The “Academic Exchange Support Program for North Korean and Unification Studies” is designed to expand the pool of experts on peace and unification studies on the Korean Peninsula as well as North Korean studies in the international community.
As part of this academic exchange program, we are calling for fellowship applications from young scholars whose research interests include studies on North Korea and Korean unification.

[Program Outline]
– Special Lectures and Seminars for Individual Research Project
– Cooperative Project with researchers/teams in the institute
– Participation in Academic Programs addressing North Korea and Korean unification issues
– Opportunity to attend/participate in program-related weekly seminars, field workshops, project presentations, and academic forums, among other events

[Applicant Eligibility]
– Foreign nationals who mainly work outside the Republic of Korea in the fields of North Korean studies and/or peace and Korean unification studies (including PhD candidates working on their thesis, and postdoctoral researchers). Or, Person with work experience including journalists, government officials, international development experts, etc. and research agenda relevant to the promotion of peace on the Korean Peninsula will also be considered.
– PhD candidate, PhD graduate, or individuals with over five years of experience in relevant fields.
– The following qualifications will be given favorable considerations:
: Korean language proficiency
: Previous contributions to academic journals and media
: Previous presentations to academic conferences and seminars
: Public sector work experience relevant to North Korean and Korean unification issues

[Grant Amount]
– Living expenses (KRW 2,300,000 to 3,000,000/month)
– Round-trip flight ticket (expense reimbursement)
– Medical insurance coverage
– Settling-in allowance (KRW 1,000,000)
– Lab in IFES
– Library use


[Application Period]
January 12, 2023 to February 28, 2023 18:00 (Korean Standard Time GMT+9)
* Applications submitted after the deadline will be discarded.

[Application Procedures]
Submit required documents via email to ifes_apply@kyungnam.ac.kr ※ Website: https://ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr/ifeseng/7791/subview.do

[Notification of Selected Beneficiaries] March 2023 (Date of notification may change without notice)
* Acceptance/Rejection notices will be announced via email

The Institute for Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University: ifes_apply@kyungnam.ac.kr / 82-3700-0701, 0708