The Academy of Korean Studies invites graduate students majoring in Korean studies to apply for the new AKS Research Grant program. The AKS Research Grant (Visiting) provides graduate students preparing for a thesis in Korean studies an opportunity to do research in Korea.
Grant Benefits include a monthly stipend of 900,000KW; travel allowance (economy class round-trip airfare); on-campus accommodations (students must pay for their own accommodations); opportunities for Korean language instruction at the AKS; and access to AKS facilities, including the library.
The grant period is six months from entry. Successful candidates are expected to arrive at the AKS between Nov. 30, 2011, and Feb. 29, 2012.
Graduate students specializing in Korean studies at an overseas university and those who have completed required coursework are eligible to apply. The grants are open to Non-Korean citizens.
Applications must include an application form (download from AKS Web site); certificate of enrollment or certificate of coursework completion; official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies;
study plan (on A4 or letter-size paper, double spaced, 5 pages); personal statement(on A4 or letter-size paper, double space, 2 pages); letter of recommendation (advisor or dean); Korean (S-TOPIK) and English (TOEFL, IELTS, TEPS) language-proficiency test transcript, if available; and birth certificate (or copy of passport).
The deadline for applications is Nov. 20, 2011. On-line application (firstname.lastname@example.org) is preferred, but applications sent by mail before Nov. 20, 2011, will also be accepted. Accepted applicants will be notified Nov. 30, 2011.