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.
Benefits and Obligations
Fellowship benefits include research funding up to KRW50,000,000 ($US44,000) per year; publication funding up to KRW10,000,000 ($US8,800), disbursed after publication; appointment as a research professor of Korea University; shared office space at the Research Institute of Korean Studies; and assistance in arranging to live in a Korea University dormitory.
Award recipients are expected to present a lecture related to research; participate in academic events, seminars, and research at RIKS and the Pony Chung Foundation; and submit a research results report within three months following the end of the fellowship.
To apply, send a curriculum vitae, research statement, and letter of recommendation to email@example.com. Recommenders should send letters of reference directly to the same address. Applications are due no later than June 30, 2018.
For further information, contact International Center for Korean Studies, Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University. Telephone: +82–2-3290–2595; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholars of South Korean nationality are encouraged to apply to the Pony Chung Scholarship Grant (http://www.ponychung.org).