East Asia Library travel grants

About the travel grant program

The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting travel grant applications for the 2023-2024 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 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 on the East Asia Library website.


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 October 1, 2023 and August 14, 2024. 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, 2023.
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.

Grant amount

Grants provide up to $1,000 per trip for reimbursement of eligible expenses (airfare, lodging, ground transportation, meals/per diem), paid in compliance with university travel guidelines.


Applications are due by June 30, 2023.

Application procedures

Please complete the application form in full, including the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Title
  • Affiliation (Institution/Department)
  • Region focus
  • Project title
  • Project description (not to exceed three hundred words) describing your research, the need to use the East Asia Library collections, and proposed travel dates
  • Upload list of resources 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)
  • Upload current curriculum vitae (CV)

Upload application

Applications are currently closed for the 2023-2024 grant cycle.

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