[KS] European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers (EPEL): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2/2022 - 12/2022

Marion Eggert marion.eggert at rub.de
Thu Jan 6 12:28:10 EST 2022

Dear Korean Studies colleagues in Europe:

Due to the severe Corona crisis in Europe this winter, the call for 
applications for the European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers 
(EPEL) is coming out late. However, with the generous support of the 
Korea Foundation, the EPEL program will continue in 2022, under the same 
conditions as in 2021:
- In principle, lectures should be given on site. All costs incurred for 
the lecturer will be reimbursed, no honorarium will be paid.
- In case lectures need to be given online on grounds of the pandemic, 
the lecturer can claim a honorarium of € 300, but only after a video of 
the lecture has been made available online. The hosting institution can 
claim up to € 150,- for preparing a publishable version of the video, on 
the basis of a per hour honorarium of € 25 for the work involved.
The deadline for applications is *January 31*. Results will be announced 
on *February 7*.

Please apply for EPEL lectures in 2022 by sending a word file to the 
AKSE president <marion.eggert at rub.de> AND to <epel at koreanstudies.eu>. In 
preparing your application, please closely follow the guidelines below.

If existing funds to not suffice to honour all applications, priority 
will be 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.

Specific Guidelines:

1) All applications are judged on their quality.

2) All proposals should offer an overview of the teaching program and 
specify how many staff teach primarily for Korean Studies.

3) In case of cancellation of an EPEL lecture, 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 following year.

4) Each university can apply for a maximum of €2,500 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 by the applicant 
university. 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, but 
any expenditure in excess of the total amount allotted by the original 
budget will be the responsibility of the Guest Lecturer or the applicant 

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. A reimbursement form is 
available on the AKSE website.

7) A report on EPEL lectures will be due by late November 2022, even if 
there remain lectures to be given in December. All applicants are 
encouraged to plan their EPEL lectures to take place before Nov. 30 if 

Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert
Korean Studies Dept.
Faculty for East Asian Studies
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
President, Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE)
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