AKS Thesis – Research Grant

Note the deadline is coming up soon on August 1, 2011. This sounds a lot like the other AKS grant I posted a couple of weeks ago, but there are some differences — deadline, the monthly stipend amount, and also the focus on graduate students. It could be the same grant. Please direct all inquiries to AKS.

AKS Thesis – Research Grant

The Academy of Korean Studies invites students majoring in Korean studies to apply for the new AKS Thesis and Research Grant program.

The program provides graduate students preparing a thesis in Korean studies an opportunity to do research in Korea. Grant awards include a monthly stipend of 900,000 won; round-trip air-fare; opportunities to take major classes and Korean language instruction at the AKS; and access to AKS facilities, including the library.

Grants will be awarded for a six-month period, September 1, 2011, to February 28, 2012. Eligibility is limited to graduate students specializing in Korean studies at an overseas university and those who have finished their coursework. The grants are not available to citizens of Korea.

Applications must include an application form (which can be downloaded from the AKS Web site); original copy of certificate of enrollment or certificate of coursework completion; original copy of official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies; a study plan (five double-spaced pages); a two-page personal statement; a letter of recommendation (from advisor or dean); Korean (S-TOPIK) and English (TOEFL, IELTS, TEPS) language proficiency test transcript, if available; and birth certificate or copy of passport.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 1, 2011, and must be submitted on line (gradaks@aks.ac.kr). Successful candidates will be notified by August 13, 2011, and are expected to arrive at the AKS before August 31.

For further information, contact Jaeseok Lee: Tel. +82-31-709-8111 (ext 212, 214), +82-31-708-5310; fax: +82-31-709-9946; e-mail gradaks@aks.ac.kr; Web site http://www.aks.ac.kr.