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The Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

By 4th November 2018October 30th, 2020Blackboard

The Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

for Academic Year 2019-2020

The Korea Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for the Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2019-20 academic year. This Fellowship is open to scholars from all fields of study in Korean Studies. However, preference may be given to scholars working on the history of Korean business, the history of Korean science and technology, the history of Korean military or the environmental history of Korea.

The Fellowship Grant: The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020, and will carry a stipend of $50,000 (with an understanding that the fellowship recipient shall purchase her/his own health insurance.) The recipient will have the option to purchase health insurance from Harvard’s affiliate insurance program should s/he choose. ( The postdoctoral fellow will be provided shared office space and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University, and will be invited to participate in the academic life of the Korea Institute and appropriate academic department/s.

The Fellow will be required to:

  1. reside in the Cambridge/Boston area during the appointment and to work on revising his or her dissertation for publication.
  2. participate actively in related activities of Harvard, the Korea Institute and the Korean Studies community.
  3. (may) teach or collaborate on one, one-semester class for undergraduates.
  4. give a public presentation at the Korea Colloquium or Kim Koo Forum seminar series.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (i.e. in 2014 or later). The applicant who is offered a fellowship must have fully completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2019.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received via email by the Korea Institute by Thursday, January 3, 2019, 5:00pm EST

Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Application details and process may be found on our website:

Further inquiries should be directed to:

Catherine Glover, Fellowships Coordinator

Korea Institute, Harvard University, Room S241, CGIS South 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138 USA