Jangseogak Archives Short-Term Fellowship Grants

Academy of Korean Studies Jangseogak ArchivesThe 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

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 ja-fellow@aks.ac.kr.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 30, 2018. Appli­cants will be noti­fied of the results by May 15.