University of Michigan Asia Library Travel Grants

The Asia Library at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 2014 travel grants on behalf of the Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, and Nam Center for Korean Studies.

Three Centers are offering Asia Library Travel Grants on a competitive basis and now accepting applications for the 2014 travel grants. The grants is to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library.

The Asia Library is one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian materials in North America. The collection encompasses more than 800,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in the humanities and social sciences, particularly strong in history, philosophy, literature, and film studies. The Library also has a comprehensive coverage of electronic resources, such as electronic full text journals, e-books, and databases. For further information about the library, please visit the website at

The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University of International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of China, Japan, and Korea at other institutions.

Up to $700 per trip.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Procedures:

Center for Chinese Studies:
Center for Japanese Studies:
Nam Center for Korean Studies:

If you have any questions, please email to

Taiwan Fellowship

The Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.

Application period: May 1-June 30 (for grants for Jan-Dec the following year)
For more detailed information, please go to
or email:

The East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its 2014 travel grants. These grants are made available through special funding from the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The purpose of the grants is to support scholars who wish to do research at the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh. The grants are available at the range of $250-$500 for each candidate depending on the need and the location of the individual. Special consideration will be given to those researchers in Pennsylvania and the nearby region whose libraries have no major East Asian collections, and without receiving such grants previously.

The East Asian Library at Pitt consists of over 480,000 volumes/items in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English. The primary focus of the collections is on humanities and social sciences. For further information about the East Asian Library and its collections, please visit our website at

The application deadline is April 30th, 2014. Application results will be announced in early May. The awards must be used by June 30, 2014.

To apply, please send a letter of application with a brief description of your research topic, a curriculum vitae, the type/subject of materials you need, and an estimated budget to:

Xiuying Zou
East Asian Studies Librarian
East Asian Library
207K Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Summer+ Translating Chinese - Methods and Practice

National Taiwan University starts a new summer translation program that aims to develop Chinese-English translation skills in the cultural context of famous classics. 

Program period: 7/1/14 -- 8/9/14
Scholarship opportunity: up to 30 students

For more details please go to: 

2014 CUL Library Research Awards

CUL/IS will award ten (10) grants of $2500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult CUL/IS holdings for their work.  Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Butler Library, the Lehman Social Sciences Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and the Libraries' Global Studies Collections.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2014. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2014 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.

To apply, please visit the Library Research Awards website.
Full scholarships are available for intensive language study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools. The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace will cover the full cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)from the beginner to graduate levelin any of the ten languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. The postmark deadline is January 14, 2014. See for application details.

The Middlebury Language Schools have operated for nearly 100 years. Visit our website at for more information on all ten Language Schools, the Language Pledge, activities, and the online application. Middlebury's Arabic and Italian programs take place exclusively at our West Coast Site at Mills College in Oakland, California. Spanish is also available at Mills. All other programs take place at the Middlebury College campus in Vermont.

Visit the website at
Grants-in-Aid  Call for Applications  Deadline February 1, 2014

The Friends of the University of Wiscons in Madison Libraries are pleased to announce their 2014 Call for Grants-in-Aid Application. The awards are generally for a one months duration for research in the humanities, sciences and related fields appropriate to the libraries collection strengths. Awards are made up to $2,000 each for recipients from North America and $3,000 for those from elsewhere in the world.

Applications are due February 1 of any year. For application forms or more information, go to, or Friends of the University of Wiscons in Madison Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 330H Memorial Library, 728 State St., Madison, WI 53706, or contact the Friends at 608-265-2505; fax: 608-265-2754, E-mail:

Friends of the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries
330H Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608)265-2505
Visit the website at

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants

The China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS (CIAC) is soliciting applications for awards of up to $2,000. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Detailed information could be found at (

Chinese Art, Intl Exchange Fellowship Programme

To foster Chinese art developments and enhance the museum professional and cultural exchange.

Programme Details: Selected Fellows will participate in curatorial work and research for a period of four to twelve months at museums or art institutions (in China, Taiwan, Canada, Germany, U.K. or U.S.A.) outside their national borders. Young fellows with less experience will have the opportunities to work under leading curatorial professionals. Round-trip airfare, accommodation, and living expenses during the attachment period will be covered.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold at least a bachelor's degree in relevant disciplines such as Chinese art history, museum management, archaeology, conservation and etc. Applicants are required to be proficient in languages of the destination countries.

Programme Application Deadline: 24 January 2014

For further Programme details, please visit the Programme website: or email
Japan Foundation offers Japanese language training for specialists in cultural and academic filed in 2 and 5 month programs in Japan. For detailed information, please visit