Fellow

  • ※ Application for this position in the fellowship program is not open for the latter half of year 2021.

    • 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 the 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.
    • Benefits
      • Research grant of up to KRW 18 million (3 million paid monthly for maximum 6 months until February 2022)
      • ※ 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 ICKS facilitates application for the BK Residence Halls at 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 SNU.
      • The term of appointment will be between 6 months and 1 year, and may begin from March 1, 2021 at the earliest.
      • ※ The fellowship period must begin on the first day of a month, in compliance with the appointment schedule of 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 a 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 Korea)
      • Application for this position is not open for the latter half of year 2021.
      • ※ For further information please contact us at icks@snu.ac.kr (tel. 82-2-880-9378)