D. Kim Foundation Fellowships and Grants
The D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia, 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, and essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the Foundation support uses English only.
The deadline for fellowship applications is December 1, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail in early February. 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.
One or two fellowships ($55,000 each) will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the previous five years. Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution; the host institution cannot be changed without permission from the Foundation.
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 studentship. 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 Foundation will conduct either Skype or personal interviews for the final selection. The duration of the fellowship is six to twelve months. The candidate selected must normally stay at the host institution during the whole of the studentship period. The amount of the studentship is up to US$45,000. The final amount will be decided later in accordance with the candidate’s specific circumstances.
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 two draft chapters with their application.
Several grants (up to $2,500 each) will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling for short-term research projects (less than a month). All applications must include the description of the research purpose and the detailed outline of the budget (travel, accommodation and library fees, if applicable). Travel must be made between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. If a recipient receives another grant, he/she must report it to the foundation. Deadline for submission: December 1, 2018.
Conference/Workshop Grant (NEW)
Several grants (up to $2,500 each) will be awarded twice a year to scholars who plan to present papers at international conferences or workshops. All applications must include the abstract (or paper), and a detailed outline of budget (transportation, lodging, and registration). If possible, they should also include a letter from conference/workshop organizers confirming that the proposed paper or panel has been accepted. While applications will still be considered if such confirmation is not yet available, no grant payment will be made until official confirmation of acceptance has been provided. If a recipient receives another grant, he/she must report it to the foundation.
- Please fill out the online form.
- You will receive a confirmation email and instructions to upload the following required application materials:
- Cover letter (one page)
- Applicant information form (word document download from website)
- Abstract (one page)
- Project proposal
- Writing samples (Dissertation Fellowship only)
- Certificate of English-language proficiency (Visiting Studentship only)
Two letters of recommendation must be directly sent to the Foundation by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). For applicants of the Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Visiting Studentship, an additional letter of invitation from the host institution is required.
- Deadline 1 (May 1, 2018), if the meeting is held between July1, 2018 and January 31, 2019
- Deadline 2 (December 1, 2018), if the meeting is held between February 1 and June 30, 2019.
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