The 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 https://libraries.usc.edu/locations/east-asian-library/korean-research-grant. 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.
More information about the Korean Heritage Library, located in the USC Doheny Memorial Library in Los Angeles, can be found at https://libraries.usc.edu/korean-heritage-library.