[KS] European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers--Clarification
James B. Lewis
jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 15 18:51:35 EDT 2016
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EPEL APPLICATION DEADLINE 20 July 2016
NOTE: The maximum for each year is €2,500.
The European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers is sponsored by the
Korea Foundation. Every year AKSE draws up a comprehensive proposal and
budget for the program, which includes the proposals of individual
universities, and our Treasurer handles the reimbursements that
lecturers receive for their expenses. Lectures sponsored by this program
should be an integral part of the curriculum of the institution where
they are presented. The lecturers are reimbursed for their travel within
European countries, accommodation expenses, and meals, but they are not
paid a lecture fee. This program offers excellent opportunities for AKSE
members to meet and exchange ideas concerning both research and teaching.
NOTE the change to the EPEL programme. This year, we are encouraging
applications that span 2 academic years (2016-18). You may submit an
application for 2016-17, but if possible, we request that you submit an
application for 2 academic years (2016-18).
Please send your proposal to the AKSE President before 20 July 2016.
Your proposal must contain: the names of scholars, the titles of
lectures, the dates of the lectures, a budget for transportation, hotel,
and meals. All applications must be sent to the President of AKSE.
Lecturers will pay their own expenses and then request reimbursement by
sending the correct form with receipts to the treasurer, Koen De
Ceuster. All reports of lectures given have to be sent to the President
Further Guidelines for Applications to EPEL
Priority is given to applications from universities where there are few
teaching staff. EPEL Guest Lecturers can assist teaching staff in
replacing a limited number of teaching hours. EPEL lectures have to be a
part of courses taught and not form a special seminar. The lectures have
to offer academic credits or units and form a part of examinations. All
applications must explain how these conditions are met. The AKSE
President and Council will endeavour to secure adequate funding from the
Korea Foundation to support EPEL applications, but the final funding
decision resides with the Korea Foundation and only partial funding may
finally be available to applicants. These circumstances are beyond the
control of the AKSE President and Council. It is for these reasons that
applicant universities are strongly encouraged to seek and secure
alternative sources to support Guest Lecturers.
1) All applications are judged on their quality.
2) All proposals should specify how many teaching staff work primarily
in Korean Studies and should answer the following questions: have you
sought matching funds from other sources? Please give details.
3) If any invited scholar cancels within one month of the scheduled
lecture without reasonable cause (illness or other unforeseen
circumstances) he or she cannot be invited to be a Guest Lecturer within
any EPEL application for a period of 2 years. In case of cancellation,
the applicant university has to immediately contact the AKSE President
and propose a replacement name so that the new proposal can be
evaluated. Notification has to be done within one week of cancellation.
If the applicant university does not follow these procedures regarding
cancellations, then the university cannot apply for EPEL funding in the
4) Each university can apply for a maximum of €2,500 for each year and
is responsible for administering their budget. The AKSE Council will not
supply any additional funding beyond the original application amount.
Any additional costs, even unforeseen, must be borne by the applicant
university or the Guest Lecturer.
5) Each Guest Lecturer will be informed of the total amount they are
allotted for transportation, hotel, and meals. The Guest Lecturer is
free to spend their allotment in the best way they see fit in any
mixture. For example, if transportation costs are much lower than
originally anticipated, then the Guest Lecturer is free to upgrade their
hotel or to spend more on meals. The AKSE Council encourages the
expenditure of the full budget amount. Any expenditure in excess of the
total amount allotted by the original budget will be the responsibility
of the Guest Lecturer or the applicant university.
6) All Guest Lecturers are responsible for keeping track of their
expenditures, collecting their own receipts, and then submitting a
reimbursement form to the AKSE Treasurer.
7) Deadlines: 20 July 2016 for Reports for 2015-2016 and 20 July 2016
for new applications.
Dr. James B. Lewis
President of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe
President of the British Association for Korean Studies
University Lecturer in Korean History
and Fellow of Wolfson College
Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE
Email: jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Ecce quam bonum et quam jucundum habitare fratres et sorores in unum.
('Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers and sisters to
dwell together in unity.')
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