KCCNA Research Travel Grants

Korean Collections Consortium logoThe 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.

Inquiries may be direct­ed to Joy Kim (USC), chair of the KCCNA-Research Grant Com­mit­tee, at kccnatravelgrant@umich.edu.

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grants for 2015–2016

photo: Harvard-Yenching LibraryThe 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: jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu. The dead­line for receiv­ing appli­ca­tions is Decem­ber 22, 2015.

University of Michigan Asia Library Travel Grants

image: University of Michigan logoThe 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.

Appli­ca­tions for Korea-related grants should be sub­mit­ted through the Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies: http://www.ii.umich.edu/ncks/academics/fellowshipsgrants/asialibrarytravelgrants. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, send e-mail to asialibrary@umich.edu.

Travel Grant to Use Manhwa Collection at University of Washington

image: manhwa cover exampleThe 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 (hkyi@uw.edu), Kore­an stud­ies librar­i­an.

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grants

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 Library’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

Fax: (617) 496‑6008
E-mail: jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu

The dead­line for receiv­ing appli­ca­tions is Decem­ber 15, 2010.