Title Call for Applications: 2024 AKS Fellowship for Korean Studies
Date 2023-06-02 Views 1436
Event Period 2023-06-12 ~ 2023-07-28 Reception Period 2023-06-12 ~ 2023-07-28
Participation Method Online

The Academy of Korean Studies runs the ‘AKS Fellowship for Korean Studies’ program, aiming to offer international scholars the opportunity to conduct their research(or dissertation research) in Korea. Following the guidelines provided below, the AKS is currently accepting applications for its 2024 AKS Fellowship for Korean Studies program.



▣ Eligibility
Eligible applicants include foreign scholars from foreign universities, including individuals with Korean nationality with permanent residence status in foreign countries. These scholars should be engaged in research activities related to Korea in the humanities and social sciences and hold a Ph.D. degree. Additionally, Ph.D. candidates who have fulfilled all academic requirements except for their dissertation(i.e., ABD) from institutions outside Korea are also eligible to apply.
※ Individuals who have received an AKS fellowship within the past three years(based on application submission date) are

    not eligible for this program.
※ Applicants who are currently under disciplinary actions from the Korean government or other Korean government-

    affiliated institutes are also ineligible for this program.


▣ Fellowship Period
The fellowship should take place between January 1 st and December 31 st , 2024.

Applicants can apply for minimum two months to maximum six months 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 2024 budgetary guidelines of international airfare.
2. Monthly stipend: KRW 2,000,000
※ 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 Guesthouse charges


▣ Selection Process
All applications are reviewed by the screening committee. The criteria for the screening are as follows.


▣ Selection Criteria
1. The merit of the research plan and the feasibility of carrying out the proposed research at AKS
2. Possibility of contribution to the development of Korean studies
3. Etc (Research track records, possibility of joint teaching and researches with AKS professors & researchers)


▣ Required Documents
1. Application form
2. Curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s signature)
3. Certificate of Employment (Registration)
4. Extra documents for Ph.D. candidate
  (1) Certificate of Ph.D. course completion (or document that proves ABD status)
  (2) One reference letter from Ph.D. dissertation advisor

      (Reference Letter should be submitted by the advisor via e-mail fellowship@aks.ac.kr
  ※ 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 of Korean) must be attached.


▣ Submission Method: Online submission at the Academy of Korean Studies’ Website
  ※ Press the ‘Apply’ button below to submit online.
  ※ Please submit all the required documents online(hard copy will not be accepted).
  ※ Please refer to the ‘Online Application Manual’ for details.


▣ Application Period: June 12, 2023 (Mon.) 10:00AM ~ July 28, 2023 (Fri.) 5:00PM (Korea Standard Time)
  ※ Applications should submit the required documents(scan file) by online submission.
  ※ Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


▣ Result Notification: The result of your application will be notified individually in September, 2023.


▣ Obligations of Fellowship Recipients
1. Fellows are expected to present research results at AKS colloquium and submit their research paper

    (presentation paper) before the termination of their research period.
2. Fellows should inform AKS when the research results are published and should submit two original copies

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


▣ Others
1. Other institution’s fellowship can not be carried out double duty during the same period of AKS Fellowship.
2. Previous fellowship recipients who have rejected the fellowship due to their personal matters can get disadvantages

    when screening.


▣ Contact Information: Division of International Support for Korean Studies (fellowship@aks.ac.kr)
※ Please refer to the application guidelines and the attached files for detailed information regarding the application

    process. We cordially ask you to contact via email for inquiries.