The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is pleased to announce the Graduate Fellow Award, aimed at students who are involved in the study of Korea and interested in active participation in the university’s Korean studies program. Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic merits and demonstrated interest in Korean studies. Applicants for this one-year award should be graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants at the early stage of a master or doctoral program. This award aims to help graduate students develop a research project involving Korea(n) as a main focus or in comparative perspective that can evolve as a dissertation or thesis.   


Graduate Fellow benefits include:

• Scholarship of $2,500 (disbursed in April 2022) upon fulfilling all requirements as outlined below

• Mentorship opportunity by Kim Program-affiliated faculty on the project

• Invitations to meetings with guest speakers for the Korean Studies Colloquium


Graduate Fellows are expected to:

• Reside in the Philadelphia area;

• Complete the research proposal as planned;

• Present a research outcome in the Kim Program Graduate Student Workshop;

• Attend Korean Studies Colloquium Series and Conferences;

• Help to organize Graduate Student Conference; and

• Attend monthly meetings with the director.


If the fellow fails to complete the requirements of the award, the Kim Program maintains the right to annul the award.

To apply, please email the following material to as a single PDF by March. 22, 2021:

•    CV

•    Research Proposal (max. 1,000)

•    Unofficial transcript

•    One faculty letter of recommendation


Questions can be directed to: 

Seok Lee, Associate Director