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

University of Pennsylvania Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2017‒2018

James Joo-Jin Kim program Moon Family postdoctoral fellowship announcementThe James Joo-Jin Kim Pro­gram in Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Moon Fam­i­ly Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship in Kore­an Stud­ies for the 2017 – 2018 aca­d­e­m­ic year. The post­doc­tor­al pro­gram is open to schol­ars whose research focus­es on Korea. Those work­ing in the human­i­ties will receive preference.

The fel­low­ship will cov­er a peri­od of up to twelve months between August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018, and will pro­vide a stipend of $50,000. The Kim Pro­gram will cov­er the cost of health insur­ance (includ­ing med­ical, den­tal, vision, and life). The post­doc­tor­al fel­low will also receive office space and access to libraries and oth­er resources at the university.

The select­ed fel­low will be required to remain in res­i­dence; teach one course for under­grad­u­ates in the spring semes­ter of 2018; give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies Col­lo­qui­um; men­tor Kim Pro­gram under­grad­u­ate fel­lows; and 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 2012 or lat­er). The appli­cant who is award­ed the fel­low­ship must com­plete all require­ments for the Ph.D. degree (dis­ser­ta­tion deposit­ed) by July 1, 2017. Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed until Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 6, 2017.

For Further Information

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion instruc­tions, see

Direct inquiries to Melis­sa Jen DiFrancesco (, Asso­ciate Direc­tor, James Joo-Jin Kim Pro­gram in Kore­an Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia. Tele­phone (215) 573‑8367.

Spring 2017 UH Graduate Scholarship Available

CKS logo for graduate scholarship announcementThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the spring 2017 Core Uni­ver­si­ty Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ship. This schol­ar­ship is to apply toward tuition and stu­dent fees only. UH Mānoa grad­u­ate stu­dents with a focus on Kore­an stud­ies are high­ly 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 doc­u­men­ta­tion 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 Thurs­day, Novem­ber 10, 2016, 4:00 p.m., HST. If mailed, appli­ca­tions must be post­marked by Novem­ber 7, 2016. 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).

USC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017 – 2018

USC postdoctoral fellowshipThe Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Kore­an Stud­ies Insti­tute is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for its 2017 – 2018 AKS
Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship. The USC post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship is open to schol­ars from all fields whose research per­tains to Korea or involves Korea as part of a larg­er com­par­a­tive or inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research. 

Can­di­dates must have a Ph.D. in hand and should be with­in five years of hav­ing received the degree by the begin­ning of the appoint­ment. The fel­low is expect­ed to remain in res­i­dence dur­ing the fel­low­ship peri­od, present his or her research, par­tic­i­pate in Insti­tute events, and men­tor under­grad­u­ate fel­lows on their research papers.

The fel­low­ship will cov­er up to a twelve-month peri­od from August 15, 2017, to August 14, 2018. It will pro­vide a salary, ben­e­fits, shared office space, and access to libraries and resources at the University.

To Apply

Inter­est­ed appli­cants must sub­mit the fol­low­ing via the on-line appli­ca­tion por­tal by Feb­ru­ary 1, 2017:

  • State­ment of purpose;
  • Cur­ricu­lum vitae;
  • The­sis abstract;
  • Writ­ing sam­ple; and 
  • Two let­ters of recommendation.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin on Feb­ru­ary 1.

Address fur­ther inquiries to Sarah Shear at

This fel­low­ship is sup­port­ed by the Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies through the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of the Repub­lic of Korea and the Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­mo­tion Ser­vice of the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS-2014-OLU-2250003).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at Indiana University

Indiana University postdoctoral fellowship in Korean studiesThe Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies at Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty is solic­it­ing appli­ca­tions for a two-year post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship in Kore­an stud­ies. The select­ed fel­low is expect­ed to con­duct research relat­ed to Korea in one of the fol­low­ing areas: the social sci­ences, pol­i­cy, inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, or gov­er­nance. He or she will also be expect­ed to main­tain an active pres­ence on cam­pus, par­tic­i­pate in Insti­tute events, and inter­act with fac­ul­ty and students.

The fel­low­ship term will be the spring semes­ter 2017 and fall semes­ter 2018. The fel­low­ship car­ries an annu­al salary of $48,000 plus ben­e­fits. The fel­low will have work space and full use of the cam­pus and its libraries.


The fel­low­ship hold­er is required to:

  • Remain in res­i­dence dur­ing the peri­od of the fellowship;
  • Teach three cours­es over the two-year peri­od of the fellowship;
  • Deliv­er a col­lo­qui­um lec­ture in each year of the fel­low­ship (two total);
  • Men­tor stu­dents who spe­cial­ize in Kore­an stud­ies in the East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­ture Depart­ment; and 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in plan­ning and exe­cut­ing Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies programming.

Can­di­dates must hold a Ph.D. in an area relat­ed to Kore­an stud­ies at the time of appoint­ment to the posi­tion. The Ph.D. must have been received between Jan­u­ary 1, 2011, and Decem­ber 31, 2016.

To Apply

Appli­ca­tions for the posi­tion must reach the Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies by Novem­ber 18, 2016. Appli­ca­tions should include let­ter of appli­ca­tion; cur­ricu­lum vitae; state­ment of past and pro­posed research; writ­ing sam­ple; and con­tact infor­ma­tion for three ref­er­ences. Sub­mit all doc­u­ments in PDF for­mat at:

Direct ques­tions regard­ing the posi­tion or the appli­ca­tion process to Susan Blake (, Assis­tant Direc­tor, Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship in Kore­an Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies, Glob­al and Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies Build­ing, 2046 355 N. Jor­dan Ave., Bloom­ing­ton, IN 47405 – 1105.