Indiana U: Research travel grants for Midwest faculty

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (IU) will award a limited number of travel grants for summer 2011 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 $300 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.

Interested applicants should submit (1) a 1-2-page description of their research topic related to East Asian studies; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing how they intend to use the library and/or museum collections; and (4) a budget of expected expenses, including a Mapquest printout showing one-way mileage to Bloomington, IN.  Application materials should be mailed (not e-mailed) to the address below by March 31, 2011.

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement by July 31, 2011.

Mail applications to:

Margaret Key, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University
Memorial Hall West 207
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN  47405

Address inquiries to:

Margaret Key, Associate Director
East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University mskey@indiana.edu

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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