• Eligibility
    • Any Korean Studies researcher who is a full-time faculty member at a non-Korean university, OR
      post-doctoral researcher from a non-Korean university who is working on topics related to Korean Studies (preferably using the Kyujanggak Archive materials)
    • ※ A minimum of six-month residence at Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (KIKS) is required.
    • ※ Former Kyujanggak Fellows (including Fellow A & B) are not eligible to apply.
    • ※ Citizens or permanent residents of non-Korean countries are given preference in selection.
    • ※ Korean citizens returning to Korea with a Ph.D. degree from an overseas university without affiliation with overseas research institutions are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities from National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea. Designating the KIKS as your institution of research affiliation for the NRF funding application requires a prior consultation with the KIKS. See the NRF funding offers below.
  • Benefits
    • Research grant up to KRW 18 million (3 million paid monthly for maximum 6 months until February 2023)
    • ※ Grants, stipends or other forms of payment from other institutions during the fellowship are not permitted.
    • Eligibility for on-campus housing
    • ※ All housing-related expenses are the applicant’s responsibility. The International center for Korea Studies (ICKS) facilitates application for the BK Residence Halls at Seoul National University (SNU). Placement is not guaranteed.
    • ※ If you or your spouse own real estate in Seoul, you are not eligible to apply.
    • ※ Only your legal spouse and child(ren) are permitted to reside with you in the BK Residence Halls.
    • Round-trip airfare (for economy class tickets only)
    • ※ The itinerary of the tickets must closely approximate the fellowship period.
    • ※ The upper limit of reimbursement varies depending on the travel zone (KRW 1 million for Asia, 1.5 million for non-Asia), and is subject to negotiation with the ICKS.
    • ※ Tickets purchsed with mileage points cannot be reimbursed.
    • Access to libraries
    • Research space
    • Administrative support (※ Insurance is the applicant's responsibility.)
  • Position & Period of Appointment
    • Kyujanggak fellows will be appointed as visiting researchers of the SNU.
    • The term of appointment will be between 6 months and 1 year, and may begin from March 1, 2022 at the earliest.
    • ※ The fellowship period must begin on the first day of a month, in compliance with the appointment schedule of the SNU.
    • ※ Upon being selected, fellows must confirm their fellowship period to the ICKS and set their dates of entry to and exit from Korea.
    • ※ The fellowship appointment may be cancelled if a fellow disregards his/her confirmed fellowship schedule by adjusting it arbitrarily without prior consultation with the ICKS.
    • ※ The term of appointment can be extended, upon application and review by the KIKS committee, once for up to 12 months without extension of grant.
  • Obligations
    • Presentation: one presentation of research findings at the Kyujanggak colloquium every six months
    • Journal submission: one submission of a research article to the Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (SCOPUS & ESCI-indexed), published by the KIKS, within a month of the conclusion of fellowship
    • Report on research results: one 10-page written report on the outcome of the fellowship research within a month from the conclusion of the fellowship
    • Acknowledgement of support: citing the affiliation with the KIKS when publishing any work done during the fellowship period, and providing the ICKS with a printed copy of such publication
    • Participation in events: active participation in academic events such as symposia, colloquia, book talks, and workshops hosted by the KIKS, and full cooperation in ICKS affairs (upon request and limited to 5% of the fellowship period)
    • Residency requirement: The total length of stay outside Korea during the fellowship period may not exceed 30 days. A pre-departure consultation with the ICKS about the destination, duration, and purpose of stay outside Korea is required.
  • Application Procedure
    • How to apply:
      ① Submit an online application form through the ICKS website within the application period
      ② Have your letters of recommendation sent to the ICKS either by email or by post within the application period
    • Documents required for application:
      ① Cover letter (approx. 2 pages)
      ② Curriculum vitae
      ③ Research proposal (approx. 5 A4 pages; research topic and methods must be specified)
      ④ Sample research (2 pieces)
      ⑤ Letters of recommendation (from 2 recommenders)
    • ※ If using email, the recommenders must send the letters to the ICKS(icks@snu.ac.kr). If using postal mail, the recommenders must seal the envelops with their signatures and send the letters to the ICKS (#451 Bldg.103 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 Republic of Korea)
    • Application due date: November 30, 2021 24:00(Korean Time, GMT+9)
    • Announcement of result: by December 15, 2021 via email
    • ※ For further information please contact us at icks@snu.ac.kr (tel. 82-2-880-9378)

  • NRF funding offers in Humanities and Social Sciences of 2021 (for reference)
  • Academic Research Professors Part-Time Lecturer Researchers
    support amount KRW 40 million/year
    (incl. institution subsidy of 1 million)
    KRW 14 million/year
    (incl. institution subsidy of 1 million)
    support period up to 5 years 1 year
    requirements for entry ① Ph.D. degree
    ② upper age limit of 60
    ③ min. 3 publications in past 5 years (past 8 years if maternity leave taken in past 5 years)
    ④ Korean nationality and residency in Korea
    ① postgraduate (M.A. or higher) degree
    ② upper age limit of 64
    ③ min. 1 publication in past 5 years (past 8 years if maternity leave taken in past 5 years)
    ④ Korean nationality and residency in Korea
    research begins on July 1, 2021 September 1, 2021
    entry process notice: January 2021
    entry: March 2021
    selection: April-June 2021
    notice: January 2021
    entry: February-March 2021
    selection: March-June 2021
    scale of support 313 new projects 2,000 new projects
    evaluation of research results submission of a publication within 1 year from end of research period, OR
    evaluation of report 1 year after end of research period
    submission of a publication within 2 years from end of research period, OR
    evaluation of report 2 years after end of research period
    link to NFR info. page https://www.nrf.re.kr/biz/info/info/view?menu_no=378&biz_no=427 https://www.nrf.re.kr/biz/info/info/view?menu_no=378&biz_no=433