[KS] 2018 AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies

AKS Fellowship fellowship at aks.ac.kr
Sun Sep 10 20:27:49 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,
The Academy of Korean Studies has started to accept applications for 2018 fellowship.Please apply to us if you are interested, and share the notification with your colleagues.Thank you so much for your cooperation!

AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies


The Academy of Korean
Studies runs the “AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies” in order to
provide international scholars and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to
carry out their research(dissertation research). 



Foreign scholars(including
those who have Korean nationality with permanent residence status in foreign
countries) in the humanities and social sciences, who are currently engaged in
Korea-related teaching and research activities, are eligible to apply. 

1.    Senior
Researcher Fellowship: Associate professor level or above/Ph. D. holder with 7
or more years of research experience

2.    Junior
Researcher Fellowship: Assistant professor level or below/ Ph. D. holder with
less than 7 years of research experience

3.    Pre-doctoral
Fellowship: Doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements except
for their dissertation (i.e., ABD) from institutions outside Korea. (※ Those who completed their Ph.D. courses at
Korean schools or institutions are ineligible for pre-doctoral fellowship)

Those who have received AKS fellowship within the last 3 years(based on
application submission date) are ineligible for this program.


Fellowship Period

The fellowship period
should begin within year 2018(January 1 and December 31, 2018). The applicants
can apply for minimum one month to maximum one year support.


Fellowship Grant

1.    Airfare:
Economy-class round trip airfare(Only offered to overseas awardees)

※ The airfare will be
reimbursed based on the actual ticket price but the reimbursement should not
exceed the amount of Government Transportation Request(GTR) cost according to
the 2018 budgetary guidelines of international airfare.

2.    Monthly

Senior Research Fellowship:

Junior Research Fellowship: 2,000,000won

Pre-doctoral Fellowship:

※ Please note that we do not offer monthly stipend for research
period less than 15 days and offer full monthly stipend for research period 15
or more days

3.    Access
to the facilities of AKS including the library

4.    Up
to 50% discount of AKS Guest House charges


Selection Process

All applications are
reviewed by the screening committee. The criteria for the screening are as


Selection Criteria

1.    Senior
& Junior Research Fellowship

The merit of the research
plan and the feasibility of carrying out the proposed research at AKS

Research track records

Possibility of joint teaching
and researches with AKS professors & researchers

2.    Pre-doc

Excellence and feasibility
of the research topic

Possibility of contribution
to the development of Korean studies


Required Documents

1.    Senior
& Junior Research Fellowship

1 Application form

1 Curriculum Vitae(CV)

Certificate of Employment

2.    Pre-doctoral

1 Application form

Master’s and Doctoral
Program Transcript(1 each)

1 certificate of Ph.D.
course completion(Document that proves ABD status)

1 Curriculum Vitae(CV)

2 Reference Letters(1 from
Ph.D. dissertation director) 

※ Applicants who have Korean citizenship should submit permanent
residence document.

※ All
applications and required documents should be prepared in English or Korean
only. If not, the certified translation document(English or Korean) must be

Applicants who can give lectures in AKS, please specify in the application form


Obligations of Fellowship Recipients

1.    Fellows
are expected to submit their research paper and present research results at AKS
Colloquium before the termination of their research period

2.    Fellows
should inform AKS when the research results are published and should submit 2
copies of the publication

3.    Publication
resulted from this program should acknowledge the support from the AKS
Fellowship Program



1.    Previous
fellowship recipients who have rejected the fellowship due to their personal
matters can get disadvantages when screening

2.    Those
who are under disciplinary actions from Korean government and other Korean
government affiliated institutes are not eligible for this program


Application Deadline

All applications must
be received by October 15(Sunday), 2017.

Applicants should submit the required documents(scan file) by e-mail only.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Result Notification 

The result of your
application will be notified individually in December.


Submission: fellowship at aks.ac.kr

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