The Asian Division of the Library of Congress has announced the Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program for 2011. The purpose of the program is to give individuals the opportunity to use the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islanders collections in the Library of Congress to pursue scholarly research projects.
The grants are awarded upon demonstration of need through a competitive process. Grants are intended to subsidize the researcherâ€™s transportation fares to and from Washington, D.C., overnight accommodations, and photocopying fees. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support are eligible to apply. The deadline for the 2011 application season is September 30, 2010.
The Libraryâ€™s Asian collections are among the most significant outside of Asia and consist of more than 2.8 million monograph, serial, newspaper, manuscript, and microform titles in the vernacular languages of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
This fellowship program is made possible by a generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, for forty-three years a Chinese Team cataloger in the Regional and Coöperative Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.
For more information about this fellowship and information about past awardees, see http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/FTM.html. For information about the content of LC Asian and AAPI collections, visit the Libraryâ€™s Asian Divisionâ€™s Web site at http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Anchi Hoh, Co-Chair, Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 202 – 707-5673.