Applications are now being accepted for the Asian Division’s 2020 Florence Tan Moeson fellowship, which supports a minimum of five business days of research in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Here’s the link for the online application: http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/ftm.html. Deadline is midnight January 31, 2020. All research trips need to be completed before September 15, 2020. After notification, Asian Division staff will work with awardees on scheduling their trip to the Asian Reading Room.
The Moeson fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty at all levels, librarians, and independent scholars and researchers. Applications from outside the United States are accepted, but please be advised that the Library of Congress cannot assist in the procurement of any visa toward the use of this fellowship. Please share this announcement far and wide with your contacts.
More info on LC’s Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Tibetan collections is available on the Asian Reading Room homepage: http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/. The homepage also includes several research guides, including one for the South Asian collection (http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/saguide.html) and the new LibGuide for South Asian manuscripts at the Library of Congress (https://guides.loc.gov/south-asian-manuscripts).
Jonathan Loar, Ph.D.