The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomes applications for postdoctoral study at the University of Illinois funded by the Korea Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applicants will apply simultaneously to the Korea Foundation and the University of Illinois; selection by the University of Illinois does not guarantee Korea Foundation selection, but the University of Illinois will advise the Korea Foundation of its selected candidate(s).
Scholars must have received their Ph.D. in a subject related to Korea within five years of their application; scholars who do not currently hold a regular faculty position are eligible to apply. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree prior to the start of their fellowship research.
This program supports research in the humanities and social sciences. The postdoctoral stipend for a twelve-month period will be determined in accordance with University of Illinois regulations. This fellowship cannot be combined with other sources of support, including other fellowships and grants.
The University of Illinois has hosted three Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows, currently Nicholas Harkness (Ph.D., Chicago, anthropology, Harvard University assistant professor, 2011-) and in recent years Youngmin Choe (USC, assistant professor, East Asian languages and cultures) and Young-a Park (Knox College, assistant professor, anthropology).
In order to apply to the University of Illinois for institutional affiliation as a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, submit all application materials to both the Korea Foundation and to the University of Illinois. Information on the grant, required application materials, application procedures, and the Korea Foundation submission deadline can be found at http://www.kf.or.kr/. Materials received by the University of Illinois must be postmarked no later than January 3, 2011 (note, the Korea Foundation deadline is January 31).
Please send application materials to attn: Korea Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, 230 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820.
For information on some of the Korean studies activities at the University of Illinois, see http://www.eaps.uiuc.edu/programs/korea.htm.
For more information, contact Merrily Shaw, Associate Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org. Professors in Korean studies Nancy Abelmann (email@example.com) and Jungwon Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) are also happy to answer questions about the Postdoctoral Fellowship at Illinois.
Please note: Korean nationals are eligible to apply only if they have permanent residency status in another country.