[KS] Regarding AKS short-term fellowship program

이수현 culture at aks.ac.kr
Wed May 9 01:10:17 EDT 2007

2007 AKS Short-Term Fellowship Program for Korean Studies


The AKS fellowship program is designed to provide foreign scholars and doctoral candidates an opportunity to carry out their research (dissertation research) in Korea.



Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities are eligible to apply for the following fellowship programs (the fellowship is not open to Korean nationals except those with permanent resident status in foreign countries):


1. Senior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the associate professor level or above at a university or have attained more than 5 year- research experience.

2. Junior Research Fellowship: Ph.D. holders at the assistant professor level or below at a university or have attained less than 5 year- research experience.

3. Pre-doc Fellowship: Doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements (i.e., ABD) except their dissertation.


While at the Academy, fellows will be provided the opportunity to conduct joint research with faculty members. Applicants are encouraged to submit detailed research plans; particularly, those candidates with research programs that will result in a publication (e.g., a book or dissertation) are preferred. 


Grant Period 

The period of fellowship may begin any time between September 1 and December 31, 2007 and fellows are eligible for a maximum of 3 months support after arrival.


Fellowship Grant

1. Economy-class round-trip international airfare 

2. Free accommodations on campus

3. Monthly Stipend

  (1) Senior Research Fellowship: 1,200,000 won 

  (2) Junior Research Fellowship: 900,000 won 

(3) Pre-doc Fellowship: 700,000 won 

4. Access to the facilities of the Academy, including the library.


Selection Procedure and Criteria

All applications are reviewed by a screening committee composed of AKS faculty members. The criteria used in reviewing applications are as follows: 


1. Senior or Junior Research Fellowship

(1) The merit of the research plan and the feasibility of carrying out the proposed research at the Academy

(2) Possibility of conducting joint research project with AKS faculty members

(3) Capability of translating Korea related book into the foreign languages (English preferred).


2. Pre-doc Fellowship

(1) Excellence and feasibility of research topic 

(2) Prospects of the proposed research to the future development of Korean studies  


3. Applicant’s educational background, employment history, previous awards record of any fellowship offered by the Academy, the Korean government and other organizations will also be considered.


Required Materials

1. Senior or Junior Research Fellowship

(1)   Application Form 

(2)   Curriculum Vitae

(3) Evidence of current employment or affiliation (if applicable) 


2. Pre-doc Fellowship

(1)  Application Form 

(2)  Evidence of current enrollment at a university

(3)  Graduate school transcript 

(4) Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor


*Application materials can be downloaded at our website at http://www.aks.ac.kr/eng_home.

* Applicants should initially send these documents by E-mail or fax and subsequently send the original documents by mail. The mailed documents should be postmarked no later than the deadline.


Obligations of Fellowship Recipients
1.    Fellows are expected to present their research results in a seminar at the Academy. 

2.    Published research papers/books resultant from the fellowship should acknowledge the fellowship.          


Application Deadline  

All applications must be received at the Academy by June 1(Fri.), 2007



Those selected will be notified individually by June 22(Fri.), 2007 



Scholars interested in applying should address application materials to: 


The Academy of Korean Studies 

Center for Information on Korean Culture

International Support Division

50 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-791, Korea

Tel: +82-31-709-9843

Fax: +82-31-709-9945

E-mail: culture at aks.ac.kr

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