Research Travel Funds: Korean Heritage Library, USC

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.


Scholars and librarians 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.


A maximum of $3,000 awarded to support up to 3 scholars.
*International scholars: up to $2,000
*Domestic scholars: up to $1,000


-July 31, 2017: Deadline for proposals
-September 30, 2017: Notification of awards
-September 28, 2018: 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:


-Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians.

-Inquiries may be directed to:

· Joy Kim, Curator of the Korean Heritage Library:

· Kenneth Klein, Head of the East Asian Library:

Application Procedures

Submit the following documentation via email attachments with subject line “OKSHF Research Grant application” to:

*A brief statement (approximately 250 words) describing your research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL, proposed visit schedule, and an estimated budget
*A curriculum vitae

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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