Korea University Offers Pony Chung Fellowship

Pony Chung Fellowship at Korea UniversityThe 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 icks@korea.ac.kr. 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: icks@korea.ac.kr.

Schol­ars of South Kore­an nation­al­i­ty are encour­aged to apply to the Pony Chung Schol­ar­ship Grant (http://www.ponychung.org).