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.