Library Fellowships 2017 at the American Center for Mongolian Studies, USA

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2017

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

2017 Library Fellowships

The ACMS Library Fellowship program is intended to help support the development of the ACMS research library and build stronger connections among local library partners through specific defined projects designed to enhance collection content, resource accessibility, and training. Fellows are hosted by the ACMS and should propose projects that have measurable positive outcomes for the scholarly community served by the ACMS. Project proposals with similar outcomes and impacts on local partner libraries are also especially encouraged. Fellows spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks onsite in Mongolia at the ACMS library. Projects must begin after May 1, 2016 and end no later than September 30, 2017. Prior experience working in Mongolia is not a requirement. One to two Fellowships of up to $4,000 will be awarded to fund travel and living expenses.

Applicants are encouraged to examine the ACMS library portal to assess the current state of development of the ACMS library and local library partners. Project proposals should demonstrate how the project once completed will have a positive and measurable impact on the scholarly community served by the ACMS and/or local libraries through enhanced collection content, resource accessibility, or training.

Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is February 15, 2017.
All inquiries about the program should be sent to:

Please note: Due to conditions set by the funding agency only US citizens are eligible to apply to this program

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a degree in a library and information sciences or related field at least at the master’s level.
  2. All applicants must be current members of the ACMS to be considered for the program.
  3. All applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  4. Applications must include a complete online application and supplementary materials in the form of cv or resume. Applications must be received by the ACMS by February 15, 2017. The cv or resume may be submitted either by mail to the ACMS office at University of Pennsylvania or as an email attachment to the email address: Supplementary materials sent by mail must be received by February 15, 2017 for the application to be considered.
  5. Proposed projects must require at least 4 weeks but not more than 12 weeks to complete. Proposed project start dates should be no earlier than May 1, 2017, and proposed project end dates should be no later than September 30, 2016. Award recipients are expected to adhere to their proposed start and end dates as much as possible and to spend at least 4 weeks and not more than 12 weeks contiguously in Mongolia.
  6. All travel between the US and Mongolia that uses funds from the fellowship program must meet the provisions of the Fly America Act. Details about these provisions will be provided to Fellowship recipients.
  7. A portion of the fellowship stipend will be withheld until the recipient submits their final report on their fellowship experience. The final report will include reflections on both the programs conducted, and how the experience is expected to impact future academic and career development.
  8. Award recipients are responsible for paying all taxes related to their awards. The fellowship funds awarded are generally considered income in the United States, and therefore must be reported to the tax authorities. The ACMS bears no responsibility for withholding or remitting taxes related to these awards.
  9. Fellows are responsible for ensuring proper medical and evacuation insurance coverage during their time in Mongolia. Proof of insurance coverage will be required before disbursement of fellowship funds.
  10. The ACMS reserves the right to adjust the amounts and types of awards given under this program, as well as the general terms and conditions, before award agreements are reached with each recipient.

Additional Information

The ACMS offices in the US and Ulaanbaatar are available to assist the scholars chosen for the program to prepare for their project in Mongolia by providing pre-departure information on Mongolia, assisting with logistics such as travel arrangements to and from Mongolia and within the country, helping to locate research materials and local contacts, assisting with the fellows’ living arrangements (if applicable), and overseeing the projects during their time in Mongolia. Previous experience working or studying in Mongolia is not a requirement to apply for this program, but applicants should demonstrate an ability to successfully complete their proposed project.

Applicants without prior experience in Mongolia are especially encouraged to contact the ACMS at for guidance about particular aspects of their project proposals.

All participants are required to submit a final report on their fellowship experience that reflects on both their proposed project and how the experience might impact their academic or career development. Poster presentations are organized at the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting to allow participants an opportunity to report on their research experience, and recipients are encouraged to participate if possible.

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