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Travel Grants in Mongolian Studies

Western Washington University Center for East Asian Studies

Program Summary

The Center for East Asian Studies of Western Washington University is offering travel grants for research in the WWU Libraries on any subject dealing with Mongolia and the Mongols. A limited number of grants of up to $300 each will be awarded in any one calendar year to scholars, including doctoral candidates, who at the time of application reside more than 500 miles from Bellingham. Applicants from institutions with no or few Inner Asian resources are given preference.

The grants, financed by the Henry G. Schwarz Endowment Fund for Mongolian Studies, are designed to help scholars to use the nearly 7,000 books and dozens of periodicals dealing with Mongolia. This large collection of materials, broadly representative of all parts of Mongolia and of every major group of Mongols elsewhere in the world, is known not only for its books on language, literature, the humanities and social sciences but also for its unparalleled resources in medicine and the natural sciences. It is supported by substantial collections on neighboring areas, such as Tibet, Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang), and the indigenous populations of Eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East and Manchuria.

Stipend

A limited number of grants of up to $300 each will be awarded in any one calendar year to scholars, including doctoral candidates, who at the time of application reside more than 500 miles from Bellingham.

Deadline

None

Application

Applications may be submitted at any time and should include a brief description of the research project, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget. When completed, they should be sent to:

Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Western Washington University
Bellingham WA 98225-9057

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