Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all University of Chicago libraries are closed until further notice. Until the University of Chicago libraries re-opens to the public, the Library Travel Grants will not be available during this time. 

Overview

The Center for East Asian Studies’ Japan, China and Korean Studies Library Travel Grants are designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research related to Japan, China and Korea. Priority consideration is 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.  Normally, an applicant is eligible to receive one award per academic year.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, we have a limited number of grants of $500 each, to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars engaged in research.  However, please note, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all University of Chicago libraries are closed until further notice. Until the University of Chicago libraries re-opens to the public, the Library Travel Grants will not be available during this time.  

The grant takes the form of a reimbursement for actual travel expenses. Original receipts must be submitted along with a reimbursement form obtained from the Center for East Asian Studies.

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Domestic travel to and from the University of Chicago library (including mileage)
  • Copies of pertinent archival resources
  • Local accommodations

Application Process

The grants are open to citizens of any country. However, all travel to and from the library must be via U.S. carriers. Applications should include a letter, a brief description of the research topic, and an estimated budget.

Applications for the travel grant for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently not available due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until further notice. 

Please address any questions regarding this program to: mkim12@uchicago.edu or 773-702-8647.