Academy of Korean Studies 2018 Grants

Academy of Korean Studies 2018 Korean studies grantsThe Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies has released the guide­lines for its 2018 Kore­an Stud­ies Grants Pro­gram. The Acad­e­my invites pro­pos­als in six cat­e­gories of grants this year, includ­ing a new pro­gram, Trans­la­tion Project of Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies Mono­graph, intend­ed to make addi­tion­al inter­na­tion­al schol­ar­ship avail­able to Kore­an read­ers.

The grant cat­e­gories are:

  • Com­pet­i­tive Research Fund­ing: This pro­gram sup­ports investigator-chosen research, indi­vid­ual or col­lab­o­ra­tive, on Korea-related sub­jects. Researchers affil­i­at­ed with edu­ca­tion­al and research insti­tu­tions out­side of Korea are eli­gi­ble. The project direc­tor is required to have at least one research result with­in the past four years, exclud­ing dis­ser­ta­tions.
  • Con­fer­ence and Work­shop Sup­port: This pro­gram sup­ports inter­na­tion­al and nation­al aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ences and work­shops on Korea-related sub­jects to be held between May 2018 and April 2019.
  • Schol­ar­ly Pub­li­ca­tion Sup­port: This pro­gram assists schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tion for broad dis­sem­i­na­tion of orig­i­nal research results in Kore­an stud­ies, includ­ing pub­li­ca­tions in schol­ar­ly jour­nals and books. Grants are avail­able to researchers affil­i­at­ed with edu­ca­tion­al and research insti­tu­tions out­side of Korea. Sup­port for books requires that appli­cants must have a signed con­tract with an over­seas pub­lish­er of schol­ar­ly books relat­ed to Kore­an stud­ies with­out receiv­ing any oth­er pub­li­ca­tion sup­port from oth­er insti­tu­tions.
  • Edu­ca­tion­al Programs/Cultural Activ­i­ties Sup­port: This pro­gram sup­ports lec­tures, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams, and cul­tur­al activ­i­ties designed for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of knowl­edge in Kore­an stud­ies to be pre­sent­ed between May 2018 and April 2019.
  • Trans­la­tion Project of Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies Mono­graph: This pro­gram sup­ports trans­la­tion of Kore­an stud­ies mono­graphs pub­lished out­side of Korea from oth­er lan­guages into Kore­an.

Full descrip­tions of the grant cat­e­gories, require­ments for eli­gi­bil­i­ty, guide­lines for appli­ca­tions, and appli­ca­tion forms may be down­loaded from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site.

Appli­ca­tions must be sent by e-mail to and must be sub­mit­ted before 23:59 (Korea Stan­dard Time) on March 4, 2018.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Suemin Kwak, Pro­gram Coör­di­na­tor, at