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Duke University Travel Grants

Duke University: Asian/Pacific Studies Institute


Program Summary

The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at the Duke University is offering travel grants to scholars outside the Greensboro/Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh area who wish to use the University’s East Asian collection for research during the 2004-2005 academic year.

The East Asian Collection at the Perkins Library consists of about 75,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The collection is especially strong in Japanese Studies, especially art history, economics, the environment, history, literature, labor, political science, popular culture, social movements and women’s studies. Its collections on China are more narrowly focused; it has strengths in Chinese popular culture, film and TV studies, and statistical yearbooks.


Applicants who document how their research will benefit from access to the Duke Collection and whose research will take advantage of its strengths will be given priority consideration; secondary consideration will be given to applicants in the Southeast or at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages.


There will be eight grants of $500 each to cover travel, hotel and photocopy expenses.


August 1, 2005


Applications for the grant, including a brief description of the research topic and the type/subject of materials you are seeking, a curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget, as well as any questions, should be directed to the address below. Please be sure to identify the sources in the Duke Collection you are planning to use.

Kristina Troost
Head, East Asian Collection, and Dept. of International & Area Studies
Box 90195
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Tel: (919) 660-5844
Fax: (919) 684-2855

Asia Institute