A. Career Requirement: At the time of application, the applicant must have a doctorate or terminal degree for the profession and fit one of the following categories:
- Ph.D. degree holder (For professionals, final academic degree required in eligible fields)
- Full-time college or university faculty member who has held the maximum rank of associate professor for at least 6 years at an accredited university;
- Full-time researchers at an approved research institute for at least 6 and no more than 10 years;
- Currently employed professionals in an eligible field with at least 6 and no more than 10 years of relevant experience beyond the terminal degree. Individuals who have changed status in the last six years may combine the experience from different categories, if the field of study remains the same.
B. Award Period: 6 months, beginning either September 2020 or January 2021.
C. No. of Awards: 12 awards available for PY2020-2021
D. Period Extension: If a grantee requests an additional period of stay in the U.S. in order to complete their proposed research, KAEC will review the request and may approve the grantee’s stay for up to one year. Once approved, the insurance coverage and visa sponsorship will be provided for the period of extension.