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.

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