AKS Research Grants Available, But Little Time to Apply

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 (gradaks@aks.ac.kr) is pre­ferred, but appli­ca­tions sent by mail before Nov. 20, 2011, will also be accept­ed. Accept­ed appli­cants will be noti­fied Nov. 30, 2011.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact:
Jae­seok Lee
Tel: +82–31-709‑8111 (ext 212, 214), +82–31-708‑5310
Fax: +82–31-709‑9946
E-mail: gradaks@aks.ac.kr
Web site: http://www.aks.ac.kr