The Triangle Center for Japanese Studies is pleased to offer travel grants to scholars outside the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill/Greensboro area to conduct Japan-related research at Triangle institutions using Japanese materials in the Duke Library (http://library.duke.edu/), UNC’s Ackland Art Museum (http://www.ackland.org/index.htm) or NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design (http://www.ncsu.edu/gregg/).
Duke’s East Asian Collection (http://library.duke.edu/ias/eastasian/) consists of about 85,000 volumes in Japanese. The Japanese collection is focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is especially strong in art history, Buddhism, history, labor, literature, popular culture (film, advertising and manga), women’s studies and the Japanese colonial experience. We have a fairly comprehensive collection of Japanese databases, http://databases.library.duke.edu/content.php?pid=345478.
The collection (http://www.ackland.org/Collections/about-collection/index.htm) at the Ackland Art museum was built by Sherman Lee and is notable for Japanese paintings and sculpture.
NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design (http://www.ncsu.edu/gregg/collections.html) holds textiles and ceramics while the NCSU libraries (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/) have strong collections in design, landscape architecture and textiles.
GRANT AMOUNT: $750 to cover travel, hotel and photocopy expenses
PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICANTS:
* who document how their research will benefit from access to Japan-related materials in the Triangle and whose research will take advantage of our strengths
* who are located in the Southeast or at institutions which do not have easy access to comparable resources.
* Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. A total of ten awards will be made.
* Awards must be used and receipts submitted by August 15, 2014.
* Each recipient is required to submit a short summary of the research accomplished with the grant by August 15,2014.
Submit (email applications preferred) a brief description of your research topic, sources in the collection you plan to use, a brief curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget to Kristina Troost, email@example.com . If you have any questions, please contact me first.