Korea Foundation 2011–2012 Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Illinois

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, mshaw2@illinois.edu. Pro­fes­sors in Kore­an stud­ies Nan­cy Abel­mann (nabelman@illinois.edu) and Jung­won Kim (kimjw@illinois.edu) 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.