Fellowships & Grants
2016-2017




Welcome to the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. English is the official language of the Foundation. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers or essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the Foundation supports use English only.

Fellowships
The deadline for the receipt of fellowship applications is December 1, 2015. Successful recipients will be notified by e-mail in late-January. The fellowship term is September 1 through August 31, but can be adjusted with permission from the foundation. If a recipient receives another fellowship or grant, he/she must report it to the foundation. The foundation may adjust the amount of the fellowship award accordingly.

Visiting Studentship: Candidates must be registered in a Masters or PhD program at a university or approved research institute in East Asia, working on topics relevant to the Foundation. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from an academic referee familiar with the candidate’s work, and the other from the host institution confirming that it is willing to host the candidate during the period of the fellowship. A detailed plan of the work that the candidate intends to carry out at the host institution is required. All applications must be accompanied by a certificate of English language proficiency from an internationally recognized test, such as TOFEL or IELTS. The D. Kim Foundation will conduct either Skype or personal interviews for the final selection. The duration of fellowship is six to twelve months. The elected candidate must normally stay at the host institution during the whole of the fellowship period. The amount of the fellowship is up to US$ 45,000. The final amount will be decided later in accordance with the elected candidate’s specific circumstances.

Post-doctoral Fellowship: One fellowship (up to $55,000) will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the previous 5 years. Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution; the host institution cannot be changed without permission from the foundation.

Dissertation Fellowship: One or two fellowships (up to $25,000 each) will be awarded annually to Ph.D candidates who are writing their dissertations. Applicants should include at least two draft chapters with their application.

     
Grants
The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be notified by e-mail in late-January. If a recipient receives another fellowship or grant, he/she must report it to the foundation.

Traveling/Research Grant: Several grants (up to $2,500 each) will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or for short-term research projects (less than a month). Those applicants who do not reside in the United States, please contact the foundation to check for eligibility.


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