Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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The Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship program supports both Korean professionals and academics who have completed a doctoral degree in Korea and wish to pursue research opportunities at U.S. institutions of higher education. The program’s goal is to support postdoctoral fellows’ development of academic and professional expertise for future personal career development and societal contribution to Korea after returning from the United States.

The program length ranges from 6 to 12 months. Fellows may conduct postdoctoral research and are only allowed to instruct a maximum of one course per semester at a U.S. academic institution. Requirements for fellows include composing a research plan that imply benefits to the exchange of knowledge with U.S. counterparts and receiving an invitation to research at a U.S. institution prior to departure. While researching in the U.S., fellows must also uphold their duty to represent Korea as a cultural ambassador, and in turn, contribute to promoting mutual understanding between the two nations.

The responsibility to further binational cooperation and peace continues as fellows return to Korea poised to contribute to their fields of study and Korean society. After returning to Korea, fellows will also have the opportunity to join and connect with a vast alumni network of over 400,000 Fulbrighters worldwide.

Please reference the Korean version of the KAEC website for more information.