The Korea Foundation supports theestablishment of professorships in the field of Korean studies and Koreanlanguage to universities abroad equipped with a certain level of groundworknecessary for Korean studies and have future growth potential.
Under this program, the KF funds theestablishment and operation of two types of professorships: (1) tenure track position,in which the recipient university agrees to permanently maintain the positionfrom its own resources after the termination of the KF’s support, and (2) endowedchair position, in which the recipient university operates a permanentprofessorship with the KF through a jointly created endowment fund.
The KF provides partial funds touniversities abroad seeking to hire contract faculty members (non-tenuretrack) with the goal of creating or expanding their Korean studies or Koreanlanguage program.
The Korea Foundation selects and sendsvisiting professors from Korea to overseas universities that wish to open orexpand regular Korean studies and/or Korean language courses, but areexperiencing difficulty in staffing the faculty team with suitablecandidates.
|Professorship Support||Teaching Staff EmploymentSupport||Dispatch of Visiting Professors|
|Eligibility||Overseas universities that wishto newly establish professorships of Korean language and/or studies||Overseas universities that areoperating or plan to operate education and research programs for Koreanstudies and/or Korean language programs|
|Programs||Korean language and Koreanstudies courses (humanities and social sciences)|
|Areas||Tenure Track Positions,
Endowed Chair Positions
|Fraction of instructors'salaries according to the salary level of universities (housing, payment forassistant/secretary, hiring/administration expenses, and indirect expensesare not supported)||(For visiting professors)
Travel expenses, round trip flights (economy, 1 round trip), travelinsurance, etc.
|Period||3 to 5 years||1 year||1 to 2 years|
|Apply||Applications should besubmitted via the KF Online Application System (http://apply.kf.or.kr).
For more information, pleaserefer to the program announcement of the corresponding year.