The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is now accepting applications for the spring 2019 Core University Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship is to apply toward tuition and student fees only. UH Mānoa graduate students with a focus on Korean studies are encouraged to apply.
Follow this link to download a copy of the scholarship application form. In addition to the completed form, applications must include a two‐page essay addressing academic plans and major/focus and how they relate to Korean studies; copies of academic transcripts; and two letters of recommendation (see the application form for details). Only fully completed applications with all supporting documentation will be considered.
Applications and supporting documents must be sent to the address below:
Center for Korean Studies, UHM Attn: Kortne Oshiro‐Chin 1881 East‐West Rd., Rm 208 Honolulu, HI 96822
Hand‐delivered applications must be received by Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m., HST. If mailed, applications must be postmarked by November 10, 2018. E‐mail applications will not be accepted.
For further information, contact Kortne Oshiro‐Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (808) 956‑2212.
This scholarship is supported by a Core University Program for Korean Studies Grant through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS‐2015‐OLU‐2250005).
The Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS) at Korea University, with support from the Pony Chung Foundation, seeks applicants for the third Pony Chung Fellowship for young Korean studies scholars. The goal of the fellowship is to provide young international scholars of Korean studies financial support, a suitable research infrastructure, and a means through which to share ideas and research outcomes with others.
The fellowship is open to researchers of non‐Korean nationality who have received their Ph.D. in the field of Korean studies (humanities, social sciences, and comparative international research with a focus on Korean studies) and to researchers of Korean nationality who hold dual citizenship and have received a Ph.D. in the field of Korean studies.
Applicants must have received their doctoral degree within five years of the start of funding (with some exceptions). Applicants who have concrete plans to publish their research findings through a foreign university press within three years of the start of funding will receive preference.
Two fellowship appointments are available. The fellowship period will extend from March 2019 to February 2020 or September 2019 to August 2020.
Monash University in Australia is offering a Ph.D. stipend for a suitable candidate to pursue studies in its Korean studies program. The funds can be used to offset tuition costs and to cover living expenses. This position is being created with financial support from the Academy of Korean Studies Core University Program for Korean Studies. Students may be eligible for further support.
Applications for Korea‐related doctoral projects include, but are not limited to, pre‐modern or modern history, rebellion in Korea, literature, cinema and media studies, cultural studies, linguistics, second language acquisition, pragmatics, sociology of media, overseas Koreans, religion, ethnicity, and sociology. These areas reflect the research interests of the Monash University Korean studies staff.
The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2018–2019. The fellow is expected to conduct research on Korean literature or related topics. He or she is also expected to be in residence at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center for Korean Studies.
This appointment is for one year starting August 1, 2018, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Compensation for the position is a stipend of $3,750 per month with no additional benefits.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by August 1, 2018, and should not have received the degree more than five years prior to the appointment date. Field of study should be in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or a related field. Ability to speak, read, and write both in English and Korean with professional working proficiency is desirable.
The fellowship is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS‐2015‐OLU‐2250005). This grant is to promote Korean studies internationally in higher learning institutions. The Center for Korean Studies is working to expand the university’s curriculum with Korea‐focused courses and to increase its Korean studies outreach activities. Publications developed or published while funded on this grant must acknowledge the Academy of Korean Studies.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project proposal (not more than two pages, single‐spaced), and two letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent by e‐mail to email@example.com. Combine all application materials into a single PDF file and use the subject line “AKS Post‐doc Fellowship Search_surname, first name”.
The application deadline is January 19, 2018. Inquiries about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Sang‐Hyop Lee, director of the Center for Korean Studies, telephone (808) 956‑7041 or e‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies and its programs, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/.
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The James Joo‐Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars who work in the humanities (including cinema studies, history, and literature), with research focused on modern Korea (since 1864).
The fellowship will cover up to a twelve‐month period between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, and provides a stipend of $50,000. The Kim Program will cover the cost of health insurance (more information can be found here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/postdocs/postdocstaff.htm). The postdoctoral fellow will also receive office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn.
The fellow will be required to:
Remain in residence;
Teach one graduate‐level gateway seminar (Korean History and Civilization) course in the spring semester of 2019;
Give a public presentation for Korean Studies Colloquium;
Mentor Kim Program undergraduate fellows; and
Participate in Kim Program events and related activities at Penn.
Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (that is, in July 2013 or later). The applicant who is awarded the fellowship must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (dissertation deposited) by July 1, 2018.