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Other Scholarships and Grants

Primary Sponsor: Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies

Deadline: October 1 for consideration for fall/winter awards; February 1 for consideration for spring/summer award

The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers a grant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America, to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines. Grants are available in the following categories.

  • Research Travel: North America Awards of up to $1,000, including a maximum of $100 for daily expenses, are available to scholars who are engaged in research on Korea and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada. Primarily intended to support post-doctoral research. Pre-doctoral dissertation research will be considered.

  • Short-term Research Travel to Korea: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to cover travel, research, and subsistence expenses on trips to Korea for projects explicitly related to Korean studies that can be accomplished in a relatively short period. These grants are intended for use by scholars who are already familiar with Korea and with their topic, but who need time in Korea in order to complete their work.

  • Research Assistance: Small grants are available for a variety of scholarly needs that are not covered by other funding sources, such as research assistance and manuscript typing. These are very small grants of up to $500, intended to meet a broad range of small-scale research needs to which smaller academic institutions and outside funding agencies are not responsive.

  • Workshops and Conferences: Partial support for organizing conferences on Korea, including support for planning meetings for larger conferences funded from other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs, along with names and curriculum vitae of key personnel.

  • Projects that Enhance Korean Studies Teaching: A flexible category of support for planning, workshops, and materials related to teaching about Korea or integrating Korean Studies topics in broader categories of instruction. Awards normally will not exceed $1,000 and are intended to assist in the development of larger projects.

  • Grants to Teachers for Instructional Materials: Small awards to teachers and scholars who need to purchase instructional materials such as videos and CD-ROMs to enhance Korea-related classroom instruction. The grants are intended to assist faculty at small institutions who would otherwise be unable to obtain audio-visual materials for their Korea-related courses. Applications must specify the course or project in which the materials will be used, the estimated number of students, and the exact title, price, and source of the materials to be purchased.

  • Korea Related Speakers and Panels: Awards intended to enable papers on Korean Studies to be presented at non-Asia related disciplinary conferences. The grants of up to $1,500 are especially meant for panel organizers to be able to invite colleagues from Korea to participate in panels at the meetings.

All applicants must submit their application on the newly revised application form. Inquiries and requests for application forms should be addressed to:

NEAC Korea Grants
Association for Asian Studies
1021 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tel: (734) 665-2490

Applications for all programs must include the applicant's curriculum vitae and must arrive (not be postmarked) by February 1 for the spring awards and October 1 for the fall awards.

To access a NEAC application form see: http://www.aasianst.org/grants/neac.htm

East-West Center Scholarships support graduate-level study. Scholarships are granted on an annual basis, and may be renewed for a second year. Applications for the following academic year are usually available in September. For more information, contact:

Burns Hall 2066
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601

Fulbright Grants for advanced graduate students (U.S. citizens) are available to support study, research, and professional training abroad. For more information, contact:

Ms. Patti Borsch
Fulbright Program Advisor
Graduate Division
Fellowships and Grants

Spalding 354D
(808) 956-8113

The Korea Foundation offers several programs to support graduate study and research in Korean studies. Complete descriptions of these opportunities and information about qualification for awards, deadlines, and application procedures can be found on the Korean Foundation Web site: http://www.kf.or.kr; click on programs/fellowships.

The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies is designed to assist talented graduate students in Korean studies with scholarships for coursework and research in the humanities and social sciences, culture and the arts, and comparative research related to Korea. For additional information about these grants, which are administered through the Committee on Korean Studies of the Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies; see: http://www.aasianst.org/grants/main.htm#AAS/KOREA. Due: January 31, 2008.

Fellowships for Korean Language Training provide support for graduate students majoring or minoring in Korea-related subjects for master's or doctoral degrees; faculty members and researchers engaged in teaching or research activities at universities or research institutes; and professionals in cultural/artistic professions related to Korea (such as museum curators, librarians, and government officials involved in Korean affairs). Applications must have a basic knowledge of and ability to communicate in the Korean language. Due: July 31 of every year.

Fellowships for Field Research support Korea-related research in the humanities, social sciences, culture and arts, and comparative research related to Korea (those in the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering are not eligible). Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements except their dissertations and to university professors and lecturers and professional researchers who are currently engaged in Korea-related research or courses at universities or research institutes. Applicants with a specific research purpose such as the writing of a dissertation or publication of a book are preferred. Due: July 31 of every year.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available to non-Korean scholars who have received the Ph.D. in a subject related to Korea within five years of their application but do not hold a regular faculty position. Awards are limited to those in the social sciences and humanities. Due: January 31 of every year.

Advanced Research Grants are intended for Korean studies scholars with a doctorate in a subject related to Korea and who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research. Awards are made only in the humanities and social sciences. Due: January 31 of every year.