Monday, May 18, 2015

OKSHF Research Grant at USC Korean Heritage Library

The Korean Heritage Library (KHL) at the University of Southern California is pleased to announce research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars in their use of USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for research to promote scholarship in Korean Studies.


Scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library. We will give strong preference to distinguished scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at domestic U.S. institutions with few Korean library resources. 


A maximum of $3,000 awarded during 2015 to support up to 3 scholars.

•    International scholars: up to $2,000
•    Domestic scholars: up to $1,000


•    September 30, 2015:  Deadline for proposals
•    October 30, 2015:  Notification of grantees
•    October 31, 2016: Deadline for use of research grant awards

Benefits for Grantees

•    Partial support for costs related to consulting resources at the USC Libraries as part of their research on Korea (travel, accommodations, meals, copying, etc.)
•    USC library privileges and support from USC KHL faculty and staff during their research visit
•    Active engagement with USC’s dynamic community of Korean Studies faculty and students through workshops and informal gatherings

Requirements for Grantees

•    A brief report at the end of on-site research
•    Exit interview with KHL Curator sharing the researcher’s experiences and suggestions for the OKSHF Research Grant program
•    Works resulting from the OKSHF Research Grant must acknowledge the grant in all publications and/or presentations.
•    Gift copies of all publications resulting from the grant must be submitted to the USC Libraries. If this is not possible, citations must be reported for KHL’s records.
•    Submitting receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians and faculty. 
Inquiries may be directed to:
•    Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library:
•    Kenneth Klein, Head of the East Asian Library:

Application Procedures

Submit the following documentation via email attachments to: 

•    A brief statement (approximately 250 words) describing your research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL, proposed visit schedule, and an estimated budget
•    A curriculum vitae

Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015-16 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 library travel grants. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will award up to six grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collections at the Stanford East Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with University travel guidelines. The Stanford East Asia Library collection includes roughly 770,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and western languages. Further information about the library collections is available at

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of East Asia at other U.S. institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the Stanford East Asia Library between August 15, 2015 and August 14, 2016. Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby. Please note that award travel must be completed before August 14, 2016. Applicants do not have to be US citizens, but travel should originate and terminate in the US; no international tickets are allowed.

Up to $750 per trip.

Applications are due by July 1, 2015

Application Procedures
Provide the following documentation in one PDF file less than 1MB in size:
•    A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing your research, the need to use the East Asia Library collections, and proposed travel dates
•    A list of resources you would like to access (applicants must check availability of these resources in the Library's online catalog or by contacting the relevant area librarian prior to submitting applications)
•    An estimated budget
•    A current curriculum vita
Please apply online at:

For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contact John Groschwitz <>, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies.

For questions regarding Stanford East Asia Library collections, Please contact relevant area librarian.