The KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research is designed to support rising scholars who have recently earned a PhD of a Korea-related topic to undertake a full-time research at a university or research organization.Go to KF Application Portal
Research activities including the revising of one's doctoral dissertation for publication
Approximately ten per year
Annual research stipend (to be determined by the Foundation in consideration of actual costs)
Twelve months (Fellowship start and end dates to be decided in accordance with the academic year)
Fellowship grant is disbursed in three installments (50%, 40% and 10%) and the second and third installments are awarded after the receipt of mid/final reports.
Fellowship recipients must devote the fellowship period to their research as stated in their proposals. They may teach at the affiliated institution to the extent that teaching activities do not interfere their research activities. (limited to one course per term)
Fellowship recipients must reside in the city of their host institution and participate in various Korea-related academic activities.
Within 15 days after the end of the fellowship period, recipients must submit a report on their research activities during the fellowship period, using the Foundation's report form.
After the fellowship period expires, fellowship recipients must report to the Foundation any research achievements, major activities and any change in their academic career.
Fellowship recipients must revise their dissertation during the fellowship period and publish it as a book or a research paper within five years after the end of the fellowship period.
Please refer to program announcements each year for further details.