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

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( 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 (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