AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies


The  Academy  of  Korean  Studies  runs  the  “AKS  Fellowship  Program  for Korean Studies” in order to provide international scholars with an opportunity to carry out their research(dissertation research).


Foreign    scholars(including    those    who    have    Korean    nationality    with permanent residence status in foreign countries) in the humanities and social sciences, who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities,   are   eligible   to   apply.   Also   Doctoral   candidates   who   have completed all academic requirements except for their dissertation (i.e., ABD) from institutions outside Korea  are eligible.  (※   Those who completed their Ph.D. courses at Korean schools or institutions are ineligible for pre-doctoral fellowship)

Those who have received AKS fellowship within the last 3 years (based on application submission date) are ineligible for this program.

Fellowship Period

The fellowship period should begin within year 2019(from January 1st  and December 31st,  2019). The applicants can apply for minimum one month to maximum one year support.

Fellowship Grant

  • Airfare: Economy-class round trip airfare(Only offered to overseas awardees)
    • ※ The airfare will be reimbursed based on the actual ticket price but the  reimbursement  should  not  exceed  the amount  of  Government Transportation  Request(GTR)  cost  according  to  the  2019  budgetary guidelines of international airfare.
  • Monthly Stipend: 2,000,000 won
    • ※ Please  note  that  we  do  not  offer  monthly  stipend  for  research period less than 15 days and offer full monthly stipend for research period 15 or more days
  • Access to the facilities of AKS including the library
  • Up to 50% discount of AKS Guest House charges

Selection Process

All applications are reviewed by the screening committee. The criteria for the screening are as follows:

Selection Criteria

  • The merit of the research plan and the feasibility of carrying out the proposed research at AKS
  • Possibility of contribution to the development of Korean studies
  • Etc: Research track records, possibility of joint teaching and researches with AKS professors & researchers

Required Documents

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae(CV)
  • Certificate of Employment(Registration)
  • Extra Documents for Doctoral Candidate
  • Master’s and Doctoral Program Transcript(1 each)
  • Certificate of Ph.D. course completion(Document that proves ABD status)
  • 2 Reference Letters(1 from Ph.D. dissertation director)

※ Applicants who have Korean citizenship should submit permanent residence document.

※ All applications and required documents should be prepared in English or Korean only. If not, the certified translation document(English or Korean) must be attached.

Obligations of Fellowship Recipients

  • Fellows are expected to present research results at AKS Colloquium and   submit   their   research   paper(presentation   paper)   before   the termination of their research period
  • Fellows should inform AKS  when the research results are  published and should submit 2 copies of the publication
  • Publication resulted from this program should acknowledge the support from the AKS Fellowship Program


  • Previous fellowship recipients who have rejected the fellowship due to their personal matters can get disadvantages when screening
  • Those who are under disciplinary actions from Korean government and other Korean government affiliated institutes are not eligible for this program

Application Deadline

All applications must be received by October 14 (Sunday), 2018.

※ Applicants should submit the required documents(scan file) by e-mail only.

※ Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Result Notification

The result of your application will be notified individually in December, 2018.



Application date
1 months - 1 year
Social sciences