Overseas Research Grant

Overseas Research Grant for SNU Graduate Students (2022)

Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies is offering a research grant for graduate students of Seoul National University in the field of Korean studies in order to support their efforts to broaden their horizons as well as to promote academic exchanges among new generations of Korean studies researchers.

※ The Korean language text shall prevail over any other language version thereof.
  • Eligibility
    • Graduate student registered at Seoul National University who conducts a research in Korean studies outside Korea, investigates research trends of overseas Koreanists, or collect overseas source materials for Korean studies related to their PhD dissertation
  • Benefits
    • Grant period: 6 months (between March 2022 and February 2023)
    • Grant: monthly stipends approximately 1,000,000 KRW to 2,000,000 KRW for 6 months
    • ※ The size of grant will be determined based on the regional division chart in the SNU guidelines for travel cost estimation.
    • (Tentative) Asia 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 KRW / Middle East and Africa 1,000,000 - 2,000,000 KRW / America, Europe and Oceania 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 KRW
    • ※ Early termination of research requires the submission of a written statement of reasons for early termination and the return of the grant received for the remaining period. The statement of reasons must be confirmed by the grantee's academic advisor.
  • Research Methods and Submission of Documents
    • The applicant must research with the abroad institution or professor under the supervision of an SNU faculty.
    • The applicant must stay at the proposed research country.
    • The applicant must arrange the specific details of his/her research abroad.
    • ※ Any language-learning activities will not be accepted as a part of research abroad.
    • The grantee must submit the following documents to Kyujanggak.
      Report of research start (Form 3)
      Interim Progress Report of research (Form 4)
      Final Report of research (Form 5)
  • How to apply
    • Please send all relevant documents by email to icks@snu.ac.kr
    • Required documents for application: (Forms are available here)
      Application for Overseas Research Grant for SNU Grad Students (Form 1)
      Cover letter
      Research proposal
      Application Agreement (Form 2)
      Certificate of enrollment in a Ph.D. degree program (or certificate of completion of a Ph.D. degree program)
      Certificate of Foreign Language Capacity (English or the language of the proposed research country)
      Letter of recommendation from the academic advisor
    • ※ The reference letter must include the reasons why a research abroad is necessary for the applicant's project.
  • Application timeline
    • Accepting applications: November 15, 2021 ~ December 17, 2021 24:00
    • Announcement of result: December 27, 2021 (individually by email)
    • ※ The announcement time is subject to change.
  • For more information, please contact the International Center for Korean Studies(02-880-9378 / icks@snu.ac.kr)