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For Faculty

 

Research Travel Award, Summer 2017

 

The following resource is available to midwest college faculty only.

 

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (IU) will award a limited number of travel awards for summer 2017 to assist faculty at colleges and universities in the Midwest in their use of the East Asian Collection of the Herman B Wells Library, the special collections of the Kinsey Institute, the Lilly Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections, or other museums and libraries on campus. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to help defray travel and living expenses.

The East Asian Collection houses more than 290,000 volumes in East Asian languages and subscribes to approximately 750 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean serials and newspapers and approximately 20 electronic resources focusing on East Asia. The general library collection includes approximately 221,000 volumes related to East Asian studies published in Western languages. The Kinsey Institute's collections include rare books, scrolls, art, artifacts, photographs, and films on cultural and historical aspects of sexuality in East Asia. The Lilly Library houses the Charles Boxer Collection, which contains a unique set of manuscripts and documents on Japan’s early contact with the West.

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement within the summer term. (May 9th – August 7th)  However, due to fiscal deadlines, it is encouraged that all receipts be submitted before August 7th, 2017

 

Application Deadline:

May 10, 2017

 

Interested applicants should submit each of the following:

  • One two-page description of research topic related to East Asian studies
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • Statement describing how applicant intends to use the library and/or museum collections
  • Budget of expected expenses, including a printout showing one-way mileage to Bloomington, IN.

Application materials can be submitted by e-mail or postal mail.

 

Email application materials to:
easc@indiana.edu

 

Mail applications to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University

355 North Jordan Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

 

Questions? Address inquiries to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang
kang43@indiana.edu

 

Faculty Travel Award, Summer 2017

 

We are very pleased to announce that the East Asian Studies Center is now accepting applications for its Summer 2017 conference/research travel award competition. This funding is now possible since EASC was able to secure Title VI NRC funding for the years 2014-2018. Priority is given to faculty who are presenting papers and the maximum award amount is $500. The application deadline is Monday, May 15th.

 

Due to funding limitations, the dollar amount of the travel funds awarded in this competition may not be enough to cover your conference travel, so we encourage you to seek other funding sources as well.

 

Please also note that due to Title VI funding regulations there are some restrictions on the use of an EASC conference travel grant for international travel. International travel can be covered but must be approved 6 weeks in advance of the departure date. To be reimbursed for international airfare you may need to travel on U.S.-owned carriers in order to comply with the Fly America Act and you must complete the flight reservation section of the application form. If planning an overseas trip, please contact me at kang43@indiana.edu at least 6 weeks before the departure date or ASAP.

 

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement within the summer term. (May 9th – August 7th)  However, due to fiscal deadlines, it is encouraged that all receipts be submitted before August 7th, 2017. Application materials include:

 

Application (PDF)

One-page abstract of your paper (in English)

Notice of acceptance or copy of the conference program

Letter of endorsement from your department chair

 

Application materials can be submitted by e-mail or postal mail.

 

Email application materials to:
easc@indiana.edu

 

Mail applications to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University

355 North Jordan Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

 

Questions? Address inquiries to:
Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang
kang43@indiana.edu