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Fellowship Information

The Asian Division Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous donation of Florence Tan Moeson, who served as a cataloger at the Library of Congress for 43 years until she retired in 2001. Mrs. Moeson passed away on November 15, 2008.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research in Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowships are for a minimum of five business days of research at the Library of Congress. Grants may vary from $300 to $3,000 and are to be used to cover travel to and from Washington, overnight accommodations, as well as other research expenses. Graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians with a need for fellowship support are especially encouraged to apply.

The Florence Tan Moeson fellowship is a government grant paid directly to selectees or selectees’ visa-sponsoring institutions. To receive the fellowship, selectees must have a valid U.S. social security number or current work permit. For this fellowship, the Library of Congress Asian Division generally does not assist with procuring visas or work permits.

We are not currently accepting applications. Please come back and check for the announcement of the application season, which typically runs from September to mid-January.

If you need further information, please submit a question to the Asian Ask-a-Librarian


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