of the Harvard-Yenching Libraryâ€™s collections for research.
There will be twenty-one grants of $400 each (seven in Chinese studies, nine 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. Each grantee will also be provided with the privilege of free photocopying of up to 100 sheets. The awards must be used before August 1, 2011.
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