International Association for Contemporary Korea Studies

A Program for Graduate Students at the RIKS Academy

Posted on: 09.05.2016

The Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University is operating a program for graduate students in both Korea and abroad, under the auspices of the Pony Chung Foundation, as shown below.

RIKS Academy

① Goals : Further developing young scholars’ expertise in Korean studies and creating a network of young researchers.

② Eligibility :

– Korean and foreign-national graduate students who are in M.A. or PhD programs in field of Korean Studies

– Applicants must be able take courses, give presentations, and participate in discussions conducted in Korean

③ Number of Participants :

20 total (10 Korean graduate students, 10 foreign-national graduate students)

④ Dates : Mon. Aug. 1 – Wed. Aug. 10, 2016 [10 days]

⑤ Place : Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University

⑥ Main Programs : Intensive courses, Research Symposium

⑦ Funding Information :

-Scholarship awarded to participants: KRW 1 million (for room and board assistance)

-Travel Grants are available for participants from abroad (KRW 1 million/≒USD 870 for participants from the Americas and Europe; KRW 500,000/≒USD 435 for those coming from Asia)

Application Deadline : May 30, 2016

⑨ Complete online application form :



– CV

– Research Statement

– One (1) letter of recommendation

: Letter of recommendation should be emailed directly by the referee at:



– Present a lecture related to research

– Participation in academic events, seminars, and research, etc. at RIKS

– Submission of research results report

(within 3 months after end of Fellowship, March – May 2018)



Those who have received disciplinary actions related to research funding from the Korean government or domestic support organizations are not eligible to apply

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016

Documents received after the deadline will not be considered

Decision Notification: August 2016

(A decision notice will be sent to the applicant)

Application: Email application only (

Contact Information: Research Planning Department,

Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University

Telephone: +82-2-3290-2494 / Email:

We hope many graduate students will participate in the programs.


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