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  • Support for Employment of Contract Faculty Member 2019
  • 2018-07-05
  • Application Period 2018-07-12 00:00:00 ~ 2018-09-11 18:00:00
  • Registrant
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Support for Employment of Contract Faculty Member


Program Outline


The Korea Foundation provides financial support to universities abroad seeking to hire new contract faculty members (non-tenure track) with the goal of creating or expanding their Korean language or Korean studies program.

Eligible Applicants


Universities abroad which currently operate or plan to launch an educational/research program in Korean language or Korean studies

Eligible Areas


Korean studies (humanities or social sciences), Korean language

Details of Support


The Foundation provides partial funding for the salary and compensation of a new faculty member in accordance with the existing professor salary table of the recipient university.

Housing expenses, salaries/compensation for assistants or secretaries, recruitment expenses, administrative expenses and other indirect or overhead expenses are not covered by this grant.

The support for the existing faculty member is not applicable for this program.

Grant Period


One Year

Program Schedule


1. Application Period: July 12 to September 11, 2017

    (※Deadline: September 11, 18:00 noon KST)

2. Notification of Results: December 2018

3. The grant period starts in the following academic year.


Required Documents


1. Online application

2. Supplementary materials (to be uploaded with the online application)

     Curriculum for Korean language/Korean studies program (if applicable)

     Curriculum vitae of the project director

     Curriculum vitae of the contract faculty member to be hired (only if the university

           has a specific candidate in mind at the time of application)

     Information about the university's salary scale for contract faculty members

How to Apply


All required documents must be submitted in Korean or English via the KF Online Application System (


Evaluation Criteria


1. Is the plan well-organized enough to achieve its stated objective? Is the applicant institution committed to fostering the development of the Korean studies or Korean language program? Does the applicant institution have a long-term plan for enhancing education/research on Korean studies or Korean language at the university?

2. Considering the applicant institution's reputation and its prior accomplishments/experience in the field of Korean studies, how adequate is the applicant institution's ability to implement the program?

3. Is the expected outcome or goal feasible?

4. How sound and specifically-written is the budget plan? Is there a matching fund effort for the program?


Important Reminders


1. Notification of Changes to the Project: An applicant institution must notify the Foundation of any changes, including postponement and/or cancellation, on the project plan submitted at the time of application.

2. Revision of the Project Plan: The Foundation, when deemed necessary, may request an applicant institution to revise or supplement its project plan.

3. Disbursement of the grant: Before grant funds are made available to the selected applicant, the Foundation and the recipient institution enter into a grant agreement whose details, including the details of the project and the budget, are determined through mutual discussion.

4. Submission of Report: Recipient institutions are required to submit a final project report to the Foundation within one month from the last day of the last semester during grant period. (The KF report form will be provided) The report must be accompanied by an accounting report drafted and signed by the recipient institution's accounting officer.



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