OKSHF Research Grant at the Korean Heritage Library

The Korean Heritage Library (KHL) at the University of Southern California 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.
  • International scholars: up to $2,000 
  • Domestic scholars: up to $1,000 
  • Deadline for proposals: TBD
  • Notification of awards: TBD
  • Deadline for the use of the grant: TBD
Benefits for Grantees
  • Partial support for costs related to consulting resources at the USC Libraries as part of their research on Korea (travel, accommodations, meals, copying, etc.)
  • USC library privileges and 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 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.
  • 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, and an estimated budget
  • A curriculum vitae


Begin the Application Process