OKSHF Research Grant at the Korean Heritage Library

The Korean Heritage Library (KHL) at the University of Southern California (USC) is pleased to announce research grants for researchers and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars to travel to USC Korean Heritage Library for onsite research on Korea. 
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This program is open to anyone in the world including Korea. A preferential consideration will be given to those whose research topics on Korea or Koreans will best utilize USC’s resources not available elsewhere and/or those with limited Korean Studies resources at their own and nearby institutions.  However, applications need not necessarily be limited to USC’s unique collections. We will consider all applications based on the strengths of the research proposal and our library’s overall ability to support the research.  USC's archival collections on Korea or Korean Americans are found here
  • International scholars traveling from outside the U.S.: up to $3,000 
  • Domestic scholars traveling from within the U.S.: up to $1,500 
  • Deadline for proposals: September 29, 2023
  • Notification of awards: October 16, 2023
  • Deadline for the use of the grant: May 31, 2024
Benefits for Grantees
  • Partial support for costs related to consulting resources at the USC Libraries as part of their research on Korea.  Research grant funds will reimburse airfare, ground transportation to/from airports, and accommodations only.  Meals, local transportation, and miscellaneous expenses during researchers' stays will not be supported.  
  • Support from USC KHL faculty and staff during their research visit.
Requirements for Grantees
  • A brief report at the end of on-site research 
  • Works resulting from the OKSHF Research Grant must acknowledge the grant in all publications and/or presentations
  • Gift copies of all publications resulting from the grant must be submitted to the USC Libraries. If this is not possible, citations must be reported for KHL’s records 
  • Submitting eligible receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award - general guidelines for allowable costs are contained in OMB Circular A-21
Application Procedures
       Submit the following documentation on the application form below.
  • A brief statement (approximately 500 words) describing your research project and its purpose, needs for on-site research at USC KHL
  • A list of materials you wish to use (including the call no. where applicable)
  • Proposed visit schedule
  • An estimated budget
  • Curriculum Vitae
Please note: This program is subject to cancellation if the changing COVID pandemic situation warrants it.  Consult USC's current status page at https://we-are.usc.edu


Begin the Application Process