The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).