Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program for 2011 Announced

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 researcher’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 Library’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 Coop­er­a­tive 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 Library’s Asian Division’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, adia@loc.gov, tele­phone 202–707-5673.