The Nam Center for Korean Studies provides competitive fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research related to Korean studies. All U-M students who are currently enrolled are eligible to apply. Fellowship awards vary in size and range depending on the applicant's merit and fund availability.
The Summer in Korea Scholarship provides two annual awards to support travel to Korea to attend Yonsei International Summer School. Recipients must take at least one language course in addition to subject courses. Learn more.
The Nam Center for Korean Studies honors one graduating senior or recent graduate of the University of Michigan whose academic achievement, citizenship, service to the community, and commitment to Korean Studies exemplify the values to which Sang Yong Nam dedicated his life. Learn More.
The Nam Center for Korean Studies provides conference travel support for U-M students specializing in Korean studies who present papers at conferences in the United States or overseas. Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the travel date. Learn more.
The Nam Center for Korean Studies provides research fellowships for U-M students conducting research related to Korean Studies. Fellowships may be used for research-related travel to Korea, research travel to domestic archives, libraries and museums, expenses for data gathering, participation in academic workshops and meetings, or any other research-related expenses. Learn more.
The Korea Foundation Graduate Fellowships are awarded to incoming graduate students at the University of Michigan who plan to focus their graduate work on Korea. The Nam Center will help recruit outstanding students to the university. Students must be nominated by U-M departments or schools in order to be considered. Fellowship awards up to $50,000 will be given to two eligible incoming students in Korean Studies. Learn more.
Two to three awards of varying amounts are available to support undergraduate and graduate students' research travel, research work, fieldwork, or attendance at an academic conference related to Korean Studies . Learn more.
The Nam Center for Korean Studies offers travel grant funding to faculty who present papers at conferences in the United States or overseas. Applications must normally be submitted at least six weeks prior to the travel date. Learn more.
A Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship provides tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. Learn more.
The International Institute and its centers provide more than $3 million each year to support international research and study. This funding includes fellowships and grants for faculty and student research abroad, international internships, and the study of less commonly taught languages. Learn more.
The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 travel grants for scholars of Korea to use the University of Michigan Asia Library.
Asia Library Travel Grants
The Nam Center for Korean Studies will award two grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of Korea at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University and International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.
The Asia Library collection includes over 770,000 volumes of print materials and a comprehensive collection of electronic resources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Further information about the library is available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia-library or by contacting Yunah Sung, Korean Studies Librarian, at email@example.com.
Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of Korea at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library.
Up to $700 per trip.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Applicants must submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- An application letter
- A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing their research and the need to use the Asia Library collection
- A list of sources they would like to access (applicants must check availability of these sources in the Library's online catalog before submitting applications)
- A current curriculum vita
- An estimated budget and proposed travel dates
The Nam Center for Korean Studies provides support to University of Michigan student organizations that are engaged in Korea-related educational events and activities. To be eligible, the student organization must provide a valid SOAS (Student Organization Accounts Service) shortcode. This application must be submitted to the Nam Center at least 8 weeks prior to the student organization event or activity in order to be considered for funding. The Nam Center will support a maximum of 2 events per academic year, typically for a maximum of $500 annually. Any requests in excess of this will require exceptional deliberation and should be brought to the Center's attention as early as possible (a minimum of one full academic term before the event). If awarded, funding recipients must submit an activity summary that includes event proceedings and the number of participants 3 weeks after the event. Failure to report may render the organization ineligible for Center support in the following academic year.
Required application attachments:
1. Itemized event budget
2. Event description (less than one page)
Required post-event documents
1. Activity summary
2. 10-20 Photos
3. Document submission contact person information
The application can be downloaded here. It must be submitted in person to:
Nam Center for Korean Studies
University of Michigan
1080 South University Ave., Suite 4661
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
The Nam Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Fellowship Program seeks to stimulate and support undergraduate students' interest in exploring various topics about Korea. The Fellows Program welcomes U-M undergraduate students who are invested in studies on Korea, interested in cultivating the Nam Center Fellows community, and committed to become an active member of the Nam Center for Korean Studies. A few highlights of the fellowship include: conducting research on Korea, presenting research papers at U-M USC Undergraduate Fellows Conference, and acting as liaisons between the Nam Center and the campus community.
The fellowship is conferred upon the fellow’s fulfillment of the fellowship requirements. If the fellow fails to abide by the conditions of the fellowship, the Nam Center has the right to annul the fellowship. Please see below for more detailed information on the benefits and requirements of the Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Program
Fellows Program benefits include:
- Participation in the annual U-M USC Undergraduate Fellows Conference (Conference site alternates between U-M and USC each year. This year’s conference will be held at U-M)
- Competitive advantages for Nam Center funding opportunities
- Invitation to attend meetings with distinguished scholars and VIPs'
- Recognition by the Nam Center community as student scholars committed to Korean Studies
Fellows Program requirements include:
- Fellows must volunteer for at least three Nam Center events per semester. Duties may include, but are not limited to event organizing, event setup & takedown, ushering, photo-taking, and video recording.
- Fellows must write a 15-page paper on issues related to Korea which they will present at the U-M USC Undergraduate Fellows Conference. Those who wish to opt out of writing the paper can instead volunteer at minimum five Nam Center events per semester to retain their fellowship.
- Fellows must write a 250-word article on one of the attended events per semester. Articles must be submitted within a month of the event.
How to apply:
If you are interested in being a fellow, please send the following to email@example.com no later than April 30, 2013.
- Resume (please include your UMID, uniqname, address, and phone number)
- A Statement of purpose that explains why you are a good candidate for the Undergraduate Fellows Program (less than 3 pages).
For questions or more information, contact:
Do-Hee Morsman, Center Administrator
734.764.1825 | firstname.lastname@example.org