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2020 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Announced

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 the area of 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. The 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. All research trips need to be completed before September 15, 2020. Graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians with a need for fellowship support are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship application is accepted only via email submission. In order to apply, the applicant must download the application form here (// and follow the enclosed instructions. The deadline for the 2020 application season is midnight January 31, 2020.

Contact Information:
Tien Doan
Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Committee
(202) 707-3625
Email: [email protected]

NOTE on filling out the PDF application

  • It's best to fill out the form on a Windows machine
  • Download the form and open the form in Adobe Acrobat (pro or reader) to fill it out, i.e., don't try to do it in a browser window
  • Save and close the form
  • Open the saved form and make sure you can continue filling out the form. Try to highlight some text and see if you can copy them to another application. If you can't because the form is no longer text, then your form can't be processed
  • When completed, save the form and email it as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject "2020 FTM application"

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