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  • 2019 Publication Support Program
  • 2018-06-27
  • Application Period 2018-07-12 00:00:00 ~ 2018-08-31 18:00:00
  • Registrant
  • Attached File :  No attached file.

2019 Publication Support Program


Program Outline


To promote a better understanding of Korea throughout the global community, Korea Foundation offers financial support for the publication of Korea-related books, in non-Korean languages, by publishers worldwide. The Publication Support Program for the year 2019 is outlined here for the reference of applicant publishers who are interested in applying for this assistance.


Eligible Applicants


Publishers in Korea and abroad

* Individual writers and translators are not eligible to apply for program assistance.

* Publishers can submit applications for a maximum of two (2) publications.


Eligible Publications


Newly written books in non-Korean languages

Translation of original works

* Translation of  Korean books into non-Korean language will be given priority.

* Publications in Korean langauge are not eligible.


Eligible Areas


Publications on Korea related to such areas as the humanities, social sciences, art and culture, written in languages other than Korean.


Ineligible Projects


1. Conference proceeding compilations, research papers, and essay collections

2. Periodicals, including special editions

3. Anthologies with more than one-half of the content being previously published articles/essays

4. Museum pamphlets and guidebooks

5. Translation/publication of literary works


Program Support



Project Items

Program Support

(Maximum per project)


Portion of the publication costs (composition, paper, printing, binding)

Domestic publishers: KRW10,000,000

Overseas publishers: USD10,000


Portion of publication costs and translation fees

Domestic publishers: KRW20,000,000

Overseas publishers: USD20,000

Writer’s remuneration, copyright fees, and proofreading fees are not eligible for program support. For translations, copyright arrangements need to be finalized at the time of application.


Program Schedule


1. Application period: July 12, 2018 to August 31, 2018 (18:00, KST)

2. Notification of support approval: December 2018

3. Support period: From January to December of 2019

The projects approved for program assistance should be published within 12 months after receipt of the support approval. The program support will be remitted to the publisher after completion of the publication project.


Required Documents


1. Completed Application form

Applicant institution information

Project proposal (download KF form, complete the form, and upload file)

Project budget

2. Resume of author/translator for translation works (Download KF form, complete the form, and upload file)

3. English summary of the manuscript (three to five pages, free format)

4-A. In case of newly written works

① Recommendation letter of manuscript from 2 experts - Free form (including expert's brief resume)

② A file copy of the "completed manuscript" should be uploaded.

※ If your file is larger than 10MB, please split the file in less than 10MB files and upload them.

4-B. In case of translation works

① A file copy of the "completed translation" should be uploaded.

※ If your file is larger than 10MB, please split the file in less than 10MB files and upload them.

② A hard copy of the "original" book should be sent by postal mail to the Foundation.

The hard copy with the postmark dated on August 31, 2018 will be accepted.

※ Postal Address:

Mr. Sangil Im

Arts and Culture Department

The Korea Foundation

55 Sinjung-ro, Seogwipo-si,

Jeju-do 63565

Republic of Korea 


How to Apply


Application should be submitted via the KF Online Application System (


Evaluation Criteria


1. Usefulness of the publication

2. Significance of the publication

3. Quality of the manuscript

4. Ability of publisher

5. Appropriateness of the budget


Obligations of Support Recipients


1. Acknowledgment of Korea Foundation’s program support as part of the book’s acknowledgement section

2. Provide KF with 10 complimentary copies of the publication and submission of “Completion of Publication Project” report to KF (the report form will be provided to approved support recipients)

3. Offer KF a price discount of at least 30 percent, should KF request the purchase of additional copies of the publication

4. Provide information about the sales and distribution of the publication to KF, upon request



Arts and Culture Department

The Korea Foundation

55 Sinjung-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do 63565, Republic of Korea



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