The 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.