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Fellowship Program for Korean Studies

The Academy of Korean Studies

Program Overview


Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities are eligible to apply for the following fellowship programs (the fellowship is not open to Korean nationals except those with permanent resident status in foreign countries):
1. Senior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the associate professor level or above at a university or have attained more than 5 year- research experience.
2. Junior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the assistant professor level or below at a university or have attained less than 5 year- research experience.
3. Pre-doc Fellowship: Doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements (i.e., ABD) except their dissertation.

Grant Period

The period of fellowship may begin any time between January 1 and December 31, 2006 and fellows are eligible for a maximum of one year support after arrival.

Fellowship Grant

1. Economy-class round-trip international airfare
2. Free accommodations on campus
3. Monthly Stipend
(1) Senior Research Fellowship: 1,200,000 won
(2) Junior Research Fellowship: 900,000 won
(3) Pre-doc Fellowship: 700,000 won
4. Access to the facilities of the Academy, including the library.

Selection Procedure and Criteria

All applications are reviewed by a screening committee composed of AKS faculty members. The criteria used in reviewing applications are as follows:
1. Senior/Junior Research Fellowship
(1) The merit of the research plan and the feasibility of carrying out the proposed research at the Academy
(2) Capability to give lectures to the graduate students at the Academy (English preferred)
(3) Possibility of conducting joint research project with AKS faculty members
(4) Capability of translating Korea related book into the foreign languages (English preferred).

2. Pre-doc Fellowship

(1) Excellence and feasibility of research topic
(2) Prospects of the proposed research to the future development of Korean studies

3. Applicant's educational background, employment history, previous awards record of any fellowship offered by the Academy, the Korean government and other organizations will also be considered.

Required Materials

1. Senior/Junior Research Fellowship
(1) Application Form
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Evidence of current employment or affiliation (if possible)

2. Pre-doc Fellowship
(1) Application Form
(2) Evidence of current enrollment at a university
(3) Graduate school transcript
(4) Letter of recommendation from the applicant's dissertation advisor

Obligations of Fellowship Recipients

1. Fellows are expected to present their research results in a seminar at the Academy.
2. Published research papers/books resultant from the fellowship should acknowledge the fellowship.
3. Fellows selected based on lecture proposals are expected to arrive at the Academy by February 20 (spring semester, March - June) and by August 20 (fall semester, September -December).

Application Deadline

All applications must be received at the Academy by October 31, 2006


Those selected will be notified individually by December 22, 2006.


Applicants should initially send application materials by E-mail and subsequently send the originals by mail.

Office of International Cooperation, The Academy of Korean Studies
50 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do Korea <463-791>
Tel: +82-31-709-9843
Fax: +82-31-709-9945

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