Saturday, 26 February 2011

South Korea:Korea International Scholar Exchange Fellowship

The purpose of the International Scholar Exchange Fellowship is to enhance international exchange and cooperation in order to promote academic advancement and mutual understanding among various cultural groups. To this end, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies supports academically qualified scholars who wish to conduct advanced research at leading universities or research institutions in Korea.

1. Fields of Research

• Humanities and social sciences
• Energy related fields: petrochemical engineering and related fields
• Information science and technology: electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science and related fields
• Life Science

2. Number of Supported Fellows

• Approximately 50 fellows per year

3. Qualifications

• University faculty members and institution researchers from Asian countries
• Those who are 50 years of age or younger, as of submission deadline
• Those who have a doctoral degree

4. Application Materials

• Application form (Online application)
• Statement of Proposed Activity
• Three letters of recommendation (form provided by the Foundation)
• Typical research performance: 2 books, or 2 research papers, or 1 book and 1 research paper

5. Details of Financial Support

• 2,200,000 won per month (26,400,000 won per year)
• 1,000,000 won after successfully submitting a final research paper at the end of the fellowship period
• Initial settlement support: 1,000,000 won (one time payment)
• Round trip airfare
• Medical insurance
- National health insurance upon request
- Overseas traveller’s insurance

6. Schedule

• Application deadline: February 25, 2011
• Announcement of results: March 31, 2011

Contact Information

The Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies
678-39, Yoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-915, Korea
Tel : 82-2-557-5681 Fax : 82-2-557-5684

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