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European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers (EPEL) – 2024 Call for applications – Deadline 15th October, 2023

By 18th September 2023Blackboard

With the generous support of the Korea Foundation, the European Program for the Exchange of Lecturers (EPEL) will continue in 2024 under the following conditions:

– Only in situ lectures are supported. All costs incurred for the lecturer will be reimbursed, no honorarium will be paid.– In case of emergencies due to a force majeure (i.e., not related to personal matters), the lecture can be given online. In this case, the lecturer can claim a honorarium of € 300, but only after a video of the lecture has been made available online and the link is published on the AKSE website. The hosting institution can claim up to € 150,- for preparing a publishable version of the video, on the basis of a per hour honorarium of € 25 for the work involved.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2023. Results will be announced in November 2023.

Please apply for EPEL lectures by sending a word file to the AKSE vice president   AND to . In preparing your application, please closely follow the guidelines below.

If existing funds do not suffice to honour all applications of good quality, priority will be given to applications from universities where there are few teaching staff in Korean Studies.EPEL Guest Lecturers can assist teaching staff in replacing a limited number of teaching hours. EPEL lectures have to be a part of courses taught and not form a special seminar. The lectures have to offer academic credits or units and form a part of examinations. All applicants must explain how these conditions are met.

Specific Guidelines:

1) All applications are judged on their quality.

2) All proposals should offer an overview of the teaching program and specify how many staff teach primarily for Korean Studies.

3) In case of cancellation of an EPEL lecture, the applicant university has to immediately contact the AKSE vice president and propose a replacement name so that the new proposal can be evaluated. Notification has to be done within one week of cancellation. If the applicant university does not follow these procedures regarding cancellations, then the university cannot apply for EPEL funding in the following year.

4) Each university can apply for a maximum of €2,500 and is responsible for administering their budget. The AKSE Council will not supply any additional funding beyond the original application amount. Any additional costs, even unforeseen, must be borne by the applicant university or the Guest Lecturer.

5) Each Guest Lecturer will be informed of the total amount they are allotted for transportation, hotel, and meals by the applicant university. The Guest Lecturer is free to spend their allotment in the best way they see fit in any mixture. For example, if transportation costs are much lower than originally anticipated, then the Guest Lecturer is free to upgrade their hotel or to spend more on meals. The AKSE Council encourages the expenditure of the full budget amount, but any expenditure in excess of the total amount allotted by the original budget will be the responsibility of the Guest Lecturer or the applicant university.

6) All Guest Lecturers are responsible for keeping track of their expenditures, collecting their own receipts, and then submitting a reimbursement form to the AKSE Treasurer. A reimbursement form is available on the AKSE website.

7) A report on EPEL lectures will be due by January 31, 2025.

Please find application form here: 2024 EPEL application form