Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Program (continued)


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.

For pictures from the 2013 exchange, check out the photos on Facebook.

See photos from the 2014 exchange on flickr.

Fellows Program benefits:

  • Membership in a community of undergraduates committed to Korean Studies and recognition by the Center community
  • One academic credit per term for successful completion
  • Participation in the annual Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference (The conference site alternates between U-M and USC each year.)
  • Eligibility for a Top Conference Paper Award
  • Exclusive Undergraduate Fellows Summer Funding Opportunity to be used for language training, research, internship, or study abroad (Awarded to one Fellow annually)
  • Competitive advantages for Nam Center funding opportunities
  • Invitation to attend meetings with distinguished guests

Fellows Program requirements:

  • Fellows must attend three guest lectures and volunteer for at least two public 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 Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference. Those who wish to opt out of writing the paper can instead complete short response papers to colloquium and other guest lectures to retain their fellowship

How to apply:
If you are interested in being a fellow, please send the following to ncks.info@umich.edu no later than March 31

  • Resume (please include your UMID, uniqname, address, and phone number)
  • A one-page statement of purpose that explains why you are a good candidate for the Undergraduate Fellows Program

For questions or more information, contact:

Do-Hee Morsman, Center Administrator
734.764.1825 | dmorsman@umich.edu