The Korea Foundation supports the establishment of professorships in the field of Korean studies and Korean language to universities abroad equipped with a certain level of ground work necessary for Korean studies and have future growth potential.
Under this program, the KF funds the establishment and operation of two types of professorships: (1) tenure track position,in which the recipient university agrees to permanently maintain the position from its own resources after the termination of the KF’s support, and (2) endowed chair position, in which the recipient university operates a permanent professorship with the KF through a jointly created endowment fund.
The KF provides partial funds touniversities abroad seeking to hire contract faculty members (non-tenuretrack) with the goal of creating or expanding their Korean studies or Korean language program.
The Korea Foundation selects and sends visiting professors from Korea to overseas universities that wish to open orexpand regular Korean studies and/or Korean language courses, but are experiencing difficulty in staffing the faculty team with suitable candidates.
|Professorship Support||Teaching Staff EmploymentSupport||Dispatch of Visiting Professors|
|Eligibility||Overseas universities that wish to newly establish professorships of Korean language and/or studies||Overseas universities that are operating or plan to operate education and research programs for Korean studies and/or Korean language programs|
|Programs||Korean language and Korean studies courses (humanities and social sciences)|
|Areas||Tenure Track Positions,
Endowed Chair Positions
|Fraction of instructors' salaries according to the salary level of universities (housing, payment forassistant/secretary, hiring/administration expenses, and indirect expenses are not supported)||(For visiting professors)
Travel expenses, round trip flights (economy, 1 round trip), travel insurance, etc.
|Period||3 to 5 years||1 year||1 to 2 years|
|Apply||Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System (http://apply.kf.or.kr).
For more information, please refer to the program announcement of the corresponding year.