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  • 2019 Support for Korean Studies e-Resources
  • 2018-07-03
  • Application Period 2018-07-12 00:00:00 ~ 2018-09-11 18:00:00
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Support for Korean Studies e-Resources

Program Outline


In response to the fast-growing significance of online resources for the advancement of Korea-related scholarship, the Korea Foundation offers a “Support for Korean Studies e-Resources” program. Under this program, the Foundation provides cost-sharing assistance to selected universities and libraries to reduce the costs of subscription/user fees required to access online Korean Studies resources so that these materials can be more readily available to Korea-related students, scholars, and relevant specialists.

Eligible Applicants

1. Libraries at four-year university institutions abroad that maintain a Korean Studies or Korean-language center, department, or program or an East Asian studies program.

2. University/college libraries or public libraries/institutions that provide services for Korea-related students, scholars, and relevant specialists who could benefit from broadened access to such online resources.

Program Support

1. The program extends support to recipient institutions equal to 50% of the subscription/user fees required to access Korean Studies e-resources.

The Foundation will determine the program support amount after evaluating the applicant’s circumstances in regard to the Evaluation Criteria below.

2. The maximum program support per library is up to US$5,000.

3. Program support is provided for a period of 12 months.

Program Schedule

1. Application Period: July 12 to September 11, 2018 (Deadline: September 11, 18:00 KST)

2. Notification of Results: December 2018

How to Apply

Application should be submitted via the KF Online Application System (

The actual subscription fee for each proposed DB resource must be indicated in the program application.

Evaluation Criteria

1.Scale of the applicant’s Korean studies program in terms of number of undergraduate & graduate students and faculty members

2. Extent of usage of Korean studies e-resources (number of resources used in previous year and etc.)

3. Equitable allocation of program support in terms of geographical region and individual institutions

Responsibilities of Recipient Institutions

An annual report, in accordance with the Foundation’s report form, must be completed and submitted within one month after the conclusion of the support period.

What is Korean Studies e-Resources?

Korean studies e-resources include online databases, e-journals, e-books, and related online resources maintained by public institutions and private parties. Examples of popular Korean studies databases include e-Korean studies consortium DB (e-book, Kyobo Books Scholar, Hakjisa Newnonmun, EERIS e-article, KSDC DB, KoreaA2Z, Korean History & Culture Research Database,  and Law n B Legal Information Service), Nurimedia DBpia/KRpia, KSI DB (KISS, KSI e-book, Chosun Ilbo, Dong-a Ilbo), and RISS International.


Contact Information

Korean Studies Department (

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