2021-22 Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting travel grant applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will award grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collections at the Stanford East Asia Library.
The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with University travel guidelines. The Stanford East Asia Library collection includes roughly 770,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and western languages. Further information about the library collections is available at https://library.stanford.edu/eal.

Please note: Currently, Stanford is planning to open up its campus for visitor access by the start of Fall Quarter 2021. However, all travel plans will be subject to University policies, which may change based on the developing public health situation. Visitors will be required to comply with all University protocols while using campus facilities, possibly including testing and/or vaccination requirements. Grant recipients will be updated with travel policies as they are announced.


Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of East Asia at other U.S. institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the Stanford East Asia Library between September 1, 2021 and August 14, 2022. Priority consideration will be given to individuals at institutions that possess no or few library resources in East Asian languages, and for which no major East Asian library collections are available nearby. Please note that award travel must be completed and receipts submitted for reimbursement before August 14, 2022.
Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be affiliated with a U.S. institution and travel should originate and terminate in the U.S.; no international tickets are allowed.


Up to $750 per trip.


Applications are due by June 30, 2021

Application Procedures

Please submit your application using the form below. Provide the following documentation in one PDF file less than 1MB in size:

  • A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing your research, the need to use the East Asia Library collections, and proposed travel dates
  • A list of resources you would like to access (applicants must check availability of these resources in the Library's online catalog or by contacting the relevant area librarian prior to submitting applications)
  • An estimated budget
  • A current curriculum vitae

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Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 grant cycle.

For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contact John Groschwitz, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies. Phone: 650.736.1759

For questions regarding Stanford East Asia Library collections, please contact the relevant area librarian.