Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018–2019

James Joo-Jin Kim Program Moon Family Postdoctoral FellowshipThe James Joo-Jin Kim Pro­gram in Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Moon Fam­i­ly Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship for the 2018–2019 aca­d­e­m­ic year. The post­doc­tor­al pro­gram is open to schol­ars who work in the human­i­ties (includ­ing cin­e­ma stud­ies, his­to­ry, and lit­er­a­ture), with research focused on mod­ern Korea (since 1864).

The fel­low­ship will cov­er up to a twelve-month peri­od between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, and pro­vides a stipend of $50,000. The Kim Pro­gram will cov­er the cost of health insur­ance (more infor­ma­tion can be found here: The post­doc­tor­al fel­low will also receive office space and access to libraries and oth­er resources at Penn.

The fel­low will be required to:

  1. Remain in res­i­dence;
  2. Teach one grad­u­ate-lev­el gate­way sem­i­nar (Kore­an His­to­ry and Civ­i­liza­tion) course in the spring semes­ter of 2019;
  3. Give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies Col­lo­qui­um;
  4. Men­tor Kim Pro­gram under­grad­u­ate fel­lows; and
  5. Par­tic­i­pate in Kim Pro­gram events and relat­ed activ­i­ties at Penn.

Appli­cants must have received the Ph.D. degree with­in five years of the post­doc­tor­al appoint­ment year (that is, in July 2013 or lat­er). The appli­cant who is award­ed the fel­low­ship must com­plete all require­ments for the Ph.D. degree (dis­ser­ta­tion deposit­ed) by July 1, 2018.

Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed only through Inter­fo­lio until Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 5, 2017. The post­ing can be found here:

Inquiries can be direct­ed to: Saman­tha Koo (, Asso­ciate Direc­tor, James Joo-Jin Kim Pro­gram in Kore­an Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia. Tele­phone (215) 573‑8367.

Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at Harvard University

Harvard Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral FellowshipThe Korea Insti­tute at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Soon Young Kim Post-Doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship in Kore­an Stud­ies for the 2018–2019 aca­d­e­m­ic year. This Fel­low­ship is open to schol­ars from all fields of study in Kore­an stud­ies. Pref­er­ence may be giv­en, how­ev­er, to schol­ars work­ing on the his­to­ry of Kore­an busi­ness, the his­to­ry of Kore­an sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy, the his­to­ry of Kore­an mil­i­tary, or the envi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry of Korea.

The fel­low­ship cov­ers up to a twelve-month peri­od between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019. It car­ries a stipend of $50,000 (the fel­low­ship recip­i­ent must pur­chase her or his own health insur­ance).

The post­doc­tor­al fel­low will have shared office space and access to the libraries and resources of Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty. He or she will be invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the aca­d­e­m­ic life of the Korea Insti­tute and appro­pri­ate aca­d­e­m­ic depart­ments.

The fellow’s oblig­a­tions are to:

  1. Reside in the Cambridge/Boston area dur­ing the appoint­ment and to work on revis­ing his or her dis­ser­ta­tion for pub­li­ca­tion.
  2. Par­tic­i­pate in relat­ed activ­i­ties of Har­vard, the Korea Insti­tute, and the Kore­an stud­ies com­mu­ni­ty.
  3. Pos­si­bly teach or col­lab­o­rate on one one-semes­ter class for under­grad­u­ates.
  4. Give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion at the Korea Col­lo­qui­um or Kim Koo Forum sem­i­nar series.

Appli­cants must have received the Ph.D. degree with­in five years of the post­doc­tor­al appoint­ment year (i.e., in 2013 or lat­er). The appli­cant must have ful­ly com­plet­ed all require­ments for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.

Appli­ca­tions must reach the Korea Insti­tute via e-mail by Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Appli­ca­tion details and process may be found on the Korea Insti­tute Web site:

Direct inquiries to: Cather­ine Glover (, Fel­low­ships Coor­di­na­tor, Korea Insti­tute, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, Room S241, CGIS South, 1730 Cam­bridge St., Cam­bridge, MA 02138 USA.

UH Graduate Scholarship Available for Spring 2018

CKS logoThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies invites appli­ca­tions for the spring 2018 Core Uni­ver­si­ty Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ship. This schol­ar­ship will be applied toward tuition and stu­dent fees only. UH Mānoa grad­u­ate stu­dents with a focus on Kore­an stud­ies are encour­aged to apply. Fol­low this link to down­load a copy of the schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion form.

In addi­tion to the com­plet­ed form, appli­ca­tions must include a two-page essay address­ing aca­d­e­m­ic plans and major/focus and how they relate to Kore­an stud­ies; copies of aca­d­e­m­ic tran­scripts; and two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion (see the appli­ca­tion form for details). Only ful­ly com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions with all sup­port­ing doc­u­ments will be con­sid­ered.

Appli­ca­tions and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments must be sent to the address below:

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, UHM
Attn: Kortne Oshi­ro-Chin
1881 East-West Rd., Rm 208
Hon­olu­lu, HI 96822

Hand-deliv­ered appli­ca­tions must be received by Wednes­day, Novem­ber 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m., HST. If mailed, appli­ca­tions must be post­marked by Novem­ber 10, 2017. E-mail appli­ca­tions will not be accept­ed.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Kortne Oshi­ro-Chin at or tele­phone (808) 956‑2212.

This schol­ar­ship is sup­port­ed by a Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies Grant through the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of the Repub­lic of Korea and the Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­mo­tion Ser­vice of the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005).

Columbia University Center for Korean Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018–2019

Columbia CKR logoThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Research in the Weath­er­head East Asian Insti­tute at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for its 2018–2019 Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship. The Cen­ter is search­ing for a schol­ar who con­ducts Korea-relat­ed research in any dis­ci­pline in the human­i­ties or social sci­ences. There is par­tic­u­lar inter­est in can­di­dates whose work is inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and con­nects Korea to broad­er East Asian and glob­al issues or con­cerns.

The Fel­low will teach one course each semes­ter in her or his area of exper­tise as well as pur­sue her or his own research. The Fel­low will be pro­vid­ed the oppor­tu­ni­ty to orga­nize events relat­ed to her or his research inter­ests and will par­tic­i­pate in pro­grams and events spon­sored by the Cen­ter for Kore­an Research, the Weath­er­head East Asian Insti­tute, the Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures, and oth­er rel­e­vant units at Colum­bia.

The fel­low­ship will cov­er a twelve-month peri­od begin­ning Sep­tem­ber 1, 2018, and end­ing on August 31, 2019. The fel­low­ship comes with a total com­pen­sa­tion of $60,663, shared office space, and access to libraries and resources at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty.

Appli­cants must have com­plet­ed all Ph.D. degree require­ments (com­plet­ed and filed the dis­ser­ta­tion) between July 2015 and July 2018. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 1, 2018.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Cen­ter for Kore­an Research AKS Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship in Kore­an Stud­ies, con­tact Jooyeon Kim, assis­tant direc­tor, at

Com­plete infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion details are avail­able at

Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies Fellowships for 2017

Seoul National UniversityThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for fel­low­ships to start in 2017. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Jan­u­ary 31, 2017. All rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion regard­ing the ben­e­fits, require­ments, and appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures can be found on line at

Begin­ning this year, the for­mer sep­a­rate fel­low­ship cat­e­gories for fac­ul­ty and for post-doc­tor­al appli­cants have been com­bined into a sin­gle Fel­low cat­e­go­ry to which both tenured and non-tenured fac­ul­ty and recent Ph.D. recip­i­ents can apply. Addi­tion­al awards for junior fel­low­ships, vis­it­ing stu­dentships, vis­it­ing schol­ars, and archive trav­el grants are also avail­able.

Ques­tions regard­ing fel­low­ship appli­ca­tions, should be direct­ed to or to #451 Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, 103 Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute, Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151–742, Repub­lic of Korea. Tele­phone +82.2.880.9378.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty and the Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute, see and