[KS] Call for proposals--OKSHF Research Grant at the Korean Heritage Library, University of Southern California

Joy Kim joykim at usc.edu
Thu May 31 14:45:24 EDT 2018

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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.


Students and scholars whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library. This 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.


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


·       July 31, 2018:  Deadline for proposals
·       October 1, 2018: Notification of awards
·       September 30, 2019: Deadline for the use of the grant

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
·       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 - general guidelines for allowable costs are contained in OMB Circular A-21
o     https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/circulars_a021_2004/#c


Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians.
Inquiries may be directed to:
·       Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library: joykim at usc.edu<mailto:joykim at usc.edu>
·       Kenneth Klein, Head of the East Asian Library: kklein at usc.edu<mailto:kklein at usc.edu>

Application Procedures

Submit the following documentation via email attachments with subject line “OKSHF Research Grant application” to: joykim at usc.edu<mailto:joykim at usc.edu> with cc to kklein at usc.edu<mailto:kklein at usc.edu>

·       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), proposed visit schedule, and an estimated budget
·       A curriculum vitae

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