Florence Tan Moeson 2013 Fellowship Program Announced
The Asian Division of the Library of Congress announces the Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program for 2013. The Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, who served as a cataloger for the Chinese Team in the Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division at the Library of Congress for 43 years until she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.
The Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, or librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support, to pursue their scholarly research by using the Asian Division’s diverse collections. Every year, the Fellowship awards up to $14,000 in funds which are intended to subsidize round trip travel to and from Washington, D.C., accommodations (up to 5 nights), and photocopying fees. Applications are only accepted online and the submission deadline fo
are accepted on-line only. The deadline for the 2013 application season is October 30, 2012.
The Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship awards total $14,000 each year for 10 years in support of grant support for research projects employing the Asian Division’s Reading Room and the Library’s extensive Asian collections. The grants are awarded upon demonstration of need through a competitive process. Grants are intended to subsidize the researcher’s transportation fares to and from Washington, DC, overnight accommodations and photocopying fees. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians with a demonstrated need for research fellowship support are eligible to apply.
The Library’s Asian collections began in 1869 with a gift of 10 works in 933 volumes from an emperor of China to the United States. Spanning a diversity of subjects from China, Japan, Korea, the South Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asian and the Asian Pacific American community, the Asian Division’s collections are amongst the most significant and largest outside of Asia, containing over three million monographs, serials, newspapers, manuscripts, and microforms in forty-seven Asian languages. More can be learned about the Library’s Asian Division collections via www.loc.gov/rr/asian/.
Mari Nakahara , Ph.D.
Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Committee
Tel: (202) 707-2990