All funding is sponsored by the Committee on Korean Studies, unless otherwise noted.
- Korean Studies Dissertation Fellowship
- Korean Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant
- Conference Travel Grant: Korean Studies
Eligibility: University of Chicago Ph.D. candidates writing dissertations on topics related to Korean studies. Students must be admitted to candidacy before the start of the fellowship (Autumn Quarter).
Deadline: April 10, 2017 by 3:00 PM
Description: This fellowship provides funds for a year of dissertation work on a topic relating to Korean studies. Research for the dissertation must be completed, and priority is given to those who have a chapter or two completed. Students who have been admitted to candidacy may apply in the spring for funding that will begin the following autumn.
Terms: This grant provides a stipend (up to $25,000 in 2017-2018), plus student health insurance, tuition, and student life fees over the course of three quarters in one academic year (i.e., autumn, winter and spring quarters). Awardees are only eligible for this fellowship once, except in the case of compelling circumstances.
It is strongly recommended that students apply simultaneously for the CEAS Korean Studies Dissertation Fellowship and for other grants and fellowships (both internal and external to the University of Chicago) and include this information in their CEAS application; in case of success, students are expected to inform CEAS of the amount of the award at their earliest convenience
Because the intent behind this fellowship is to enable students to devote their full attention and effort to completion of their dissertation, these terms do not allow students to engage in any remunerative activity, on or off campus, or to pursue course work. The sole exception, which must be approved by the Committee, is that students may undertake a modest teaching assignment in the second half of the academic year when it is clear that teaching in the winter or spring will not delay completion of the degree. Requests to undertake a teaching assignment must be made in writing to the Chair of the Committee on Korean Studies.
The following should be uploaded in PDF format as part of your online application, with the exception of letters of recommendation:
> Statement of purpose discussing the work you plan to do on your dissertation during the year. Limit two pages. Be sure to include information on other internal and external funding sources.
> A statement from your department indicating that you have been admitted to Ph.D. candidacy.
> Dissertation proposal.
> One complete dissertation chapter.
> Two letters of recommendation.
Please note: upon submitting the online application, the faculty members you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation. This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professors regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.
Apply online. Applications submitted by email or hardcopy are not accepted.
Eligibility: University of Chicago graduate students engaged in pre-dissertation research.
Deadline: April 10, 2017 by 3:00 PM
Description: The award takes the form of a reimbursement for up to $3,000 of expenses and supports pre-dissertation research in Korean Studies. Typically, funds are used to finance summer research in the target country. The funds are intended to enable University of Chicago graduate students to lay the foundations for their research plans (for example, to survey holdings in archives, or to identify and meet with scholars and advisers with whom a student plans to work in Asia). Typically, funds are used to finance summer research in the target country. A student is eligible for grant only once during his/her graduate school career.
Reimbursable expenses include economy airfare, local travel, accommodations, and meals. Receipts and paperwork must be submitted within 30 days of returning from travel. No exceptions.
The following should be uploaded with your online application in PDF format, with the exception of the project budget and letters of recommendation:
> A statement of how the proposed use of the grant furthers your larger research goals.
> A project budget.
> One letter of recommendation.
Please note: upon submitting the online application, the faculty member you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation. This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professor regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.
Eligibility: University of Chicago graduate students traveling to present papers at conferences.
Deadline: Rolling applications each academic year, but MUST be submitted at least one month prior to conference travel.
Contact: Chair of the Korean Studies Committee
Description: This grant provides modest support for students traveling outside the Chicago metropolitan area to present a paper on a topic relating to Korean studies. A limited number of grants are available each year. The grant takes the form of reimbursement for up to $300 of domestic travel-related expenses. There are also a limited number of grants available to support up to $400 of international travel-related expenses. Students may apply for and receive this grant more than once in an academic year, but such awards are pending availability of Committee funding. If approved for the grant, original receipts and reimbursement paperwork requests MUST be submitted within 30 days of returning from travel. No exceptions.
Apply Online. Applications submitted by email or hardcopy are not accepted. This application MUST be submitted at least a month before your planned travel.
Post Award: How to Submit a Reimbursement Request