The Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship Program for Korean Studies provides international scholars and doctoral candidates with opportunites to carry out research in Korea. Applications are being accepted until October 15, 2017, for research to be carried out between January 1 and December 31, 2018. Applicants can apply for support for a minimum of one month to a maximum of one year.
The fellowships are available to foreign scholars (including those who have Korean nationality with permanent residence status in foreign a country) in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities.
Grants include economy-class round trip airfare, a monthly stipend, access to the facilities of AKS including the library, and up to 50 percent discount on AKS Guest House charges.
For a full description of the various fellowship grant categories and eligibility requirements, along with instructions for submitting applications, see the Academy of Korean Studies Web site: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=511.
The Academy of Korean Studies has announced the availability of its Korean Studies Grants for 2017. The grants are intended to “deepen the world’s understanding of Korea by supporting academic activities of Korean studies.” Grants are available in multiple categories:
Competitive Research Funding: Supports investigator-chosen research, individual or collaborative, on Korea-related subjects.
Workshop and Conference Support: Supports academic workshops and conferences on Korea-related subjects to be held between May 2017 and April 2018.
Scholarly Publication Support: Assistance for scholarly publication of original research results in books and journals.
Educational Programs/Cultural Activities Support: Support for lectures, educational programs, and cultural activities designed to disseminate knowledge in Korean studies to be held between May 2017 and April 2018.
Survey of the Current State of Korean Studies and Digitization of Korean Studies Materials: Support for surveys of the state of Korean studies in a given area and for the digitization of Korean studies materials outside of Korea.
Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2017. Accepted applicants will be notified individually in April 2017.
The University of Southern California Korean Heritage Library is offering research grants for Korean studies researchers, librarians, and educators wishing to use its collections. The grants are supported by the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation.
Scholars and librarians whose research can benefit from the resources at the USC Korean Heritage Library are eligible to apply. The program is open to scholars from Korea and other countries outside the United States and to those at domestic U.S. institutions with few Korean library resources.
Grants will be awarded to up to three scholars. The awards are up to $2,000 for international scholars and up to $1,000 for domestic scholars. Proposals must be submitted by August 31, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of USC librarians. The selected recipients will be notified September 30, 2016. Awarded grants must be used by September 30, 2017.
Recipients are required to submit a brief report at the end of on-site research; acknowledge the grant in resulting publications; provide gift copies of resulting publications where possible; and submit receipts for reimbursement up to the amount of the award.
The application form and additional information can be found at https://libraries.usc.edu/locations/east-asian-library/korean-research-grant. The completed form must be accompanied by a brief statement (approximately 250 words) describing the research project and its purpose and the need for on-site research at USC, a proposed visit schedule, an estimated budget, and a curriculum vitae.
Inquiries regarding the grants may be directed to Joy Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org), curator of the Korean Heritage Library, or Kenneth Klein (email@example.com), head of the East Asian Library.
The Academy of Korean Studies grants program for 2016 offers support for academic activities aimed at deepening the world’s understanding of Korea. Grants are available in five categories. In all cases, the grants are available to researchers affiliated with education and research institutions outside Korea. The five grant programs are:
Competitive Research Funding. This program supports investigator-chosen individual or collaborative research on Korea-related subjects. The project director is required to have more than two research results within four years (2012.3‒2016.2).
Workshop and Conference Support. This program supports academic workshops and conferences on Korea-related subjects held between June 2016 and May 2017.
Scholarly Journal Support. The Academy of Korean Studies will assist scholarly journals for broad dissemination of original research in Korean studies.
Education Program/Cultural Activities Support. This program supports educational programs and cultural activities designed for dissemination of knowledge in Korean studies.
Survey of the Current Status of Korean Studies and Digitization of Korean Studies Materials. This program supports surveys of the current status of Korean studies in a given area (bibliography, human resources, institutions) and digitization of Korean studies materials outside Korea (database of historical records, audio-visual materials).
Applications, including all required documents, should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 10, 2016. Applications after that deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of the result in June 2016.
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies has a number of Korean studies grant opportunities available as a result of funding from the Korea Foundation.
Grants are available in the following categories: North America or Korea/Outside North America research travel; Korea conference/seminar/workshop organization; Korea instructional materials acquisition; and invitation of distinguished speakers.
The deadline for receiving grant applications in the AAS Ann Arbor, Michigan, office is Monday, February 1, 2016. Award notification will be made by the end of April 2016. Projects must begin after May 1, 2016, and be completed within one year of award.
Note that the North America and Korea/Outside North America research travel grants require that applicants be current members of the Association for Asian Studies at the time of application. Reapplication restrictions apply for these research travel grants.
AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance, and only after project completion and grant report/form submission. Original receipts need to be retained and reimbursement is only for actual expenses incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.
For information about the NEAC program to support public presentations by senior scholars in Korean studies at American colleges and universities, see Distinguished Speakers Bureau.