Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant

The Harvard-Yenching Library awards several grants each year to help scholars travel to Cambridge to use our collections in their research.


The Harvard-Yenching Library is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. The purpose of the grant is to assist scholars from outside the Boston area in their use of our collections in their research.

There will be 19 grants of $600 each — seven in Chinese studies, seven in Japanese studies, and five in Korean studies. Grants are awarded on a merit basis to faculty members and to graduate students engaged in dissertation research.

Priority consideration is given to researchers currently at institutions where there are few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections available nearby.

Awards must be used by September 30, 2020.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Travel Grant Program. Applications must be submitted for consideration by December 23, 2019.


The grants are open to citizens of any country.

Applications should include a letter with:

  • your mailing address
  • a brief description of your research topic
  • an estimated travel budget

The deadline for applications is December 23, 2019.

Submit Your Application

You may send your application in either paper form or as an email attachment.

Apply by mail:

James K. M. Cheng, Librarian
Harvard-Yenching Library
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

apply by Email

For additional information, please contact:

James Cheng