Visiting Scholar Program

The Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS) runs a visiting scholar program, with the aim of establishing a network between domestic and overseas Korean Studies researchers, and of promoting academic exchange. Selected scholars are appointed visiting researchers and are permitted to use the KU libraries and the research facilities in RIKS.

1. RIKS Visiting Scholar Program

Major Field of Study Korean Studies
Eligibility Ph.D. student researchers at overseas universities and research institutes, or those who hold a Ph.D. degree in this field from overseas universities
Application Period Year round (expected duration of the selection process: about two months)
Financial support Unavailable
Contact RIKS International Center for Korean Studies ( / Tel: 82-2-3290-2595)

2. Pony Chung Fellowship Research Professor

Major Field of Study Korean Studies
Eligibility 1. Foreign researchers with a Ph.D. in Korean Studies
2. Those who have obtained a Ph.D. degree no longer than five years prior to potentially receiving the fellowship
3. Priority given to those who intend to publish research findings through a foreign university publisher within three years of the termination of fellowship support
Application Period May to June each year (expected duration of the selection process: about three months)
Curriculum Vitae, research proposal, and recommendation letter (from an advisor or a respected scholar)
Research Fund 1. The Pony Chung Fellowship fund: up to KRW 50,000,000
(including coverage costs for four major insurance policies and severance payment) 2. Publication Subsidy: KRW 10,000,000 (provided upon publication)
Appointed research professor by the KU President  
Contact RIKS Office of Research and Planning (Tel: 82-2-3290-2595)
Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS), Korea University
145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Tel : 82-2-3290-1610~1613 / Fax : 82-2-926-8385