Korea Institute Summer Research Travel Grants (Undergraduate)

Date of Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017, 5pm EST

Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Travel Grants are awarded to Harvard undergraduates in the humanities or social sciences to use in Korea for research and/or field work relating to a senior honors thesis in an area of Korean studies. Ordinarily, the award covers the cost of travel and research related expenses for the research project. Undergraduate applicants must have at least two years of Korean language training or equivalent proficiency in the language.

Use the online CARAT system to apply to the Undergraduate Korea Institute Summer Research Travel Grants via: https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/carat/  This grant is listed under Korea Institute-Summer Research Travel Grants.

After entering your info for this application into CARAT, you will also need to upload your Resume, an unofficial Transcript from my.harvard & a Statement of Purpose. Recommendation letters may be uploaded and submitted directly into CARAT by faculty recommenders or emailed directly to the KI Coordinator <cglover@fas.harvard.edu> by the deadline 2/6/17 by 5pm EST. It is preferred that the two recommendations are from faculty.

-  Fill out all the CARAT pages, including the CARAT budget online and upload

- Upload a current one-page resume

- Upload a proposal of no more than 750 words outlining the project you hope to undertake and the rationale for pursuing it in your destination(s)

- Upload a current Unofficial Transcript--In order to upload your transcript as a PDF, please go to my.harvard to print a copy of your transcript, scan it as a PDF, and upload.

Two Letter(s) of recommendation are needed for the Korea Institute. Recommendation letters may be uploaded and submitted directly into CARAT by faculty recommenders or emailed directly to the KI Coordinator <cglover@fas.harvard.edu> by the deadline 2/6/17 by 5pm EST. PDF format please.  Your recommendation letters must denote which specific grant you are applying to.

Additional Application Considerations:

You must be in good academic standing to apply.

**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.edu. 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.

Harvard College policy may prevent the sponsorship of undergraduate activities taking place in countries with certain U.S. Department of State travel warnings. Please consult the Harvard College Policy on Undergraduate Travel Abroad for more information.                                                                                                               

***NOTE: If you are experiencing 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.***

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