KF Fellowship For Postdoctoral Research in Korean Studies┋European Region
The KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research is designed to support the full-time research of rising scholars who have recently earned a PhD of a Korea-related topic at a university or research organization located in the European region.
Rising scholars with a recent PhD in the humanities, social sciences, arts or culture on a Korea-related topic must fulfill the following criteria:
- Has citizenship or permanent residency status in a country outside Korea
- Has not been awarded a position at a university equivalent or exceeding that of a full-time lecturer or be designated as a senior researcher of a research institution
- Has obtained a PhD degree within the past five years
- A PhD candidate who is scheduled to receive a PhD degree by August 31, 2017
All aspects of academic research including the editing of one’s doctoral dissertation for publication
Research stipend (will be determined based on actual costs)
Important Reminders on Application Process
Fellowship recipients receiving research stipends under this program must conduct research at a major overseas university in the European region offering a Korean Studies program and having a Korean Studies faculty and library collection (excluding the university from which the fellow obtained his/her PhD degree).
Fellowship recipients may not conduct research at the university from which he or she obtained his or her PhD degree.
Fellowship recipients may not hold concurrent fellowships from either the Foundation or any other third-party institution. Please be aware that if you receive any other scholarship from the third-party institution, the Foundation will cease the support and request to reimburse the grant to the Foundation.
Fellowship recipients must enroll in the applied program in the semester indicated on the application. Admission may not be deferred to the following year.
Fellowship recipients may receive the KF postdoctoral fellowship only once. Those who have already received the fellowship may not reapply.
Responsibilities of Fellowship Recipients
Fellowship recipients must devote the fellowship period entirely to their research. They are, however, permitted to teach at the affiliated institution to the extent that teaching activities do not interfere with the progress of their research (limit of 1 course per term).
Participation in academic activities of the affiliated institution
Fellowship recipients are required to participate in academic activities of the host institution during their research stay.
Submission of a final report
Fellowship recipients are required to submit a final report within 7 days of the end of the fellowship period, detailing the progress made during this period, and drafted using the KF’s report form.
Further reporting requirements
Fellowship recipients must report to the Foundation even after the fellowship period expired, any major activities involved in and/or status of scholarly debut in academia.
Fellowship recipients must revise their doctoral dissertation during the fellowship period and publish it as a book or as a research paper within three years of the end of the fellowship period.
※ The Korea Foundation will monitor research progress annually for three years following the conclusion of the fellowship period. Fellows who do not fulfill their responsibilities will not be eligible for future support from the Korea Foundation.