Korea Institute Graduate Summer Research Travel Grants-Summer 2020
The Korea Institute will offer a limited number of Graduate Summer Research Travel Grants for Summer 2020 to Harvard graduate students for summer research and/or fieldwork in Korea. Proposals from graduate students must relate to your doctoral or master’s theses. Ordinarily, the award covers the cost of travel and research-related expenses for the research project. In the case of graduate students, priority is given to doctoral candidates. Masters degree candidates are welcome to apply (RSEA Program included). Fellowships are open to graduate degree candidates in the social sciences or humanities. Graduate students must have at least three years of Korean language training or equivalent proficiency. (Grants up to $5000.)
1. Please follow the CARAT instructions for the Korea Institute Graduate Summer Research Travel 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/
2. Please note these 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 Year, Degree, Dept. and Citizenship. Please make sure to note if you are a US Permanent Resident. In addition, please also make sure you fill out the Title of your Proposal (even if it says optional). List the title of your research (even if tentative). Do not leave blanks for these fields.
B) On the ITEMIZED BUDGET page on CARAT, in addition to detailed expenses related to your summer research, 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 outline the research to be conducted, schedule, and research sites. Proposal should be brief, c. 2-4 pages.
[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. The Committee can also be reached at 617-496-2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Committee 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.
F) TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Recommendation letters may be uploaded and submitted directly by faculty into CARAT or emailed directly to the KI Coordinator, Catherine Glover by the deadline (PDF format). Make sure to have your recommender denote which specific fellowship you are applying for. One recommendation should be from your current faculty/thesis advisor in the Korea field.
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.
UPLOAD and SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED CARAT APPLICATION ONLINE BY THE DEADLINE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be uploaded and submitted by Friday, February 7, 2020, 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 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: https://cuhs.harvard.edu/ The Committee may also be reached at 617-496-2847 or email@example.com. They are located in the Smith Campus Ctr. at 1350 Mass Ave., Suite 935. Drop-in hours are held every other Wednesday and by appointment. Committee 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-495-7777, well before the deadline.
KI Contact Info: Catherine Glover, email@example.com