University of Toronto East Asian Library Resources Access Grant Program Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Accepting applications for 2021

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its new Resources Access Grant Program Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic for 2021. It would be appreciated if this information could be shared widely. 

 

The 2021 Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library Resources Access Grant Program  

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

While access to library collections continues to be restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to be able to offer support for faculty and doctoral students in the field of East Asian Studies in Canada to conduct research. This is a pilot program of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library that aims to provide equity and access to East Asian Studies resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Toronto Libraries constitute one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the East Asian Studies collection is one of the most comprehensive in Canada. The purpose of this pilot program is to assist scholars at institutions within Canada to access the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library’s resources for research. Grantees will be visiting scholars of the University of Toronto Libraries for the month of March 2021.

 

 

Eligibility 

  • Faculty and doctoral students engaged in dissertation research of East Asia at other Canadian institutions who wish to utilize the East Asia collections at the University of Toronto Libraries during March 2021. Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions that possess no or few library resources in East Asian languages.
  • Applicants do not have to be Canadian citizens, but they must be affiliated with a Canadian institution.

 

Number of Grants 

A maximum of 3 

 

Deadline 

Applications are due by December 31, 2020. 

 

Application Process 

The online application includes the following:

  • A brief statement (not to exceed 300 words) describing your research and the need to use the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library’s resources related to East Asia
  • A list of resources you would like to access (applicants must check availability of these resources in the University of Toronto Libraries' online catalogue, or by contacting the relevant area librarian at the East Asian Library prior to submitting applications)
  • Current CV (to be submitted as an attachment) 

 

Selection 

All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications on or before January 18, 2021. 

 

More information

https://east.library.utoronto.ca/2021-cheng-yu-tung-east-asian-library-resources-access-grant-program-amid-covid-19-pandemic