University of Washington

University of Washington Korea-Specific Funding Opportunities

George W. Long Fellowship in Korean Studies

Starting in the fall of 2011 the George W. Long Fellowships in Korean Studies will become available for up to two graduate students focused on Korean Studies either in the Jackson School of International Studies, or any other department that has core Korea Studies faculty. Awards are renewable for up to five years, and will be made based on competitive merit.

These awards will be coordinated with the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship competition, so students eligible for an East Asia Center FLAS or George Long Fellowship should apply for FLAS and check both "FLAS-Korean" and "Other Fellowship-George W. Long". Those ineligible for FLAS also should use the FLAS application form and check George W. Long Fellowship. Those considering applying for this fellowship are welcome to contact Clark Sorensen, Chair of Korea Studies, either by email at sangok@u.washington.edu or phone, at 206-543-1696.

Sochon Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Korea Studies

The purpose of this scholarship, funded by the Sochon Foundation, is to help full-time graduate students in the Korea Studies Program in the Jackson School of International Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences fund the cost of attending the University of Washington. Selection shall be based on academic merit. As funds are limited, the amount of the scholarship shall be based on financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Madame Sochon Park Young-Hi, founder of the Sochon Foundation, was born in Seoul in 1935 and majored in mathematics at Seoul National University. She has long been devoted to teaching. She is currently involved in discovering, preserving, transmitting, and developing regional culture as head of the Yongsan Culture Center. Madame Sochon writes of her motivation in offering the Sochon Scholarship in Korea Studies:

"In the desolate 1950s right after the Korean War it was a time when people in Korea desperately struggled to survive amidst poverty and ruin. Even in this maelstrom my mother Madame Yi Su-bok’s enthusiasm for education never flagged, and I was able to begin university life. Although my university life began only with hope and enthusiasm, my most unforgettable event was receiving a Fulbright Scholarship. Although it was only enough money to buy a few books, I felt truly fortunate. In my young mind I resolved, ‘Regardless of how rich, they sent scholarship money even to a distant and unknown country, so I, too, when I grow up and if I am able must also create a foundation to help students and those with difficulties."

This award will be coordinated with the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship competition, so students eligible for an East Asia Center FLAS should apply for FLAS and check both "FLAS-Korean" and "Other Fellowship-Sochon Scholarship." Those ineligible for FLAS also should use the FLAS application form and check Sochon Scholarship. Those considering applying for this scholarship are welcome to contact Clark Sorensen, Chair of Korea Studies, either by email at sangok@u.washington.edu or phone, at 206-543-1696.

University of Washington Korea Studies Graduate Fellowship

The Center for Korea Studies will award one Korea Studies Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $20,000 to an incoming graduate student in the Jackson School of International Studies or the College of Arts and Sciences. This fellowship is funded by the Academy of Korea Studies in Korea.

Korean Language Immersion Grant

The Korea Studies Program is pleased to announce the availability of an award of $3,000 for Korean language study at a Korean university during the Summer Quarter.

One award will be given on a competitive basis to a University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.  Korea Studies and Korean Language and Literature majors will be given preference.

This award will also be coordinated with the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship competition, so students eligible for an East Asia Center FLAS should apply for FLAS and check both "FLAS-Korean" and "Other Fellowship-Korean Language Immersion Grant." Those ineligible for FLAS also should use the FLAS application form and check Korean Language Immersion Grant. Those considering applying for this grant are welcome to contact Clark Sorensen, Chair of Korea Studies, either by email at sangok@u.washington.edu or phone, at 206-543-1696.

Non-University of Washington Opportunities

2013 Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies

The Korea Society is pleased to announce its 18th annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies program to be held in Korea over the 12-day period of October 13-23, 2013. The program is made possible through collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies and a grant from the Freeman Foundation.

The objective of the program is to provide fellows with a general overview of Korea, past and present. All the expenses of the participants will be covered, including round-trip international airfare, accommodations, and meals.

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application packet, including the application form and supporting documentation, by August 18, 2013 (postmarked) to:

Yong Jin Choi, Vice President
KOREAN STUDIES PROGRAM
The Korea Society
Eighth Floor
950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

ELIGIBILITY

We accept applications from American educators who are professionally engaged as textbook writers and editors, and East Asia specialists in higher education who would like to include Korea in their teaching, research, or writing. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who are planning to author textbooks on world history or Asian history, those who contribute articles to reference works, and those who will be editors of such works.

ACTIVITIES

The program will begin in Seoul with three days of lectures and fieldtrips and continue with a seven-day docent-led tour to major points of interest throughout the southern part of the Korean peninsula. The lectures will be delivered by prominent scholars from leading Korean universities on topics such as language, art, architecture, literature, economics, and the politics of a divided country. The field trips during this initial phase of the program will take participants to places of historical and cultural significance in the Seoul area, including royal palaces, the
royal ancestral shrine, museums, and historical districts. In the second phase of the program, the participants will travel to various points of interest throughout the southern part of the Korean peninsula on an extended docent tour.

Dr. Mark Peterson of Brigham Young University, a distinguished expert on Korean history and culture, will accompany the participants throughout the entire program. He will lecture informally on topics related to Korean history, society, and literature, as well as the impact of Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity on the Korean people.

Center for Korea Studies