Funding: Travel Grants: Duke, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University

The Triangle Center for Japanese Studies is pleased to offer travel grants to scholars outside the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill/Greensboro area to conduct Japan-related research at Triangle institutions using Japanese materials in the Duke LibraryUNC’s Ackland Art Museum or NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

Duke’s East Asian Collection consists of about 140,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The Japanese collection is focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is especially strong in art history, Buddhism, history, labor, literature, popular culture (film, advertising and manga), women’s studies and the Japanese colonial experience. The collection at the Ackland Art museum was built by Sherman Lee and is notable for Japanese paintings and sculpture. NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design holds textiles and ceramics while the NCSU libraries have strong collections in design, landscape architecture and textiles.

GRANT AMOUNT: $750 to cover travel, hotel and photocopy expenses


  • who document how their research will benefit from access to Japan-related materials in the Triangle and whose research will take advantage of their strengths
  • who are located in the Southeast or at institutions which do not have easy access to comparable resources.


  • Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. A total of ten awards will be made.
  • Awards must be used before June 30, 2012.
  • Each recipient is required to submit a short summary of the research accomplished with the grant by June 30, 2012.


Submit (email applications preferred) a brief description of your research topic, sources in the collection you plan to use, a brief curriculum vitae, an estimated budget, and any questions you may have to:

Dr. Kristina Troost
Head, East Asian Collection
Dept. of International and Area Studies

Duke University


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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