Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research in 2016

Korea Foundation logoThe Korea Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ship for Field Research offers sup­port to enable emi­nent over­seas Kore­an stud­ies schol­ars and experts in rel­e­vant fields to con­duct on-site field research in Korea and access resource mate­ri­als. Over­seas researchers of comparative/​case stud­ies in Kore­an stud­ies or Korea-relat­ed areas in the human­i­ties or social sci­ences may apply for sup­port in the fol­low­ing categories.

  • Type A: Doc­tor­al can­di­date who has com­plet­ed his or her req­ui­site course­work and is in the process of writ­ing a doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tion (month­ly stipend: KRW2,000,000);
  • Type B: Lec­tur­er or researcher with at least five years of expe­ri­ence in teach­ing or research at a uni­ver­si­ty or research insti­tute (month­ly stipend: KRW2,300,000);
  • Type C: Assis­tant pro­fes­sor or an indi­vid­ual cur­rent­ly in a professional/​research field with more than ten years and less than twen­ty years of career expe­ri­ence; must hold a Ph.D. degree (month­ly stipend: KRW2,600,000);
  • Type D: Asso­ciate or full pro­fes­sor or an indi­vid­ual cur­rent­ly in a professional/​research field with more than twen­ty years of career expe­ri­ence; must hold a Ph.D. degree (month­ly stipend: KRW3,000,000).

In addi­tion to a month­ly stipend, sup­port includes econ­o­my-class round-trip air­fare to/​from Korea; trav­el­ers insur­ance cov­er­age; and ini­tial set­tle­ment sup­port (one-time pay­ment) for tenured asso­ciate pro­fes­sors (KRW1,000,000) and tenured full pro­fes­sors (KRW1,500,000).

The fel­low­ship peri­od may run from one to twelve months. The length is to be deter­mined by the appli­cant, but could be adjust­ed by the Korea Foun­da­tion review­ing com­mit­tee. The start date of the fel­low­ship peri­od should be no lat­er than Novem­ber 30. The field research peri­od should begin between March and Feb­ru­ary of the fol­low­ing year.

Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed until August 31, 2015. Noti­fi­ca­tion of results will be issued in Decem­ber 2015 (sub­ject to change with­out pri­or notice).

For com­plete details, vis­it the Korea Foun­da­tion appli­ca­tion por­tal Web site: http://apply.kf.or.kr/main.nkf. See also the announce­ment site at https://apply.kf.or.kr/selectNoticeAndApplicationView.nkf?anucNo=A1P0000218&pageIndex=2.