The James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce the Undergraduate 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. The Kim Center will recruit up to five (5) Undergraduate Fellows for the 2023–2024 academic year. Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic merits and demonstrated interest in Korean Studies.


Undergraduate Fellow benefits include:

       Scholarship of $2,000 (disbursed in April 2024) upon fulfilling all requirements as outlined below

       Invitations to meetings with guest speakers for the Korean Studies Colloquium

       Research feedback and opportunity to be mentored by Kim Center-affiliated faculty on Korean Studies-related research projects

       Domestic field trip to a location related to Korean studies 


Undergraduate Fellows are expected to:

       Complete (for credit) at least one non-language Korean Studies course per semester, subject to approval by the Kim Center

       Attend weekly Korean Studies Colloquium (Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm)

       Present original research in the Kim Center Undergraduate Research Symposium

       Organize one cultural event as a team

       Attend monthly meetings with the director


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

To apply, please email the following material to as a single PDF by September 15, 2023. The recommendation letter can be sent separately by faculty:


       Cover letter

       Unofficial transcript

       One faculty letter of recommendation

* Incoming freshmen do not need to submit an unofficial transcript and a letter of recommendation.