2018 Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship Program

Academy of Korean Studies photoThe 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.

Academy of Korean Studies 2017 Grants

photo of Academy of Korean StudiesThe 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.

Those inter­est­ed in apply­ing for assis­tance should review the Academy’s announce­ment at http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=502, which describes the scope of the grants, require­ments, and appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures. Inquiries about the pro­gram can be sent to grant@aks.ac.kr.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies, vis­it the Web sites at http://www.aks.ac.kr and http://www.ikorea.ac.kr.

USC Korean Heritage Library Research Grants

research grants at USC libraryThe 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 (joykim@usc.edu), cura­tor of the Kore­an Her­itage Library, or Ken­neth Klein (kklein@usc.edu), head of the East Asian Library.

More infor­ma­tion about the Kore­an Her­itage Library, locat­ed in the USC Dohe­ny Memo­r­i­al Library in Los Ange­les, can be found at https://libraries.usc.edu/korean-heritage-library.

Academy of Korean Studies Grants Program for 2016

Academy of Korean Studies grantsThe 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 grant@aks.ac.kr no lat­er than April 10, 2016. Appli­ca­tions after that dead­line will not be con­sid­ered. Appli­cants will be noti­fied of the result in June 2016.

For com­plete infor­ma­tion on the avail­able grants down­load 2016 Kore­an Stud­ies Grant Appli­ca­tion Guide­lines. The var­i­ous appli­ca­tion forms are avail­able from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies at grant@aks.ac.kr.

AAS NEAC Korean Studies Grant Opportunities

NEAC Korean studies grantThe 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.

Full descrip­tions of the grant cat­e­gories and require­ments and a link to the appli­ca­tion form are avail­able on the AAS Web site: http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Korea.

Ques­tions about the grants may be direct­ed to Jack­ie Page (jpage@asian-studies.org.

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.