[KS] Korea Foundation Support for Korean Studies e-Resources - 2010 Program results

Sung, Yunah yunahs at umich.edu
Thu Mar 18 10:23:19 EDT 2010

Task Force on Korean Studies E-Resources is posting following messages on behalf of the Korea Foundation.
Korea Foundation Support for Korean Studies e-Resources - 2010 Program

The Korea Foundation has agreed to provide financial assistance to 41 universities in eight countries, as partial support, for their subscription to Korean Studies e-Resources. Under this new program, overall program support amounted to $137,600 for 2010.

In response to the growing significance of online resources for educational and research purposes, the Korea Foundation had offered financial support to a limited number of universities, in such countries as the United States, Canada, and Australia, in 2009. In 2010, the Korea Foundation sought to expand the availability of this assistance under a new program: "Support for Korean Studies e-Resources."

The guidelines for this program include the following:

-Eligible applicants: Four-year universities that maintain a Korean Studies department, Korean Studies or Korean language program, or an East Asian program with a Korea-related component, for which the availability of relevant e-resources would be helpful for Korean Studies faculty members and graduate students.

-Program assistance is offered under a cost-sharing arrangement, covering up to 50% of the subscription fee for accessing Korean Studies e-resources. Program support per university is limited to $5,000 per year.

-Program period: One year of support. (Program application, evaluation of applicants, and selection of recipient universities are conducted annually. Renewal of program support is possible, based on overall demand and evaluation process.)

We were indeed pleased and impressed to have received some 50 applications and/or inquiries from around the world for this new program. Due to the high demand, it was not possible to extend assistance to all applicants because of the program's limited resources. Accordingly, the Foundation selected 41 institutions in 8 countries for support under the 2010 program, based in large part on the scale of their Korean Studies program.

An announcement for the 2011 program will be posted on the Korea Foundation website and the web pages of related institutions, including this list, in December 2010.

We are hopeful that this support will serve to bolster the efforts to advance Korean Studies education and research worldwide. The Foundation thus looks forward to your continued interest in our support programs.

For any inquiries about this program or the application procedures, please contact:

Kim Min-jeong

Deputy Director

Media Department

The Korea Foundation

E-mail: mjk at kf.or.kr<mailto:mjk at kf.or.kr>

Tel: (82 2) 2151-6543

Fax: (82 2) 2151-6592

Address: The Korea Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo Building

18th Floor, Sunhwa-dong 7, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-759 Korea

Task Force on Korean Studies E-Resources
Mikyung Kang (mlkang at fas.harvard.edu<mailto:mlkang at fas.harvard.edu>), Harvard University
Miree Ku (miree.ku at duke.edu<mailto:miree.ku at duke.edu>), Duke University
Sun-Yoon Lee (sunyoonl at usc.edu<mailto:sunyoonl at usc.edu>), USC
Yunah Sung (yunahs at umich.edu<mailto:yunahs at umich.edu>), University of Michigan

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