International Field Research Fellowships in Korea, 2018

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Entries are npw submitted at The Korea Foundation for  Fellowships for Field Research for overseas researchers. The field research duration would be from  January 1 and December 31, 2018. The objective of this fellowship program is to promote  overseas research in Korean studies.

About:

The Korea Foundation is a non-profit public diplomacy organization established in 1991 “to contribute to encouraging a better understanding of Korea and to promoting international friendship in the international community.”

Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct on-site field research in Korea.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Korean studies.

Scholarship Award: 
Type A: KRW 2,000,000
Type B: KRW 2,300,000
Type C (PhD holders only): KRW 2,600,000
Type D (PhD holders only): KRW 3,000,000

Number of Scholarships: Approx. 30 per year

Scholarship can be taken in Korea

Eligibility: Overseas researchers of comparative/case studies in Korean studies or Korea-related areas in the field of humanities or social sciences who fall under one of the following criteria:

  • Doctoral candidates who have completed their required coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation
  • B-1. Lecturers or researchers with less than ten years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute (PhD degree holders only)
  • B-2. Lecturers or researchers with at least five years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute (non-PhD degree holders only)
  • Assistant professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with over 10 and less than 20 years of career experience (PhD degree holders only)
  • Associate/full professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with over 20 years of career experience (PhD degree holders only)

Nationality: Overseas researchers can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System.

Type A, B

  • Application form (Download available at the KF Application Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s signature)
  • Research proposal
  • Proposal for cooperative research with a Korean scholar
  • Two letters of reference
    Head of the applicant’s institution (university president, dean, department chair, institute director, etc.)
    Dissertation supervisor in applicant’s country of  residence (only for PhD candidates)
  • Evidence of current employment or enrollment (official letter/certificate)
  • Graduate school (MA & PhD) transcripts
  • Copy of the most recently obtained academic degree
  • Certificate of coursework completion

Type C, D

  • Application form (Download available at the KF Application Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s signature)
  • Research proposal (free format, 5-10 pages)
  • Proposal for cooperative research with a Korean scholar
  • Two letters of reference

Head office of the applicant’s institution (university president, dean, department chair, institute director)

An individual capable of evaluating the applicant’s lecture/research proposal (expert or professor of applicant’s country of residence)

  • Copy of the most recently obtained academic degree
  • Evidence of current employment (official letter/cer

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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