D. Kim Foundation Fellowships in the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. English is the official language of the Foundation. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers, and essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the Foundation support use English only.


The deadline for fellowship applications is December 1, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail in early February. The fellowship term is September 1 through August 31, but can be adjusted with permission from the Foundation. If a recipient receives another fellowship or grant, he/she must report it to the Foundation. The Foundation may adjust the amount of the fellowship award accordingly.

Post-doctoral Fellowship

One or two fellowships ($55,000 each) will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the previous five years. Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution; the host institution cannot be changed without permission from the Foundation.

Visiting Studentship

Candidates must be registered in a Masters or PhD program at a university or approved research institute in East Asia, working on topics relevant to the Foundation. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from an academic referee familiar with the candidate’s work, and the other from the host institution confirming that it is willing to host the candidate during the period of the studentship. A detailed plan of the work that the candidate intends to carry out at the host institution is required. All applications must be accompanied by a certificate of English-language proficiency from an internationally recognized test, such as TOFEL or IELTS. The Foundation will conduct either Skype or personal interviews for the final selection. The duration of fellowship is six to twelve months. The candidate selected must normally stay at the host institution during the whole of the studentship period. The amount of the studentship is up to US$45,000. The final amount will be decided later in accordance with the candidate’s specific circumstances.

Application date
1 Dec 2017
1 year
Asia Bangladesh Cambodia China Hong Kong Indonesia Japan Laos Macau Malaysia Myanmar North Korea Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Vietnam
Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 55.000