Korea Institute Graduate Conference Grants

Korea Institute Graduate Conference Attendance Grants AY21-22

The Korea Institute will provide small grants (up to $800) for Harvard graduate students in any field of Korean studies in the humanities or social sciences to help defray the costs of attending scholarly conferences where they present papers or serve as panel discussants.  *You may apply for only one KI Conference Attendance Grant per academic year, even if the total cost is less than $800.*

For AY2021-22, the KI will provide conference grant support for those who present a paper or serve as a panel discussant, for virtual conference attendance registration fees or for travel to a conference, limited to travel, lodging, and registration fees. Travel must follow all current Harvard travel guidance and protocols. Please see: Harvard Travel Guidance  and Harvard GSS Covid-19 Travel Advice.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application must be made at least ONE MONTH in advance of the conference. Late applications (e.g. after Commencement and/or less than 4 weeks prior to the conference date are less likely to be awarded funding.

 APPLICATION PROCESS:  

Please email cglover@fas.harvard.edu a complete Graduate Conference Grant application consisting of the following:

  1. Short proposal with dates and description of conference to be attended, type of participation,description of your research, and how it relates to this conference, title of your paper being presented and an itemized budget.  Please designate other sources of funding for this proposal (if applicable). Indicate name of faculty advisor supporting this proposal. ** In this proposal, please also describe the content/arguments of your paper in one paragraph--ie: basically include an abstract, as well as, a part of this short proposal.**
  2. Letter from faculty advisor supporting the proposal (Advisor may email support letter directly to cglover@fas.harvard.edu) Please let me know whom will be writing your support email and if you've requested this support email/letter yet.
  3. Curriculum vitae – include:
  • citizenship; If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident, please state this.
  • current/permanent address, telephone number(s), email address
  • academic department; field of study; and year of graduate study (G Year)

4. List the Conferences you have attended in the past two years, as well as, list what KI Graduate Conference Grants you have received in past years IE: List the Conference Name, year and how much were you awarded from the KI

5. Submit Completed Application via Email to:  cglover@fas.harvard.edu 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application must be made at least ONE MONTH in advance of the conference. Please note: Late applications (e.g. after Commencement and/or less than 4 weeks prior to the conference date are less likely to be awarded funding.

Due to Harvard financial policy, to receive payment, after you return from the conference you attended, please email the KI Conference Grant Recipient Form (comes with your award letter) to Catherine Glover AND all travel/registration receipts. Payment will be processed only after you return and by turning in the KI Grant Recipient Form which is sent along with the award letter. 

You must inform the Institute if you receive any other award for this proposal after you submit this application.  

 Should your travel or conference attendance plans change, the Korea Institute reserves the right to adjust the award.

*You may apply for only one KI Conference Attendance Grant per academic year, even if total cost is less than $800.*

 This award is considered taxable income. Tax Office Questions: 617-495-8500

 Contact Info: Catherine Glover, cglover@fas.harvard.edu
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