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.

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Call for Proposals: Fourth AAS‐in‐Asia Conference

AAS-in-Asia 2017 conferenceThe Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies and the Korea Uni­ver­si­ty Research Insti­tute of Kore­an Stud­ies invite sub­mis­sion of pro­pos­als for orga­nized pan­els and round­ta­bles to be pre­sent­ed at the fourth AAS‐in‐ASIA con­fer­ence. The con­fer­ence will take place June 24–27, 2017, at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty in Seoul. No indi­vid­ual paper pro­pos­als are being accept­ed.

The con­fer­ence pro­gram com­mit­tee is seek­ing pro­pos­als deal­ing with all regions of Asia on a wide range of sub­jects under the theme “Asia in Motion: Beyond Bor­ders and Bound­aries.” Pro­pos­als on this theme may cov­er diverse top­ics such as polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic changes, lit­er­ary and cul­tur­al expres­sion, envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty, media and pop cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion, food and ener­gy pol­i­cy, new mod­els for Asian enter­prise and busi­ness, and glob­al­iza­tion and urban growth.

Pro­pos­als are wel­come from Asian stud­ies schol­ars wher­ev­er they may be based. They are espe­cial­ly encour­aged from schol­ars rep­re­sent­ing aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ties that are rel­a­tive­ly under­rep­re­sent­ed in inter­na­tion­al meet­ings. One of the goals of the con­fer­ence is to fos­ter dia­logue and schol­ar­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion that cross the ordi­nary (often nation‐specific) bound­aries of aca­d­e­m­ic net­works.

The pro­gram com­mit­tee will give pref­er­ence to pro­pos­als that include par­tic­i­pants from two or more coun­tries, whether the pan­el focus­es on a sin­gle nation or cul­ture or on some com­par­a­tive dimen­sion. The com­mit­tee dis­cour­ages pan­el pro­pos­als from groups of schol­ars com­ing from the same insti­tu­tion. Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, pan­els with diverse (gen­der, aca­d­e­m­ic rank, nation­al ori­gin, dis­ci­pli­nary approach) par­tic­i­pa­tion will be favored over nar­row­ly con­struct­ed pan­els. Pan­els that address top­ics of broad rel­e­vance are also pre­ferred.

The dead­line for sub­mit­ting pro­pos­als is Octo­ber 31, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

For more infor­ma­tion about the con­fer­ence and for pro­pos­al sub­mis­sion guide­lines and pro­ce­dures, vis­it the Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies Web site.

Pony Chung Fellowship at Korea University

Korea University offers Pony Chung FellowshipThe Research Insti­tute of Kore­an Stud­ies at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty has announced the offer of two pro­grams under the aus­pices of the Pony Chung Foun­da­tion. The Pony Chung fel­low­ship pro­gram is intend­ed for young researchers abroad. A sec­ond pro­gram tar­gets grad­u­ate stu­dents in Korea and abroad.

The Pony Chung Fel­low­ship is intend­ed to pro­vide promis­ing young schol­ars the tools and resources to expand their research, delve deep­er into the top­ics of their stud­ies, and devel­op aca­d­e­m­ic rela­tion­ships. Researchers of non‐Korean nation­al­i­ty who have received a Ph.D. degree in Kore­an stud­ies with­in five years are eli­gi­ble to apply. Kore­an cit­i­zens who hold dual cit­i­zen­ship are eli­gi­ble to apply.

Two awards will be made for the peri­od of March 2017 to Feb­ru­ary 2018. The fel­low­ship includes research fund­ing (50,000,000 KRW), pub­li­ca­tion fund­ing (10,000,000 KRW), appoint­ment as a research pro­fes­sor, and office space.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is June 30, 2016. Appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted by e‐mail to riks_edu@korea.ac.kr.

Awards for Graduate Study

The goal of the pro­gram for grad­u­ate stu­dents is to fur­ther devel­op young schol­ars’ exper­tise in Kore­an stud­ies and cre­ate a net­work of young researchers.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is open to Kore­an and foreign‐national grad­u­ate stu­dents who are in an M.A. or Ph.D. pro­gram in Kore­an stud­ies. Appli­cants must be able take cours­es, give pre­sen­ta­tions, and par­tic­i­pate in dis­cus­sions con­duct­ed in Kore­an. A total of twen­ty appli­cants (ten Kore­an grad­u­ate stu­dents and ten foreign‐national grad­u­ate stu­dents) will be accept­ed into the pro­gram.

The main part of the pro­gram con­sists of inten­sive cours­es and a research sym­po­sium. It will be con­duct­ed from August 1 to August 10, 2016, at the Research Insti­tute of Kore­an Stud­ies at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty.

The schol­ar­ship award includes one mil­lion KRW (for room and board assis­tance). Trav­el grants are avail­able for par­tic­i­pants from abroad (KRW 1 million/≒USD 870 for par­tic­i­pants from the Amer­i­c­as and Europe; KRW 500,000/≒USD 435 for those com­ing from Asia).

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is May 30, 2016. The on‐line appli­ca­tion form can be found at http://durl.me/boi62k.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies
RIKS, Korea Uni­ver­si­ty
A306, Kore­an Stud­ies Hall, Korea Uni­ver­si­ty,
Anam‐dong, Seongbuk‐gu, Seoul, Korea, 136–701

Office: 82–2-3290–2595
Fax: 82–2-3290–2596

Call for Papers: Korea University Korean History Graduate Student Conference

Korea University logoThe Korea Uni­ver­si­ty Kore­an His­to­ry (KUKH) Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence invites grad­u­ate stu­dents from around the world who are con­duct­ing research in Kore­an his­to­ry to sub­mit abstracts for its 2015 con­fer­ence. The KUKH Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence is an annu­al con­fer­ence that pro­vides a forum for grad­u­ate stu­dents to exchange ideas and dis­cuss cur­rent research on Kore­an his­to­ry. The one‐day con­fer­ence on Korea University’s Anam cam­pus in Seoul will take place May 1, 2015. All pan­els will be mod­er­at­ed by Korea Uni­ver­si­ty fac­ul­ty and grad­u­ate stu­dents.

The spe­cial theme of the 2015 con­fer­ence is “Incor­po­rat­ing Dif­fer­ent Per­spec­tives on Kore­an His­to­ry.” Papers may focus on any his­tor­i­cal time peri­od. Although broad, the theme was select­ed to encour­age grad­u­ate stu­dents study­ing abroad to include inno­v­a­tive inter­pre­ta­tions, new per­spec­tives, and fresh approach­es to Kore­an his­to­ry. The May 2014 con­fer­ence host­ed eight grad­u­ate stu­dent pre­sen­ters from five coun­tries and eight edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines

  1. Appli­cants must be cur­rent­ly enrolled in a pro­gram of grad­u­ate study (“post­grad­u­ate” in the British degree clas­si­fi­ca­tion sys­tems).
  2. Papers must be relat­ed to Kore­an his­to­ry.
  3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words.
  4. The dead­line for sub­mit­ting abstracts is Wednes­day, Decem­ber 31, 2014.

When sub­mit­ting abstracts, include your name, pro­gram of grad­u­ate study, and con­tact infor­ma­tion. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied of accep­tance by mid‐January. Hous­ing will be avail­able for those pre­sent­ing papers.

For gen­er­al con­fer­ence and abstract sub­mis­sion inquiries, con­tact koreanhistoryconference@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: Korea University Graduate Student Conference on Korean History

image: Korea University logoThe Depart­ment of Kore­an His­to­ry at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty will present its sec­ond annu­al Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence on Kore­an His­to­ry on May 2, 2014, at Korea University’s Anam cam­pus in Seoul. Grad­u­ate stu­dents con­duct­ing any research relat­ed to Kore­an his­to­ry are invit­ed to sub­mit abstracts for the con­fer­ence.

The Korea Uni­ver­si­ty Kore­an His­to­ry Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence aims to pro­vide a forum for grad­u­ate stu­dents to exchange ideas and dis­cuss cur­rent research on Kore­an his­to­ry. This one‐day con­fer­ence is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for young schol­ars to present their research to both their peers and emi­nent schol­ars. All pan­els will be mod­er­at­ed by Korea Uni­ver­si­ty fac­ul­ty and grad­u­ate stu­dents.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty and Appli­ca­tion Guide­lines:

1. Appli­cants must be cur­rent­ly enrolled in a pro­gram of grad­u­ate study (“post­grad­u­ate” in the British degree clas­si­fi­ca­tion sys­tems).

2. Papers must be relat­ed to Kore­an his­to­ry.

3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words.

4. The dead­line for abstract sub­mis­sion is Decem­ber 31, 2013.

5. With abstract sub­mis­sions, include name, pro­gram of grad­u­ate study, and con­tact infor­ma­tion.

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied of accep­tance by mid‐January.

Hous­ing will be avail­able for those pre­sent­ing papers.

For gen­er­al con­fer­ence and abstract sub­mis­sion inquiries, con­tact: koreahistoryconference@gmail.com.