Notice
Kyujanggak Colloquium No.111

Topic: The 'Thread of Juche' Vinalon                          *Pre-registration Link*
Presenter: Eunsung Cho (Columbia University) 
Moderator: Jongtae Lim (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)            
Discussants: Sang-Hyun Kim (Hanyang Univ.), Hyungsub Choi (Seoul Tech)
Time: Tuesday December 8, 2020 10AM          Venue: the KIKS Auditorium

Notice
2021 Kyujanggak Fellowship Application is Open!
Positions: Fellow/ Junior Fellow/ Visiting Scholar/ Visiting Student                                  Archive Travel Grant/ Overseas Publishing Grant
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 9AM (KST) 
                                       (Dec. 5 midnight for Overseas Publishing Grant only)
Announcement of Result: by December 15, 2020     * Online Application*

Junior Fellow

  • Eligibility
    • Any Ph.D. degree candidate at non-Korean university with a research focus on Korean studies (preferably using the Kyujanggak Archive materials)
    • ※ A minimum of six-month residence at the KIKS is required.
    • ※ Former Kyujanggak junior fellows are not eligible to apply.
    • ※ Citizens or permanent residents of non-Korean countries are given preference in selection.
    • ※ Korean citizens enrolled in a Ph.D. degree program at an overseas university are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities from the National Research Foundation. See the NRF funding offers below.
  • Benefits
    • Research grant of up to KRW 9 million (1.5 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.
    • Access to libraries
    • Research space
    • Administrative support (Insurance is the applicant’s responsibility)
  • Position & Period of Appointment
    • Kyujanggak junior fellows will be appointed special researchers of the KIKS.
    • The term of appointment will be between 6 months and 1 year, and may begin from March 1, 2021 at the earliest.
    • ※ Upon being selected, junior 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 junior 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 KIKS every six months
    • 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.
    • ※ Submission of a research article to the Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (SCOPUS & ESCI-indexed), published by the KIKS, is strongly encouraged.
  • 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 curriculum vitae
      ② outline of thesis proposal (approx. 5 A4 pages; research topic and methods must be specified)
      ③ sample research (approx. 10 A4 pages)
      ④ 2 letters of recommendation (one from the applicant’s current academic supervisor, the other from an SNU faculty member who will supervise the fellowship research)
    • ※ 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 due date: November 30, 2020 Monday Monday 9AM(KST, GMT+9)
    • Announcement of result: by December 15, 2020, 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 2020 (for reference)
  • Academic Research Professors Domestic Training of Post-Doctoral Researchers Part-Time Lecturer Researchers
    support amount KRW 40 million/year
    (incl. institution subsidy of 1 million)
    KRW 34 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 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)
    ① Ph.D. degree obtained in past 5 years
    ② min. 2 publications in past 5 years
    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)
    research begins on July 1, 2020 July 1, 2020 September 1, 2020
    entry process notice: March
    entry: early April
    selection: April~June
    support begins in July
    notice: January
    entry: February
    selection: March~May
    support begins in July
    notice: March
    entry: May
    selection: June~August
    support begins in September
    scale of support 300 new projects 80 new projects
    97 continuing projects
    3,000 new projects
    (800 lecturers, 2,200 non-lecturers)
    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
    submission of a publication within 2 years from end of research period, OR
    evaluation of report 2 years after end of research period