Korea Institute International Communication Foundation (ICF) Graduate Student Fellowship in Korean Literature

The International Communication Foundation (ICF) Graduate Student Fellowship in Korean Literature at the Korea Institute, Harvard University for AY22-23
Date of Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022, 5:00pm EST 

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The Korea Institute at Harvard University provides fellowships to support Harvard doctoral candidates whose research focus is on Korean literature. The main purpose of this initiative is to support students who are no longer eligible to receive funding from GSAS financial aid and to foster the growth of young scholars working on Korean literature and culture broadly conceived, with a preference for proposals that include some aspect of Korean translation. You must address this aspect in your statement. The fellowship ordinarily supports students of G5, G6, and G7, but not the finishing year. Grants will range up to $25,000. A student may not receive this grant more than twice. Funding is provided by the International Communication Foundation (ICF) of Seoul, Korea; the fellowship program is housed and administered by the Korea Institute at Harvard University.

Application deadline: February 11, 2022 by 5:00pm EST (subject to change)

Application Process:

Please email ONE complete PDF which includes the following items below to cglover@fas.harvard.edu by the deadline.

  • A brief cover letter including applicant's contact information, names of your two recommenders, your faculty advisor and application elements. Please also include your Department, G-year of your PhD study and your expected graduation year, as well as, the title of your research proposal.
  • A current curriculum vitae; Please also state your citizenship and if you are a US Permanent Resident.
  • A research proposal, or description of the dissertation, which may be at an early stage. The description should be no more than 1500 words and should make clear its relevance to the aims of the Fellowship, and the work proposed during the fellowship year.
  • A current unofficial transcript from my.harvard
  • A detailed budget and statement describing your financial need
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the applicant's project. Please have your recommendations emailed directly by the Professors to the Coordinator, Catherine Glover, cglover@fas.harvard.edu by the application deadline.
  • Please have your recommenders denote which specific fellowship you are applying for.
  • Application Deadline: Must be received via email by Friday, February 11, 2022 by 5:00pm EST (subject to change)
  • Award Announcement: After April 2022
  • You must inform the Institute if you receive any other award for this proposal after you submit this application.