Call for Applications: “International Scholar Exchange Fellowship” Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies 2014-2015

We are pleased to inform you that the Korea Foundation is calling for applications for International Scholar Exchange Fellowship grants for the year 2014-2015.

The purpose of the International Scholar Exchange Fellowship is to enhance international exchange and cooperation 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.

Fields of Research
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  • 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

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  • University faculty members and institution researchers from Asian countries with a doctoral degree
  • All applicant, in principle, must be 50 years old or less

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Application Materials
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  • Application form (online application)
  • Statement of proposed activity
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of employment
  • Typical research performance: 2 books, or 2 research papers, or 1 book and 1 research paper
  • Letter of Research Affiliation from the host institution in Korea
  • UI requirements : CV, TOEFL/IELTS, recommendation letter from the faculty, latest academic transcript, motivation letter (500 words of essay)

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  • Call for application : December 2013 to February 7, 2014
  • Application deadline from UI: February 7, 2014
  • Documents selection : February 10-13, 2014
  • Interview by UI : February 14, 2014
  • Application Deadline from KFAS (UI candidates submission): February 25, 2014
  • Announcement of results: March 31, 2014

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 Details of Financial Support
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  • 2,500,000 won per month (approximately USD 2,300)
  • 1,000,000 won after successfully submitting a final research paper at the end of the fellowship period
  • Research Incentive: $3,000~$5,000 in case of publishing research papers in SSCI, AHCI, SCI registered academic journals
  • Initial settlement support: 1,000,000 won (one-time payment)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Medical insurance (national health insurance upon request, accident insurance)

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Contact Information

Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies
17F, Teheran-ro 211, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-915, Korea
Phone : 82-2-557-5681/Fax: 82-2-557-5684

Please submit your application to :

Ms. Amanda
Global Opportunities Coordinator
International Office UI
Central Administration Building, 1st floor
UI Campus, Depok-West Jave
Ph/Fax: 021-78880139