Korea Studies

Summer POSCO Scholarship in Korean Studies (Graduate)

Amount: 
Up to $1000
Purpose of grant: 
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Eligibility: 
  • Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies
Region: 
Korea

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Summer POSCO Scholarship in Korean Studies (Undergraduate)

Amount: 
Up to $500
Purpose of grant: 
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer
Eligibility: 
  • Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies
Region: 
Korea

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer.

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Academic Year POSCO scholarship in Korean Studies (Graduate)

Amount: 
Up to $1500
Purpose of grant: 
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Eligibility: 

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.

            Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate

            Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

Region: 
Korea

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Academic Year POSCO scholarship in Korean Studies (Undergraduate)

Amount: 
Up to $1000
Purpose of grant: 
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year
Eligibility: 

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.

            Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate

            Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Asian Studies Center Student Group Event

Amount: 
up to $300 per event
Deadline details: 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Purpose of grant: 
The ASC student group event funding is meant to allow student groups which plan on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. Awards are capped at $300.
Eligibility: 

All registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and upload

  1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
  2. An Itemized budget for the event
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$5,000 of tuition + a stipend of $2,500
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

Fellows must be enrolled in an intensive program of language study.

  1. The study program must provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.
  2. Study programs must be approved by the Asian Studies Center.
  3. Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Chinese and Japanese only at third-year level or above.  Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Korean at the second-year level or above.
  4. The language program must consist of at least 140 classroom hours for second-year courses; 120 hours for third or fourth-year courses.
  5. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
  6. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.
  7. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study. These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$10,000 of tuition + a stipend of $5,000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the 2-semester full academic year (no semester awards).  Fellows must be enrolled in a language course and an East Asia-focused, non-language area studies course during each semester of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at second-year level or above.. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

 

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

In some cases, the Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. For students who have other sources of funding for the 2022-23 academic year, contact the Asian Studies Center before applying for this Fellowship. Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships will only be awarded for the study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount: 
Tuition + a stipend of approximately $18,000
Deadline details: 

Application packets should be submitted directly to your department chair according to their departmental deadline (which in all cases will be before February 15), rather than to the centers. Separate application packets must be submitted when applying to more than one center.  CHECK YOUR DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL FLAS DEADLINE!

Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Fellows must be enrolled in a ‘content course’ related to their language of study and a language course each term of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at the second-year level or above. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia

Application packets should contain the following materials. (It is no longer necessary to submit four copies.) Only completed application packets will be accepted.  Submit completed application packets to your department.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Korea Studies Research Grant

Amount: 
$1000-$2000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports faculty research or conference presentations focused on North or South Korea
Eligibility: 

This grant covers travel expenses, research or conference expenses, and incidentals for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Korean studies OR exploratory Korean Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for one year of research. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.

Region: 
Korea
  • Application form (here)
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Korean Studies Graduate Student Conference Presentation Grants

Amount: 
$600 (international); $300 (domestic)
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu)

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Korean studies-related conference papers
Eligibility: 

Grant is available to MA and doctoral students in Korean studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.

Region: 
Korea

Application should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Application materials should all be submitted online to the email below and should include:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371