Korea Institute Supplementary Research Dissertation Grant-Graduate

Date of Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017 by 5pm EST

Korea Institute Supplementary Research Dissertation Grant -- Academic Year 2017-18

             The Korea Institute will provide support to one Harvard doctoral candidate (beyond G4 ie: the year that this grant would be given and used), not in finishing year, but whom are in the dissertation research stage in any field of Korean studies in the humanities or social sciences, when other sources of funding are insufficient. One Supplementary Research Grant of up to $27,000 or so, will be available for the academic year 2017-18. A student may receive this grant only once. Priority is given to a student whose work clearly focuses on Korea.  Students applying to the Korea Institute for support are required to apply elsewhere as well. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

1)    The application process is via the online application system, CARAT. Please follow the CARAT instructions for the Korea Institute Supplementary Research Dissertation Grant, as well as, the specific Korea Institute instructions below. The link to begin your application in CARAT is: https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/carat/

2)     Select the Korea Institute Supplementary Research Dissertation Grant to apply. After entering your info for this application into CARAT, including uploading a created, itemized budget, you will also need to upload your Resume, an unofficial transcript & a Statement of Purpose. Your two recommendations may be uploaded directly into CARAT by faculty, via a proxy or emailed directly to <cglover@fas.harvard.edu> by the deadline Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 by 5pm EST

3)    When filling out the online CARAT application, it is essential that you have filled out your G Year, Degree, Dept. and Nationality. In addition, please make sure you fill out both the Title and Synopsis of your Proposal (even if it says optional). List the title of your research (even if tentative). Do not leave these fields blank.

4)    Create and Upload an ITEMIZED BUDGET in WORD detailing your expenses for the period/project for which support is requested, and the specific amount requested from the Korea Institute (e.g. $18,000 for 9 mos., July 2017 – March 2018 and include city/state or city/country).  Separate sheet -- 1 page.  NOTE:  You must inform the Institute if you receive any other award for this proposal after you submit this application.

5)    Upload a CURRENT RESUMÉ/CV- (Not to exceed 2 pages)

6)    Upload your HARVARD TRANSCRIPT (unofficial or official is fine) For an unofficial version, please go to my.harvard to print a copy of your transcript. With an official transcript, open it to make the necessary copies.

7)    Upload your  STATEMENT OF PURPOSE  This should not only outline the research to be conducted, schedule and research sites but also address the intellectual project rationale (i.e.: why your research matters).  Also include, month and year of expected PhD. Proposal should be brief, c.2-4 pages.

[NOTE: **PLEASE NOTE:  If you are planning to conduct research that involves human subjects (interviews, written surveys, observations, etc.),you will need to submit an application to the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. For more information on how to prepare and submit your human subjects research application, please visit the CUHS website: http://cuhs.harvard.edu/7-step-guide-creating-and-submitting-new-application-estr. The Committee can also be reached at 617-496-2847 or cuhs@fas.harvard.eduCommittee approval is not required at the time of your KI grant application submission. It is best to contact CUHS even before you've heard the outcome of your application.

8)    TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION  Recommendation letters may be uploaded and submitted directly into CARAT by faculty, via a proxy or  may be emailed directly to the KI Coordinator, Catherine Glover by the deadline. Make sure to have your recommender denote which specific fellowship you are applying for. Advisor’s letter should indicate the current stage of the dissertation. 

9)  If you have received previous funding from the Korea Institute, state grant name, year, and dollar amount. Be sure and fill this out on the CARAT Budget page.

UPLOAD and SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED CARAT APPLICATION ONLINE BY THE DEADLINE. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Announcement of awards: After April 24, 2017                           

**PLEASE NOTE:  If you are planning to conduct research that involves human subjects (interviews, written surveys, observations, etc.), you will need to submit an application to the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. For more information on how to prepare and submit your human subjects research application, please visit the CUHS website: http://cuhs.harvard.edu/7-step-guide-creating-and-submitting-new-application-estr. The Committee can also be reached at 617-496-2847 or cuhs@fas.harvard.eduCommittee approval is not required at the time of your KI grant application submission. It is best to contact CUHS even before you've heard the outcome of your application.

For information: contact Catherine Glover, cglover@fas.harvard.edu 

You may find the Harvard GSAS Fellowships page helpful.

***If you are experiencing online CARAT technical difficulties (e.g.,receive error messages, find yourself unable to submit an application despite having passed all validation checks), please email HUIT Support at ithelp@harvard.edu or call 617-495-7777, well before the deadline.***

See also: Graduate, Fellowship