USC Korean Heritage Library Research Grants

research grants at USC libraryThe Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Kore­an Her­itage Library is offer­ing research grants for Kore­an stud­ies researchers, librar­i­ans, and edu­ca­tors wish­ing to use its col­lec­tions. The grants are sup­port­ed by the Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies and Her­itage Foun­da­tion.

Schol­ars and librar­i­ans whose research can ben­e­fit from the resources at the USC Kore­an Her­itage Library are eli­gi­ble to apply. The pro­gram is open to schol­ars from Korea and oth­er coun­tries out­side the Unit­ed States and to those at domes­tic U.S. insti­tu­tions with few Kore­an library resources.

Grants will be award­ed to up to three schol­ars. The awards are up to $2,000 for inter­na­tion­al schol­ars and up to $1,000 for domes­tic schol­ars. Pro­pos­als must be sub­mit­ted by August 31, 2016. Appli­ca­tions will be reviewed by a pan­el of USC librar­i­ans. The select­ed recip­i­ents will be noti­fied Sep­tem­ber 30, 2016. Award­ed grants must be used by Sep­tem­ber 30, 2017.

Recip­i­ents are required to sub­mit a brief report at the end of on-site research; acknowl­edge the grant in result­ing pub­li­ca­tions; pro­vide gift copies of result­ing pub­li­ca­tions where pos­si­ble; and sub­mit receipts for reim­burse­ment up to the amount of the award.

The appli­ca­tion form and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion can be found at The com­plet­ed form must be accom­pa­nied by a brief state­ment (approx­i­mate­ly 250 words) describ­ing the research project and its pur­pose and the need for on-site research at USC, a pro­posed vis­it sched­ule, an esti­mat­ed bud­get, and a cur­ricu­lum vitae.

Inquiries regard­ing the grants may be direct­ed to Joy Kim (, cura­tor of the Kore­an Her­itage Library, or Ken­neth Klein (, head of the East Asian Library.

More infor­ma­tion about the Kore­an Her­itage Library, locat­ed in the USC Dohe­ny Memo­r­i­al Library in Los Ange­les, can be found at