Graduate Fellowships in Korean Studies

Center for Korean Studies Student Travel Support — Applications considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year

CKS has a small fund to support current Berkeley graduate and undergraduate travel for scholarly purposes connected with the study of Korea. In most cases, support will go to students traveling to present a paper or participate in some other meaningful way to an organized event. Maximum award per application is $800. Awards will be made based on the merit of individual applications. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

Students interested in this support should submit the following:

  1. A 1-2 page proposal including a description of the project and details about the student's role
  2. A budget for travel
  3. Proof of invitation and/or a copy of the program or agenda; and, when applicable, a copy of the paper to be presented.
  4. At the completion of travel, students will need to submit a brief (1/2 page) report, and may be asked to give a presentation.

Please send applications to cks@berkeley.edu.

2016 Korea-America Student Conference Applications due December 1, 2015

Applications are now open for high-caliber undergraduate and graduate students to represent the U.S. as American delegates for the 9th Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), which will be held July 25 - August 15, 2016. Students will travel to Jeju, Busan, and Seoul, South Korea for three weeks and engage in professional, academic, and cultural exchange with Korean delegates. Five global and bilateral roundtables will serve as the core discussion, analysis, and research during the conference, culminating in a presentation of a jointly proposed solution at the end of the conference. All majors are welcome, and previous knowledge of Korea or Korean language is not required. More information about KASC can be found here.

The Center for Korean Studies will provide two UC Berkeley students with a $1,000 scholarship to offset the program costs. Apply now through KASC.

Priority deadline: November 9, 2015

Regular deadline: December 1, 2015

2016 Summer Graduate Student Conference in Korean Studies at Seoul National University — Applications due March 1, 2016

The Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce its fourth annual graduate student conference to be held at Seoul National University. Approximately seven continuing UC Berkeley graduate students with a research focus on Korea will be selected to travel to Korea in early June to present a paper and receive feedback from faculty and fellow graduate students at Seoul National University. Students will be expected to complete a working paper before the conference. All continuing graduate students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to advanced doctoral candidates (ABD). This opportunity is possible thanks to generous support from the Academy of Korean Studies.

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Annual Fellowship Competition for Continuing Graduate Students — Applications due April 1

The Center for Korean Studies announces its 2016-2017 fellowship competition for continuing graduate students in Korean Studies. CKS will accept applications for most academic purposes including pre-dissertation research, dissertation research, dissertation writing, and summer language study. A specific plan of research/study (not a general request for support) must be included with your application. CKS has limited funds available this year. Subject to availability of funding, a small number of competitive awards of up to $6,000 (maximum) are available. We expect most awards, however, will be in the $1,500-$3,500 range.

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