[KS] 2011 AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies

The Academy of Korean Studies yojh at aks.ac.kr
Thu Sep 23 21:42:50 EDT 2010

2011 AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies
The AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies is designed to provide
international scholars and doctoral candidates an opportunity to carry out
their research (dissertation research) in The Academy of Korean Studies.
Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged
in Korea-related teaching and research activities are eligible to apply
(The fellowship is not open to Korean nationals, except those with
permanent resident status in foreign countries):
1. Senior Researcher Fellowship: Associate professor level or above at a
university or Ph.D. holder with more than 7 years of research experience.
2. Junior Researcher Fellowship: Assistant professor level or below at a
university or Ph.D. holders with less than 7 years of research experience.
3. Pre-doc Fellowship : Doctoral candidates who have completed all academic
requirements(i.e., ABD) except for their dissertation.
While at the Academy, fellows can be provided the opportunity to give
lectures to graduate students, to conduct joint research with faculty
members and to participate in academic activities in the AKS. Applicants
are encouraged to submit detailed research plans; 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 January 1 and December
31, 2011 and fellows are eligible for a maximum of one year support after
Fellowship Grant
1. The actual airfare: Economy-class round-trip airfare. Only provided to
overseas awardees
※ The valid date of the flight tickets cannot be exceeded the research
※ If applicants have a stopover for personal reasons, round trip airfare
from place of departure to Korea will be provided according to GTR discount
2. 50% discount of using the accommodation of AKS. Fellows are recommended
to stay at AKS  accommodation.
3. Monthly Stipend
 (1) Senior Research Fellowship: 2,500,000 won 
 (2) Junior Research Fellowship: 2,000,000 won 
(3) Pre-doc Fellowship: 1,500,000 won 
※ Tax deduction will be determined according to tax exempt conditions of
regional tax treaties
4. Access to the facilities of the Academy, including the library.
Selection Procedure 
All applications are reviewed by International Exchange Committee. The
criteria used in reviewing applications are as follows: 
Selection Criteria
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) Track records
(3) Possibility of joint researches with scholars in AKS 
2. Pre-doc Fellowship
(1) Excellence and feasibility of research topic 
(2) Possibility of contribution to development of Korean Studies
Required Materials
1. Senior or Junior Research Fellowship
(1)   Application Form (http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/download.php?id=88)
(2)   Curriculum Vitae
(3) Certificate of Employment (If applicable)
2. Pre-doc Fellowship
(1) Application Form (http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/download.php?id=88)
(2) Graduate and Doctoral Program Transcript 
(3) PhD Certificate of completion (a document that proves ABD status)
(4) 2 Recommendations (one from PhD dissertation director)
* Koreans should submit a copy of their passports that indicate their
permanent residential status in foreign countries.
* Application materials can be downloaded from our website at
* Applicants should submit attached files of the required materials by e-
mail or the original documents by mail. Documents must be postmarked no
later than the deadline.

Obligations of Fellowship Recipients
1.    Fellows are expected to present their research results at an Academy
2.    Fellows should inform us when research results would be published.
3.  Publication resulted from this program should acknowledge fellowship
support from AKS.
1. Previous fellowship awardees from AKS within three years and those who
have rejected an AKS fellowship due to personal reasons can be
2. Those who are under disciplinary actions from Korean government and
other Korean government affiliated institutes are not eligible. If you
resign before the end of tenure period, you must return any funds received
and will be prevented from applying for AKS grants for certain period,
according to the official order 36 of the Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology. 
Application Deadline 
All applications must be received by November 5 (Fri), 2010
Those selected will be notified individually in December. 
Scholars interested in applying should send application materials to: 
International Support Division for Korean Studies
The Center for International Affairs
The Academy of Korean Studies 
110 Haogogae-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-791, Republic
of Korea
E-mail: fellowship at aks.ac.kr

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