Grant Available for Research at USC Korean Heritage Library

USC Korean Heritage Library research grantsThe Kore­an Her­itage Library (KHL) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia has announced the avail­abil­i­ty of research grants for Kore­an stud­ies researchers, librar­i­ans, and edu­ca­tors. Sup­port­ed by the Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies and Her­itage Foun­da­tion (OKSHF), the grants assist schol­ars desir­ing to use the USC Kore­an Her­itage Library’s resources for research to pro­mote schol­ar­ship in Kore­an stud­ies.

Stu­dents and schol­ars 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. The awards offer up to $2,000 to inter­na­tion­al schol­ars and up to $1,000 to domes­tic schol­ars.

The grants cov­er par­tial sup­port for costs relat­ed to con­sult­ing resources at the USC libraries as part of research on Korea (trav­el, accom­mo­da­tions, meals, copy­ing, etc.); USC library priv­i­leges; sup­port from USC KHL fac­ul­ty and staff dur­ing the research vis­it; and engage­ment with USC’s com­mu­ni­ty of Kore­an stud­ies fac­ul­ty and stu­dents through work­shops and infor­mal gath­er­ings.

Terms of the grant require recip­i­ents to sub­mit a brief report at the end of on‐site research; acknowl­edge the OKSHF Research Grant in any result­ing pub­li­ca­tions or pre­sen­ta­tions; pro­vide the USC Libraries gift copies of pub­li­ca­tions result­ing from the grant (or, if not pos­si­ble, report cita­tions for KHL’s records); and sub­mit receipts for reim­burse­ment up to the amount of the award.

To apply, sub­mit a brief state­ment (approx­i­mate­ly 500 words) describ­ing your research project and its pur­pose, needs for on‐site research at USC KHL, a list of mate­ri­als you wish to use (includ­ing the call no. where applic­a­ble); a pro­posed vis­it sched­ule; an esti­mat­ed bud­get; and a cur­ricu­lum vitae.

Send these doc­u­ments via e‐mail attach­ments with sub­ject line “OKSHF Research Grant appli­ca­tion” to Joy Kim, cura­tor of the Kore­an Her­itage Library, at with a copy to Ken­neth Kline, head of the East Asian Library, at

The dead­line for pro­pos­als is July 31, 2018. Appli­ca­tion results will be issued Octo­ber 1, 2018. Grants must be used by Sep­tem­ber 30, 2019.

Direct inquiries to Joy Kim or Ken­neth Klein.