CfA: 2021 Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library Remote Access Grant Program (deadline: 2020-12-31)


While access to physical collections continues to be restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to be able to offer support for scholars in the field of East Asian Studies in Canada to conduct research. This is a pilot program of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library that aims to provide equity and access to electronic resources in East Asian Studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Toronto Libraries constitute one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the East Asian Studies collection is one of the most comprehensive in Canada. The purpose of this pilot program is to assist scholars at institutions within Canada to access the University of Toronto Libraries’ electronic resources for research, in particular those related to East Asian Studies.


  • Scholars (faculty and graduate students engaged in dissertation research) of East Asia at other Canadian institutions who wish to utilize the electronic collection related to East Asia at the University of Toronto Libraries during March 2021. Priority consideration will be given to those at institutions that possess no or few library resources in East Asian languages. 
  • Applicants do not have to be Canadian citizens, but they must be affiliated with a Canadian institution.

Number of Grants: A maximum of 3

Deadline: Applications are due by December 31, 2020.

Application Process: The online application requires submission of the following:

  • A brief statement (not to exceed 300 words) describing your research and the need to use the University of Toronto Libraries’ electronic resources related to East Asia
  • A list of resources you would like to access (applicants must check availability of these resources in the University of Toronto Libraries’ online catalogue, or by contacting the relevant area librarian at the East Asian Library prior to submitting applications) 
  • Current CV 

Selection: All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications on or before January 18, 2021.

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