Jangseogak Fellow Program at the Academy of Korean Studies

Jangseogak Fellow ProgramThe Jangseogak Archives at the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies has announced new­ly estab­lished fel­low­ships for over­seas schol­ars of Kore­an stud­ies. The fel­lows will par­tic­i­pate in Eng­lish trans­la­tion projects of Kore­an clas­si­cal sources (from the Jangseogak Archives) or col­lab­o­ra­tive research projects based on these archival sources.

Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from schol­ars in the var­i­ous fields of the human­i­ties and the social sci­ences who have well-devel­oped research inter­ests in pre-mod­ern Kore­an (or relat­ed area) stud­ies. Appli­cants should hold a Ph.D. and have research expe­ri­ence in Kore­an or relat­ed stud­ies (for ABD appli­cants, the Ph.D. is required by the time of appoint­ment). Fel­lows are required to reside in Korea dur­ing the peri­od of the fel­low­ship. The expect­ed peri­od of res­i­dence for suc­cess­ful appli­cants is six to ten months.

Fel­low­ships require a full-time com­mit­ment; the recip­i­ent is not eli­gi­ble to receive oth­er fel­low­ships in Korea dur­ing the same peri­od. Fel­lows should begin their research before August 31, 2016, at the lat­est. Fel­lows are expect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in trans­la­tion projects (Clas­si­cal Chi­nese into Eng­lish) or team research projects to be con­duct­ed by the Jangseogak Archives. Fel­lows also are expect­ed to present the results or find­ings their research at a sem­i­nar at the Jangseogak Archives at least once dur­ing the term of the fel­low­ship.

Fel­low­ships include round-trip econ­o­my air­fare (only for the fel­lows; except­ing those who reside in Korea); a stipend of 2,500,000 won per month (the fel­low should reside at the Acad­e­my at least fif­teen days each month to be eli­gi­ble); and a 50 per­cent dis­count on accom­mo­da­tions (Guest House) at the Acad­e­my.

Appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted in Eng­lish via e-mail and must include a com­plet­ed appli­ca­tion form (avail­able here), a state­ment of pur­pose, and a cur­ricu­lum vitae (includ­ing a list of aca­d­e­m­ic pub­li­ca­tions).

The dead­line for receipt of appli­ca­tions is Feb­ru­ary 24, 2016 (6 p.m. Kore­an Time). Final results will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed by March 7, 2016. Appli­ca­tions and any ques­tions should be sent to ja-fellow@aks.ac.kr. Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed only through e-mail.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Jangseogak Archives, a nation­al library and research insti­tute of tra­di­tion­al Kore­an sources, see (http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81).