CCK Foundation Library Travel Grant 2019

Deadlines: 20th Mar & Oct 2019

Thanks to the continued support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation the EACS also in 2019 is able to fund one-week visits for specialised research in Sinological libraries in 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.

Applications for Travel Grants are restricted to two applications by the same applicant, with first-time applicants having priority. Once the grant has been approved, the beneficiary must use it in maximum 6 months from the approval date.

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 by e-mail only:

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: Prof. Fuehrer is able to process applications sent by e-mail only;
2) for research on modern China (i.e. since 1840) to Andrea Riemenschnitter, University of Zurich, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Department of Chinese Studies, Zürichbergstr. 4, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland, E-mail:
3) for research in one of the major European museums for Chinese art (Musée du Louvre, Paris; British Museum, London; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin), to Minna Törmä, University of Glasgow, History of Art, 8 University Gardens, Glasgow G128QH, United Kingdom, E-mail:


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: Chevaleyre, Claude (CNRS), Institut d’Asie Orientale (IAO), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 15 Parvis René Descartes, BP 7000, 69342 Lyon Cedex France. E-mail: 7) Any publication using material col-lected under this programme should include acknowledgement of support received from the CCK Foundation.


(For further details about the libraries see our website or the website of the European Association of Sinological Librarians at:

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:

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:

Ms A. Labitzky-Wagner, Sinologisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg, Akademiestrasse 4-8, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany. Fax: +49-6221-54-24-39. E-mail:

Ms Renate Stephan, The Bavarian State Library, Section East Asia, Fax: +49-89-28636-2805. E-mail:

NETHERLANDS Marc Gilbert Asian Library, P.O. Box 9501 2300 RA Leiden The Netherlands Tel. +31(0) 71 527 3443. E-mail:

UNITED KINGDOM Charles Aylmer, Chinese Section, University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, United Kingdom. Fax: +44-1223-333-160. E-mail:

Ms Christine WISE, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG, UK. Telephone +44 (0)20 7898 4166; E-mail:

Sara Chiesura / Emma Goodliffe, Chinese section, Asia and African Collections, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB., +44 (0)20 7412 7152

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