CCK Foundation Library Travel Grant 2014

Deadlines: 20th Mar & Oct 2014

Thanks to the continued support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation the EACS also in 2014 is able to fund one-week visits for specialised research in Sinological libraries in Berlin, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Leiden, London, Munich, Oxford or Paris.
Applications received before the two deadlines of March 20 and October 20 will be considered within 3 weeks after receipt.
Applicants should be Sinologists based permanently in Europe and preferably paid-up members of the EACS. Applications from non-members will be considered, especially in case of students and young scholars (up to 35 years), if accompanied by a recommendation letter from an EACS member.
 
Priorities are given to applicants as follows:
a. Central and Eastern Europe students
b. Western Europe students
c. Central and Eastern Europe scholars
d. Western Europe scholars
 
APPLICATIONS must include:

1) a letter stating the library to be visited and intended dates of travel;
2) a statement of purpose, to include a short description of the research project, including precise indication of the sources and material to be used (the easiest way to obtain this information is to consult the electronic catalogues of the respective libraries accessible also through the EACS website);
3) a written statement obtained from the Librarian of the institute where the proposed visit is to take place confirming that the research materials required are available for consultation;
4) a one-page curriculum vitae with a list of main publications (in case of more advanced scholars);
5) a statement of the travel expenses (Apex economy airfare or 2nd class rail fare), including a note of other sources of funding;
6) in the case of PhD students, a letter of recommendation from their supervisor;
7) in the case of non-members, a letter of recommendation from an EACS member;
8) address for correspondence, including e-mail.

APPLICATIONS should be sent to the following coordinators:

1) for research on pre-modern China (i.e. before 1840) to Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, United Kingdom. E-mail: bf3@soas.ac.uk. Prof. Fuehrer is able to process applications sent by e-mail only.

2) for research on modern China (i.e. since 1840) to Dr. Roman Shapiro, IVKA, Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU),  6, Miusskaya pl., 125993 GSP-3 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: luomaru@yahoo.com
 

 

PAYMENT OF GRANTS

1) If applications are approved, grants will be made to include travel expenses and a per diem allowance, which will vary from place to place.

2) The grants will be paid on completion of the visit.

3) Applicants who, due to special circumstances, need to receive the grant in advance, should indicate so in their application.

4) For citizens of Russia and other countries not belonging to the Euro Zone arrangements will be made for them to collect the grant at the place of the library upon their arrival.

5) On completion of their visit, all recipients of a grant should obtain a letter signed by the librarian, certifying that the visit has been made and specifying the dates when it began and ended.

6) The librarian’s letter and a brief report of about one page should be sent directly to the administrator of the LTG finances, Michael Schimmelpfennig, Institut für Außereuropäische Sprachen und Kulturen, Lehrstuhl für Sinologie, Artilleriestraße 70, 91052 Erlangen, GERMANY, m_schimmelpfennig@yahoo.com

7) Any publication using material collected under this programme should include acknowledgement of support received from the CCK Foundation.
 

 

LIBRARIANS

(For further details about the libraries see our list of libraries or the website of the European Association of Sinological Librarians at: www.easl.org)
 

FRANCE

Delphine Spicq, Bibliothèque de l’Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises, Collège de France, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France. Fax: +33-1-44 27 18 79.
E-mail: delphine.spicq@college-de-france.fr
 

GERMANY

Matthias Kaun, East Asia Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Potsdamer Strasse 33, 10785 Berlin, Germany. Tel.: +49 30 266 436000
Fax: +49 30 266 336001. E-mail: matthias.kaun@sbb.spk-berlin.de

 

Ms A. Labitzky-Wagner, Sinologisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, Akademiestrasse 4-8, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany. Fax: +49-6221-54-24-39. E-mail: alw@gw.sino.uni-heidelberg.de

Ms Renate Stephan, The Bavarian State Library, Section East Asia, Fax: +49-89-28636-2805.
E-mail: stephan-bahle@bsb-muenchen.de
 

NETHERLANDS

Alice de Jong, East Asian Library, Arsenaalstraat 1, P.O.Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. Tel. +31(0)715272540.
E-mail: a.b.n.de.jong@library.leidenuniv.nl
 

UNITED KINGDOM

Charles Aylmer, Chinese Section, University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, United Kingdom. Fax: +44-1223-333-160.
E-mail: caa@ula.cam.ac.uk

Ms Wai Hing TSE, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, UK. Fax: +44-171-436-38-44.
E-mail: wt1@soas.ac.uk

Frances Wood, British Library, Chinese Section, Oriental & India Office Collections, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK. Fax: +44-171-412-78-58.
E-mail: oioc-chinese@bl.uk 

David Helliwell, Bodleian Library, Oxford, OX1 3BG, United Kingdom. Fax: +44-1865-277132.
E-mail: David.Helliwell@bodleian.ox.ac.uk