The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is accepting applications for short-term (three to six months) research fellowships for international scholars of Korean studies. The Jangseogak Archives, originally founded 100 years ago as the last royal archive of the Joseon Dynasty (朝鮮王朝, 1392 – 1910), is an active Korean studies centers and is home to numerous rare sources of Korea. For more information on the Jangseogak, please refer to http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81 or http://jsg.aks.ac.kr/ (Korean only).
All scholars – including graduate students who have completed their required coursework, passed their qualification exams and are conducting dissertation research – are eligible to apply. Applications are open to scholars in fields of the humanities and the social sciences who have well-developed research interests in pre-modern Korean (or related area) studies; however, preference will be given to applicants who can work on the various Korea, Chinese and Japanese sources stored in the Jangseogak Archives. The fellowship period will be between July 1st to December 31st, 2018.
The successful candidates will conduct their own research and present their work at a public Jangseogak talk. The fellowship requires full-time commitment, and fellows must reside at the AKS for at least fifteen days each month. Jangseogak will reimburse a round-trip economy airfare ticket (excluding scholars who are currently in Korea), a stipend of 2,500,000 won per month, and an office space. Fellows may also apply for accommodation at the AKS Guest House, and in this case a 50% discount will be available for applicants staying at the Guest House.
Please send one email with the following application materials as a single PDF file – a cover letter, C.V. (including list of publications) and a research statement (double space, 5 pages max). Application deadline is April 30th, 2018. Applicants will be notified with the result by May 15th. Please send the application, and other queries, to firstname.lastname@example.org