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University of Michigan Travel Grants

University of Michigan, Center for Japanese Studies

Program Summary

These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for Japan scholars at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University and International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

The Asia Library collection includes over 698,072 volumes in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Of these, 269,153 volumes, 11,272 microfilm reels and 8,058 microfilm sheets are in Japanese. The library subscribes to two Nichigai databases, and is well balanced in humanities and social sciences with growing collections in film and women's studies.

Eligibility

Japan scholars at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006.

Amount

Up to $700 per trip.

Deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through May 31, 2005.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following to the Center:

an application letter
a brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing their research and the need to use the Asia Library collection
a list of sources they would like to access
a current curriculum vita
an estimated budget and proposed travel dates

Contact
Administrator
Center for Japanese Studies
University of Michigan
1080 S. University Ave., Suite 3640
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Phone: 734.764.6307
Fax: 734.936.2948
Email: umcjs@umich.edu

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