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Graduate Studies Fellowship for Foreign Students in Korea

  • Date Dec 08, 2005
Graduate Studies Fellowship for Foreign Students in Korea ◇ Program Objective This program is designed to foster a young generation of Korean Studies researchers from regions, where domestic Korean Studies programs are not yet well developed, and where study/research in Korea is desirable (researchers from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America will be given priority). To achieve this goal, the program assists graduate students who are majoring in Korean Studies with scholarships for their coursework and/or research. ◇ Eligibility Applicants must be M.A. or Ph.D. candidates majoring in Korean Studies enrolled at one of Korea’s universities. Or they must have a certificate of admission from a Korean university. In any case, they must be in uninterrupted residence in Korea (as this fellowship does not support overseas research). Applicants will be expected to show sufficient ability to use Korean-language resources in their study and research. This ability should be stipulated in the applicant's cover letter, and in addition, one (of three) required letters of recommendation must be a language reference from an adviser or language instructor attesting to the student's language ability. ◇ Field of Project/Study/Research Korea-related coursework and research in the humanities and social sciences, culture and arts, and comparative research related to Korea. Specifically, majors in the following will be given priority: - Korean Studies - Korean Language (Korean Language & Linguistics, Korean Literature,Korean Language Education) - Korean History (Korean History, Comparative History including Korea) - Other humanities and social sciences major directly related to Korea ◇ Ineligibility - Natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering fields are not eligible. - Students who are enrolled in Law School, MBA, or Theology courses are not eligible. - Students who are receiving a Korean government scholarship and any scholarship from other institutions are not eligible. - Students who are receiving support from other programs administered by the Foundation, such as the Korea Foundation Fellowships for Field Research or Korean Language Training, are not eligible for concurrent support under this program. ◇ Fellowship Terms and Amount Fellowship amounts will be the tuition of the graduate school at which each awardee is enrolled. (A Ph.D. candidate who is writing his/her dissertation will be endowed with \2,000,000 per semester for tuition and research expenses.) ◇ Grant/Fellowship Period Fellowships are for one academic year only. Fellowship recipients may reapply in succeeding years for further support; however, they will be judged competitively against that year's pool of applicants. Maximum fellowship period will be two years. However, those who are in a doctoral course may apply for one-year extension for his/her dissertation writing. ◇ Application Procedure 0 Application Materials - Application form (the Foundation’s form) - Narrative proposal of at least 3 pages, outlining research interests and academic progress of the applicant - Grade tran of coursework at current institution - Copy of previous degree or diploma - Grade tran of undergraduate course or master’s course - Letter of approval by the applicant's supervisor at his/her current institution (the Foundation’s form). A supervisor may not write the letters of approval for more than two students at a time. - Three Letters of Reference: One must be from someone able to attest to the applicant's language ability. 0 Send a completed application to: Fellowship Program Department, Korea Foundation 10th floor, Diplomatic C/T Bldg. 1376-1, Seocho 2 dong, Seocho-gu Seoul, 137-863 (Fax or email applications will not be considered.) 0 Application Deadline: January 31, 2006 ○ Obligation of the recipients - Submission of Report (the Foundation's form) Fellowship recipients are required to submit a report on their academic/research activities within one month after the conclusion of each semester. - Participation in the Foundation activities such as field trips and official ceremonies for fellows - Notice of any changes in recipient's school register status - Submission of tuition receipt for every semester - Advance notice of any plan for travel/research abroad, for any purpose whatsoever, during the fellowship term - Reporting of career/academic development to the Foundation for three years after the fellowship ◇ Please note: 0 Program Administration The program will be administered by the Foundation with the support of the Review Committee and abide by scholarship procedures and regulations. For inquiries concerning the application procedure, please email to scholar@kf.or.kr.

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