Fulbright Research and Lecturing/Research Awards

DESCRIPTION

Research Awards are offered to faculty members of Korean universities or research institutes and to professionals in education, government, business, the media and other professions in Korea. The purpose of these awards is to provide opportunities for non-degree study and research which will enhance existing academic or professional expertise for future career development and contribution after returning to Korea. Accordingly, the proposed research must entail substantive exchanges of academic and professional expertise between Koreans and Americans, rather than just facilitate observation visits or travel for personal enrichment.

For both academic and professional (or non-academic) researchers, these awards are divided into mid-career and senior research categories based on the background and qualifications of the applicants. Applicants for Mid-Career research awards are typically associate professors or the professional equivalent and for senior awards are full professors or the professional equivalent.

The Research portion of the Lecturing/Research awards addresses the same goals as those of the Research-only awards, but the lecturing aspect provides an opportunity to teach about Korea in an American university. In the placement of Lecturing/Research grantees at American universities, the greater emphasis is placed on the lecturing assignment.

While maintaining its overall emphasis on "excellence," KAEC will give preference to those applicants whose proposed project in any appropriate academic discipline or professional specialty is most clearly relevant to the current project areas established for the Fulbright program in Korea, i.e. for lecturers, strengthening Korean studies in the U.S., and for researchers, strengthening the study of the USA in Korea.

Fulbright award grantees are not permitted to pursue any activities that do not correspond to the purpose of the Fulbright award. Grantees should not be engaged in any remunerative activities during the Fulbright grant program.

  • Mid-Career Research

    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:

    1. Ph.D. degree holder (For professionals, final academic degree required in eligible fields)
    2. 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;
    3. Full-time researchers at an approved research institute for at least 6 and no more than 10 years;
    4. 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.

  • Senior Research

    A. Career requirements: At the time of application, the applicant must have a doctorate or terminal degree and fit one of the following categories:

    1. Ph.D. degree holder
    2. “Tenured” faculty member at an accredited university who is full professor or who has held the rank of associate professor for at least 5 years;
    3. Full-time researcher who has held an equivalent position in an approved research institute for at least 10 years;
    4. Currently employed professional in an eligible field with at least 10 years' experience beyond the terminal degree.

    B. Award Period: 6 months, beginning either September 2020 or January 2021.

    C. No. of Awards: 6 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.

  • Lecturing & Research

    The lecturing and research award is for Korean university faculty in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, or business who can teach American students about Korea in their discipline. Awardees will be required to teach up to two undergraduate courses PER SEMESTER in their academic field but with content which is related to Korea. Awardees will receive placement for their teaching assignments at Korean studies programs at universities in the U.S. in consultation with the KAEC office and with CIES. Applicants must also submit a research project which they intend to pursue while they are teaching in the U.S. The research project can be within their discipline but should be related to either Korea or America or a comparative perspective. Applicants should make research proposals that can be carried out at any university, as they will be at only one university, the university of their Korean studies lecturing, during their grant period. Travel to other locations in the U.S. during breaks at the grantee’s expense is, of course, permissible.

    At the time of application, applicants should teach at an accredited Korean university with one of the following working experiences:

    A. General Requirement

    1. Should maintain good health physically and mentally
    2. Excellent Command of English
    3. Teaching proposal related to Korean studies in the applicant’s discipline

    B. Career Requirement

    1. Minimum of 5 years’ full teaching experience following the receipt of the Ph.D. degree at 4 year colleges or universities.
    2. Emeritus professor retired within three years from at the time of application, and still teaches applicant’s major discipline;
    3. Professional retired within three years from at the time of application who held full-time position for at least 25 years in an eligible field beyond the terminal degree and also still teaches applicant’s professional field.

    C. Proposal Requirement

    1. Syllabi of two courses that you propose to teach
    2. A lecturing proposal
    3. A research proposal
    4. Teaching Certificate issued by Univ. (only for Emeritus professor or professional retired)

    D. Official Invitation: Formal acceptance letter for lecturing from U.S. host institution for teaching in regular semester. Lecturing/research award will be finalized only upon submission of invitation letter.

    E. No. of Awards: 1 award available for PY2020-2021

    F. Award Period: 1 Academic Year (10 months) beginning in fall semester of 2020

  • Korea-U.S. Alliance Program

    In commemoration of 60 years of partnership and shared prosperity, the Korean-American Educational Commission Board has established the “Fulbright Korea-U.S. Alliance Studies Program for Korean scholars and professionals starting in PY2016. Awardees will either teach or conduct research on ROK-U.S. relations within their field of study.

    There are two awards available for PY2020-2021. The eligibility requirement and the level of grant benefits will be the same as announced for the lecturing or research award.

    This grant program is either for 6 months for research beginning either from September 2020 or January 2021, or 10 months for lecturing research beginning only from September 2020.

  • Fulbright Chair for Korean Senior Scholars at Emory University

    Korean-American Educational Commission and Emory University are pleased to announce the submission period for a Fulbright Chair for Korean Senior Scholars at Emory University, Atlanta. This professorship recognizes Korean faculty members and researchers with an established record of teaching and research. Chairholders exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research critical to a wide range of disciplines and will highlight to academics in the United States the contributions of South Korean scholars.

    The Fulbright Chair for Korean Senior Scholars at Emory University will give one award for a South Korean scholar to spend one academic semester researching, teaching one advanced course, and participating in activities that promote Emory’s long-standing academic relationship with Korea.

    The Fulbright Chair for Korean Senior Scholars at Emory University is a six-month grant to be awarded for the fall term 2020 or spring term 2021, in accordance with Emory University’s academic calendar. This program strengthens cooperation between Korean institutions and Emory Universities across a wide range of disciplines and schools ranging from the humanities and social sciences to law and business to public health and biomedicine. The research produced through this cooperation will be incorporated into the teaching programs of Emory and the visiting professor’s home institution.

    The visiting scholar will be affiliated with Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning and the scholar will be located in appropriate departments and programs. Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute supports Emory’s strategic global priorities by promoting international research, strengthening faculty distinction, and preparing engaged scholars. The Halle Institute’s programs bring distinguished international scholars into dialogue with faculty and students at Emory University and the broader Atlanta community. The Halle Institute collaborates with all of Emory’s schools and programs and promotes individual and collaborative research.

AWARD BENEFITS

Full awards for research include roundtrip travel, a monthly maintenance stipend, accompanying dependent stipend, housing allowance, medical insurance coverage and various incidental allowances. The monthly maintenance stipend in all three categories will range from $2,710 to $3,145 depending on geographical location of U.S. institution. Qualification of accompanying dependents is only limited to J visa holders. All award recipients will receive a dependent's monthly allowance of $200 for one accompanying dependent and $350 for two or more accompanying dependents who will stay in the U.S. at least 80% of the grant period. Also, grantees will receive a housing allowance of $200 for single grantees and $300 for grantees with accompanying dependent(s). Also, only unmarried and less than 21 years old at the time of application are declared as accompanying children.

SELECTION PROCEDURES

The information on the Application forms are available from the KAEC website. KAEC will accept completed applications only during the period of September 16 – 20, 2019.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the required documentation has been submitted or mailed to the KAEC office to arrive by the end of this application period.

Applicants recommended for further consideration after documentary screening by specialists will be contacted, either by phone or e-mail, to confirm the time and date of an oral interview (for lecturer/researcher, “sample lecture’) which will be conducted in English. Schedule for oral interviews will be announced later.

Based on the recommendations of the screening committees, and any other considerations it deems appropriate, the KAEC board will nominate candidates and obtain approval for their selection from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in the United States.

Selection decisions of the Board will be announced after late November 2019. The award becomes effective when the candidate's affiliation at a university or other institution in the United States has been confirmed and the candidate is notified to that effect by KAEC.

ELIGIBILITIY

A. Requirements:

  1. Korean citizenship only. Dual citizens, overseas Korean residents or "green card" holders are not eligible.
  2. Must reside in Korea during the period from September, 2019 to August, 2020 or January, 2021.
  3. Should maintain good health, however, applicants with special needs are encouraged to apply.
  4. Adequate English language proficiency. Oral interview may be conducted in English.
  5. Appropriate academic or professional background limited to projects in the arts, humanities, business and social sciences.
  6. Any candidatess in the following cases, will be disqualified automatically.
    • Candidate’s early departure to the U.S. before August, 2020 due to any personal reasons or being sponsored by other than Fulbright/Dept. of State program
    • Candidates holding J-2 visa which is longer than 6 months duration for the period from September, 2019 to August, 2020.
    • Candidates awarded for a U.S. government funded grant (Fulbright or other) during the past five years
    • Reapplication in same program by those who received Fulbright research lecturing grants previously

B. Preferred Candidates:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Applicants without any academic experiences in U.S.
  3. Research focus on American studies.
  4. Applicants who are not seeking to go back to their alma mater in the U.S. for any degrees
  5. For Lecturer/Researchers, greater emphasis on lecturing about Korea

C. Restriction:

  • Grant amount can be adjusted if any of family member of grantee is selected.

DOCUMENTATION

All of documents required for application are only available in Korean language. Please click Korean language toggle for further details.

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