• Eligibility
    • Any post-doctoral researcher who is invited by the International Scholar Exchange Fellowship(ISEF) Program of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies(KFAS)/ Chey Institute for Advanced Studies(CIAS)
  • Benefits
    • Eligibility for on-campus housing
    • ※ All housing-related expenses are the applicant’s responsibility. The International Center for Korean 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.
    • Access to libraries
    • Research space
    • Administrative support
  • Position & Period of Appointment
    • KFAS-Kyujanggak Fellows will be appointed as Visiting Researchers of the SNU.
    • The term of appointment will be maximum one year.
    • ※ 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.
  • Obligations
    • Presentation: one presentation of research findings at the Kyujanggak colloquium during fellowship period
    • 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 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (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.
  • Selection Procedure
    • Eligibility, application requirements, eligible countries, volume of recruitment, etc. follows the ISEF program.
    • The KFAS-Kyujanggak fellows are selected by a selection committee of the KIKS among the fellowship laureates of the ISEF program.
    • ※ The KFAS-Kyujanggak Fellowship does not accept online application. The ISEF laureates who wish to be affiliated with the KIKS during their research visit to Korea need to express their wish to the ISEF program(Email isef@chey.org Tel. +82-2-6310-7800).
  • Required Documents for SNU Appointment
    • CV with a color photo on it (附有彩色照片的简历)
    • Copy of Passport (护照复印件)
    • Certificate of the Latest/Highest Academic Degree (授予的最高学历证书)
    • Certificate of Current Employment (就业证书)
    • Certificate of Career Experience (职业经验证书)
    • Letter of Consent for Joint Appointment (双中任命同意书)
    • Pledge (誓约书)
    • Agreement to the Collection of Personal Information (收集个人信息的同意书)
    • Residency Application for the BK Hall (BK生活馆的居住申请)
    • [For applicants with accompanying family only] Marriage Certificate, Certificate of Family Relation, and Copy of Each Family Member’s Passport (仅针对有随行家属的申请人: 结婚证, 家庭关系证明, 随行家属的护照复印件)

  • NRF funding offers in Humanities and Social Sciences of 2023
Academic Research Professors Part-Time Lecturer Researchers
support amount KRW 39 million/year
(incl. institution subsidy of 1 million)
KRW 13 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 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 & residency in Korea
⑤ Unemployed
research begins on June 1, 2023. September 1, 2023
entry process notice: February 2023
entry: March 2023
selection: March ~ May 2023
notice and entry: February 2023
selection: March ~ June 2023
scale of support 1,301 new and ongoing projects 2,150 new projects
evaluation of research results submission of a publication within 2 year from end of research period, and evaluation of report 6 months after end of research period submission of a publication within 2 years from end of research period, and evaluation of report 6 months after end of research period
link to NRF info 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