In order to introduce and disseminate Korean literature abroad, the International Communication Foundation sponsors the Korean Literature Translation Fellowship Program, which is designed to discover and foster competent translators. The Foundation invites applications for fellowships in 2016 from non-Koreans who possess a deep interest in Korean literature translation and Korean nationals who are currently engaged in M.A. or Ph.D. studies abroad in Korean literature, English literature, comparative literature, or creative writing and who have proficiency in English equivalent to that of a native speaker.
Awards are made in two categories: those who relocate to Korea for the program and those who complete the program at universities abroad. Grants for the domestic program amount to K￦24,000,000 (two million Korean won per month) and for the overseas program, US$20,000 (five thousand U.S. dollars per quarter). Grants are awarded for one year and are renewable.
The extensive guidelines for fellowship applications as well as the required application form are available from the Foundation Web site: http://www.icfkorea.net/translator/program_eng.asp.
All applications and support materials must be submitted to the Foundation postmarked no later than September 30, 2015. Awards will be announced by mid-November of 2015.
For further information, contact:
Korean Literature Translation Fellowship Program
International Communication Foundation
Annex Building of YBM
98 Jongno, Jongno-gu
Seoul, Korea 110–122
The International Communication Foundation is a private nonprofit foundation established in 1982 to introduce Korean culture to the world.