The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is accepting applications for short-term (three to six months) research fellowships for international scholars of Korean studies. The fellowship period will be between July 1 and December 31, 2018.
The Jangseogak Archives, originally founded one hundred years ago as the last royal archive of the Joseon dynasty (朝鮮王朝, 1392–1910), is an active Korean studies center and is home to numerous rare sources of Korea. For more information on the Jangseogak,see http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81 or http://jsg.aks.ac.kr/ (Korean only).
All scholars, including graduate students who have completed their required coursework, passed their qualification exams, and are conducting dissertation research, are eligible to apply. Applications are open to scholars in the humanities and the social sciences who have well-developed research interests in pre-modern Korean (or related area) studies. Preference will be given, however, to applicants who can work with the various Korean, Chinese, and Japanese sources stored in the Jangseogak Archives.
Successful candidates will conduct their own research and present their work at a public Jangseogak talk. The fellowship requires full-time commitment, and fellows must reside at the AKS for at least fifteen days each month. Jangseogak will reimburse a round-trip economy airfare ticket (excluding scholars who are currently in Korea), a stipend of 2,500,000 won per month, and office space. Fellows may also apply for accommodations at the AKS Guest House, and in this case a 50 percent discount will be available for applicants staying at the Guest House.
To apply, send one e-mail with the following application materials as a single PDF file: cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), and a research statement (double-spaced, five pages maximum). Send the application, and other queries, to email@example.com.
The application deadline is April 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 15.