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[Fellowship] Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2008 for Australasia

  • Date Oct 16, 2007
Program Objective The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides promising and highly qualified recent Ph.D. recipients with the opportunity to conduct research at leading universities in the field of Korean studies so that they can further develop their scholarships as well as have their dissertations published as manus. Eligibility Foreign scholars who have received their Ph.D. degrees in a subject related to Korea but do not currently hold a regular faculty position. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degrees prior to the start of their fellowship research, but not more than five years earlier. Applicants should have permission from an accredited universities in Australasia to rewrite their doctoral dissertations. * Korean nationals are eligible to apply only if they have permanent residency status in another country. Fields of Project/Study/Research Humanities and social sciences such as: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, language and literature, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. Ineligibility The fellowship cannot be combined with other sources of support, including other fellowships and grants. Applicants shall notify the Foundation if they are receiving or will be receiving other sources of support, which may affect their requests for financial support from the Foundation. Applicants may not be the beneficiaries of more than one fellowship from the Korea Foundation with an identical project. For instance, projects assisted under the Postdoctoral Fellowship may not receive a Publication Subsidy. Grant/Fellowship Terms and Amount Stipend support for a period of up-to 12 months, of an amount to be determined on the basis of country, region and institution where the Fellow will conduct his/her research. Grant/Fellowship Period A 12-month period in accordance with the academic year of the affiliated institution Application Procedure Application Materials ◦ Application form (the Foundation's form) ◦ Copies of Institutional Affiliation Request Letters ◦ Curriculum Vitae Include academic degrees, disciplines, titles of theses or dissertations, dates degrees were received, record of employment and current position, previous grants and fellowships, and list of publications and research presentations. ◦ Three Letters of Reference To be sent directly to the Foundation from professors who are able to evaluate both the quality of the proposal and the applicant's qualifications for conducting postdoctoral research. (One of the letters of reference should be submitted by the applicant's dissertation supervisor.) * It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the three letters of reference are sent directly by the reference providers to the Foundation by the deadline (November 10th). ◦ Project Statement Summary of the proposed research and plans for the dissertation revision, 5 to 7 pages in length (single-spaced in the case of MS-Word format), which includes the following information:     ▪ Deion of proposed research and its objectives     ▪ Significance of the research in terms of disciplinary concerns as well as its relevance to Korean Studies; Deion of the research methods and materials     ▪ Current status of and progress realized on the research, and what is expected to be accomplished at the affiliated institution; Reasons why research at the proposed affiliation institution will be helpful     ▪ Publication plans for the revised dissertation, and an abstract, table of contents, outline by chapter, and a chapter sample of the dissertation. ◦ Certificate of Degree (copy) ◦ Graduate School Trans Application Preparation Instructions - All the application materials must be submitted in either English or Korean - Institutional Affiliation: ◦ One of the most critical requirements of this program is a formal affiliation with a university or research institution, other than the one from which the applicant has received his/her Ph.D., with a faculty and reference resources related to the applicant's research field. Thus, applicants must contact the eligible host institutions prior to the submission of his/her application and include the relevant documentation as part of the application package. ◦ Accredited universities with an established center for Korean Studies and/or Korean Studies programs overseas are regarded as eligible host institutions. The affiliated institution is requested to provide office space and access to its library/facilities/resources, in addition to making available relevant faculty/specialists for academic interaction. Application Submission Applications may be submitted to the Foundation by e-mail, except for the copies of institutional affiliation request letters, letters of reference, degree certificate and trans, which should be mailed. Selection schedule of Australasia's Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008 - Application Deadline: Nov. 10th - Notification date of result: by the end of December 2007 Obligations ◦ Fellows shall be in residence at the affiliated institution, and are requested to participate in the affiliated institution's Korea-related activities. ◦ Fellows shall revise their doctoral dissertations in the field of Korean Studies to produce a publishable manus. ◦ Fellows shall devote full-time effort to their fellowship study and revision of their doctoral dissertation during the term of their fellowship. However, they may undertake part-time teaching work (up to one course per semester/term) at the host institution if it does not interfere with their fellowship research. Please note: Applicants who wish to conduct independent on-site research in Korea with any formal institutional affiliation should apply to the Foundation's Fellowship for Field Research Program.

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