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Funding for Individual Research (with Residential Requirements)

Korea Foundation – Fieldwork Research Fellowship

Amount:

  • Monthly stipend varies from 2,300,000 to 3,000,000 KRW (2,620 to 3,420 CAD) based on career experience
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Insurance
  • Initial settlement support: 1,000,000 KRW (1,140 CAD) for tenured associate professors; 1,500,000 KRW (1,710 CAD) for tenured full professors (one-time payment)
  • Further incentive available upon fulfilling the publication responsibilities

Deadline: July 1 to August 31, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
research on Korean Studies or Korea-related comparative/case studies within the fields of humanities, social science, culture, and arts

Eligibility:

  • Doctoral-level students and scholars conducting research on Korean Studies or Korea-related comparative/case studies within the fields of humanities, social science, culture, and arts (excluding programs in natural science, medicine, and engineering).
  • Applicants must be able to conduct their research in Korean or English.
  • For Korean nationals, only those who have acquired permanent residency status in a foreign country are eligible to apply.
  • Accommodations and research facilities for a fellow should be arranged by the individual fellow, in cooperation with his/her research affiliation institute.

Details:

  • This fellowship program is designed to encourage Korean Studies research by doctorate-level students and prominent scholars through the sponsorship of their visit to Korea so they can conduct onsite field research, gather pertinent data, access resource materials, and develop personal relations with Korean specialists.
  • The fellowship period approved by the Foundation may differ from the applicant’s proposed schedule.
  • Professors, Lecturers, and Researchers must publish an article in an academic journal registered in A&HCI/SSCI or that is officially registered at a country’s ministry of education (within two years after the fellowship period) or a monograph (within three years after the fellowship period).

Link:

https://en.kf.or.kr/?menuno=3795&kflnbindex=

https://en.kf.or.kr/front/archv/rltd/popupEvent.html?archv_no=189&lang=1&siteno=12

The Academy of Korean Studies – Senior Researcher Fellowship

Amount:

  • A stipend of 2,500,000 KRW (2,900 CAD) per month (34,800 CAD/year)
  • Round trip airfare

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Korea-related research in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be 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.
  • Applicants must be in associate professor level or above, or be a Ph. D. holder with 7 or more years of research experience.

Details:

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

Link:

http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=511&sid=980a09c92f66a7c03449180cc8fe683f

The Academy of Korean Studies – Junior Researcher Fellowship

Amount:

  • A stipend of 2,000,000 KRW (2,320 CAD) per month (27,800 CAD/year)
  • Round trip airfare

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Korea-related research in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be 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.
  • Applicants must be in assistant professor level or below, or be a Ph. D. holder with less than 7 years of research experience.

Details:

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

Link:

http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=511&sid=980a09c92f66a7c03449180cc8fe683f

Korea Foundation – Korean Language Training Fellowship

Amount:

  • Monthly living expenses: 1,200,000 KRW (1,370 CAD)
  • Settling-in allowance: 300,000 KRW (340 CAD) (one-time benefit)
  • Tuition and fees for the Korean language program
  • Travel insurance

Deadline: July 31, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
persons who are engaged in Korea-related research activities

Eligibility:

  • Persons who are engaged in Korea-related research within the context of the humanities or social sciences, or persons who are professionally involved in Korea-related activities and who also correspond to one of the following profiles: University faculty and researchers (professionals, lecturer, and researchers who are teaching Korea-related courses or Korean language courses, or who are conducting Korea-related research at a university or research institution); or Professionals (who are engaged in Korea-related activities in the fields of arts and culture).

Details:

  • This fellowship is awarded to researchers and graduate students studying Korea Studies subjects, and other persons professionally engaged in Korea-related activities who wish to have an opportunity to take a language immersion program and learn Korean in a systematic manner at a university in Korea.
  • Grant period is 6 months.
  • Fellowship recipients must make satisfactory progress in their studies, including moving up to the next level of study as expected, and must submit a final report before the end of the grant period, using the standard report form.

Link:

https://en.kf.or.kr/?menuno=3792&kflnbindex=

https://en.kf.or.kr/front/archv/rltd/popupEvent.html?archv_no=158&lang=1&siteno=12

Koret Foundation – Koret Fellowship in Korea Program

Amount:

  • Monthly  stipend (for 9 months)

Deadline: March 1, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
successful applicants will conduct research on contemporary Korean affairs in Stanford

Eligibility:

  • Unspecified

Details:

  • The Koret Fellowship brings leading professionals and scholars to Stanford to conduct research on contemporary Korean affairs, with the broad aim of strengthening ties between the United States and Korea.
  • A major conference is held each year in conjunction with the Koret Fellowship program, with the current year’s Koret Fellow playing a lead role in organizing the conference and in inviting eminent scholars and experts on contemporary Korea to participate in the panels. A public keynote address by a prominent figure is an important feature of the event.
  • One fellow is selected for each academic year and provided a monthly stipend for nine months.

Link:

http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/koret_fellowship_in_uskorea_relations

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grant – Short-term Travel Outside North America

Amount:

  • Up to 5,000 USD

Deadline: February 1 or October 1, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: North American-based scholars
General:
must be current AAS members

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current AAS members.
  • Justification for why research outside North America/in Korea is required to do this research must be provided.
  • Only airfare, ground transportation (train, airport shuttle, bus, subway, etc.), lodging, and personal meal expenses are eligible for reimbursement.

Details:

  • Grant is open to North American-based scholars to cover travel expenses on trips to Korea or other sites outside North America for projects explicitly related to Korean studies that can be accomplished in a relatively short period.
  • The grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Moreover, they are NOT intended for primary and/or initial dissertation research fieldwork. Pre-doctoral research will only be considered to FINALIZE a project. NEAC research travel grant funding is also NOT intended for partial funding of long-term research, and these applications will not be considered.

Link:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Korea

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grant – Short-term Travel Outside North America

Amount:

  • Up to 1,500 USD, including a maximum of 200 USD for daily expenses

Deadline: October 1, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: North American-based scholars
General:
must be current AAS members; wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current AAS members
  • Only airfare, ground transportation (train, airport shuttle, bus, subway, etc.), lodging, and meal expenses are eligible for reimbursement.

Details:

  • Grant is open to scholars who are based in North America and are engaged in research on Korea and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada.
  • The grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Moreover, they are NOT intended for primary and/or initial dissertation research fieldwork. Pre-doctoral research will only be considered to FINALIZE a project.

Link:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Korea

Funding for Workshops/Conferences

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) – AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grant – Workshops and Conferences

Amount:

  • Up to 5,000 USD

Deadline: February 1 or October 1, annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
must be current AAS members; organizing conferences on Korea and held in North America

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current AAS members.

Details:

  • The grant is for organizing conferences on Korea and held in North America, including support for planning meetings for larger conferences funded from other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs and how precisely NEAC funds would be utilized, along with names and curriculum vitae of key personnel.

Link:

http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Korea