Korea Institute Graduate Summer Language Study Grants (Graduate)

Date of Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:00pm EST

Korea Institute Graduate Summer Language Study Grants (Graduate) - Summer 2020

             The Korea Institute will offer a limited number of graduate summer language study grants to A.M. students and Harvard doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences for the Summer of 2020. Intended study must be directly related to a thesis/PhD dissertation in Korean studies, which cannot be conveniently pursued during the academic year. Study should take place at accredited programs outside of the United States, but exceptions may be made when this is not possible. Priority will be given to advanced study in a primary language, to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for the completion of the degree, or to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for advanced research. Students are encouraged to budget realistically and, when appropriate, to seek support from other sources. Students applying to a Harvard Summer School language program should first explore submitting an application for a tuition waiver from GSAS. Students should consult their academic departments for tuition waiver application procedures and deadlines. (Grants up to $7000.)


1.      Please follow the CARAT instructions for the Korea Institute Graduate Summer Language Study Grants, as well as, the specific Korea Institute instructions below. The link to begin your application in CARAT (online application system) is: https://carat.fas.harvard.edu/

This application requires:

▫ CARAT application form including the CARAT budget sheet (filled out in in itemized detail)
▫ Current resume/CV (not to exceed 2 pages)
▫ Current unofficial Transcript from my.harvard.edu; (official transcript uploaded is fine too)
▫ Statement of purpose (1 page)
▫ Two recommendations (1 being a Language Reference; See attached Language Instructor Form below)

2.    Please note the following instructions specific to the Korea Institute application and CARAT:

A)         When filling out the online CARAT application, it is essential that you have filled out your G YearDegree, Dept. and Citizenship. Please make sure to note if you are a US Permanent Resident. In addition, make sure you fill out the Title of your Proposal (even if it says optional). If studying on a language program,list for example: Studying 3d year Korean at the Sogang University Immersion Program. Do not leave blanks for these fields. Always include the specific summer language program and the language level.  (ie.Sogang Univeristy Immersion Program-Advanced Korean OR IUC at SKKU Advanced Academic Program)

 B)         On the BUDGET page on CARAT, in addition to itemized expenses related to your summer language study, indicate other sources of support including other summer grants for which you have applied and amount. Include whether or not you will be receiving a summer stipend from your department or GSAS. (If yes, please enter dollar amount in CARAT.) Specify total amount requested from the Korea Institute & the duration (i.e., $4,000 for 3 months, June thru August & include what city/state or city/country). NOTE:  You must inform the Institute if you receive any other award for this proposal after you submit this application. ALSO: On the CARAT Budget page, you must disclose your Summer Stipend status and the dollar amount in detail. If not, you must note why you are not receiving a summer stipend. Feel free to also include your summer stipend award letter to the application. 

C)         UPLOAD YOUR CURRENT RESUME/CV- Not to exceed 2 pages

D)         UPLOAD your TRANSCRIPT (unofficial or official is fine) For an unofficial version, please go to my.harvard to print a copy of your transcript, scan it as a PDF, and then upload.

E)         UPLOAD your STATEMENT OF PURPOSE  This should describe the specific summer language program to be attended (ie. Sogang Univeristy Immersion Program), schedule, and its relevance to your overall plan of study.  Also indicate why summer study is preferable to academic year. Proposal should be brief (1 page).          

E)         TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION  Recommendation letters may be uploaded and submitted directly into CARAT by faculty recommenders or emailed directly to the KI Coordinator, Catherine Glover by the deadline are fine (PDF format). Please make sure to have your recommender denote which specific fellowship you are applying for.  One letter should be from a current faculty/thesis advisor in the Korea studies field. The second letter should be from a language instructor utilizing the Korea Institute Summer Language Grants Instructor Reference form found attached below.

 F)         Students applying to a Harvard Summer School language program should first explore submitting an application for a tuition waiver from GSAS. Consult your academic department for application procedures and deadline. Please also see the GSAS Fellowships site for info on tuition waivers.

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


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be uploaded and submitted to CARAT by February 7, 2020 (FRIDAY) by 5:00pm EST

Announcement of awards: April 2020

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

You may also find the Harvard GSAS Summer Fellowships webpage helpful. 

Please Note: If you are intereested in the Inter-University Center (IUC) for Korean Language Studies at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) for advanced academic Korean language training, please read more information about the IUC Korean Language Studies Program at SKKUhttps://korea.fas.harvard.edu/inter-university-center-iuc-korean-language-studies-sungkyunkwan-skku  You will need to apply both to the SKKU Program directly, as well as, for graduate summer language funding from the Korea Institute.

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

NOTE: If you are experiencing 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.***

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