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  • 2018 Fellowship for Field Research
  • 2017-06-12

2018 Fellowship for Field Research

 

 

Program Outline

 

 

For the purpose of promoting overseas research in Korean studies, the Korea Foundation offers program support for the Fellowship for Field Research to provide eminent overseas Korean studies scholars and experts in relevant fields with the opportunity to conduct onsite field research in Korea and access relevant resource materials. 

Eligible Applicants

 

 

Overseas researchers of comparative/case studies in Korean studies or Korea-related areas in the field of humanities or social sciences who fall under one of the following criteria:

A

Doctoral candidates who have completed their requisite coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation

B-1

Lecturers or researchers with less than ten years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute

(PhD degree holders only)

B-2

Lecturers or researchers with at least five years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute

(non-PhD degree holders only)

C

Assistant professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with over 10 and less than 20 years of career experience

(PhD degree holders only)

D

Associate/full professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with over 20 years of career experience

(PhD degree holders only)

Number of Selected Fellows

 

 

Approx. 30 per year

Terms and Details of Program Support

 

 

Type

Obligation

Monthly Stipend

Miscellaneous Support

Type A

Submission of PhD dissertation

KRW 2,000,000

① Economy-class

     round-trip airfare

     to Korea

 

② Travel insurance

    coverage

 

③ Initial settlement

    support (one-time

    payment): 

    KRW 1,000,000 for

    tenured associate

    professors;

    KRW 1,500,000 for

    tenured full

    professors

Type B

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 2 years after the fellowship period) or a monograph (within 3 years after the fellowship period).

KRW 2,300,000

Type C

(PhD holders only)

KRW 2,600,000

Type D

(PhD holders only)

KRW 3,000,000

Fellowship Period

 

 

The field research period should take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

Duration: 1 month (minimum) to 12 months (maximum)

The length of the fellowship period is to be determined by the applicant.

      However, it may be adjusted according to the review by the KF reviewing

      committee. The start date of the fellowship period should be no later

      than November 30, 2018.

Program Schedule

 

 

   Application Period: July 1 to August 31, 2017

   Notification of Results: December 2017

      Notification date is subject to change without prior notice

Required Documents

 

 

Applicant Type

Documents to be Submitted

Type A, B

1. Application form (Download available at the KF Application Portal)

2. Curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s signature)

3. Research proposal (free format, 5-10 pages)

4. Proposal for cooperative research with a Korean scholar

5. Two letters of reference

①   Head of the applicant’s institution (university president, dean,

           department chair, institute director, etc.)

②   Dissertation supervisor in applicant’s country of 

           residence (only for PhD candidates)

6. Evidence of current employment or enrollment  (official letter/certificate)

7. Graduate school (MA & PhD) transcripts

8. Copy of the most recently obtained academic degree

9. Certificate of coursework completion

Type C, D

1. Application form (Download available at the KF Application Portal)

2. Curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s signature)

3. Research proposal (free format, 5-10 pages)

4. Proposal for cooperative research with a Korean scholar

5. Two letters of reference

① Head official of the applicant’s institution (university

         president, dean, department chair, institute director)

② An individual capable of evaluating the applicant’s 

        lecture/research proposal (expert or professor of

       applicant’s country of residence)

6. Copy of the most recently obtained academic degree

7. Evidence of current employment (official letter/certificate)

 

How to Apply

 

 

Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System

(http://apply.kf.or.kr)

Obligations

of Fellows

 

 

 1. All fellows are required to submit a final report on their research (in thesis

    format) in accordance with the KF standard report form before the

    conclusion of the fellowship period, and an outcome of field research in

    Korea as follows:

 ① PhD candidates(A): PhD dissertation must be completed and PhD degree

        must be obtained within 2 years after the fellowship period.

 ② Professors, Lecturers, Researchers(B, C, D): 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 2 years after the fellowship period) or a monograph

           (within 3 years after the fellowship period).

   The Korea Foundation will monitor research progress annually for three

          years following the conclusion of the fellowship period.

         Fellows who do not fulfill their responsibilities will not be eligible for

         future support from the Korea Foundation.

 Provision of incentive

    - For publication of an article in an A&HCI/SSCI journal within one year after

       the conclusion of the fellowship period → USD 1,000

    - For publication of a monograph within three years year after the

      conclusion of the fellowship period→ USD 2,000.

Important Reminders on Fellowship

 

 

  1. Applicants must be able to conduct their research in Korean or English.

    2. For Korean nationals, only those who have acquired permanent residency

         status in a foreign country are eligible to apply.

    3. Individuals under the following circumstances are not eligible for

        consideration:

       ① Those who major/majored in natural sciences, medicine, or engineering

       ② Those who currently study or conduct research in Korea

       ③ Those who seek to improve their Korean language ability or to become a regular student

               at a university in Korea

       ④ Those who received KF Field Research Fellowship support or research

               grants from other Korean institutions within the past three years

  4. The fellowship period approved by the KF may differ from the applicant’s proposed schedule.

  5. Accommodations and research facilities should be arranged by fellows

       in cooperation with their affiliated research institute.

      ( KF does not provide any accommodation.)

  6. Fellows must have completed literature review in their home countries and begun writing

       the thesis after coming to Korea for the fellowship period.

  7. Fellows may not receive concurrent support from another organization

       during the fellowship period. Should it become known that a fellow

       is receiving concurrent support, the Korea Foundation’s support will be cancelled immediately. 

Further Inquiries

 

 

KF Help Desk

     E-mail: helpdesk@kf.or.kr

                       djson@kf.or.kr

     Telephone: +82-2-2151-6561

* For questions regarding the online application system, please select ‘Help Desk’ from the top menu on the KF Online Application System or contact helpdesk@kf.or.kr.

         

 

Posted on July 1, 2017

 



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