Prospectus of International Scholar Exchange Fellowship for the year 2012-2013


The purpose of International Scholar Exchange Fellowship program is to enhance international exchange and cooperation in learning to promote mutual understanding and academic advancement among various cultural groups. To this end, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies supports academically qualified scholars who wish to carry out advanced research at leading universities or research institutions in Korea.

Fields of research

Humanities and social sciences


*Business administration

*Political sciences










Energy related fields

*Petrochemical engineering and related fields

Information science and technology

*Electrical engineering (electronic science)


*Computer science and related fields

Life science

Eligible applicants

*University faculty members and institutional researchers from countries in Asia and the Middle East

Those not eligible:

– Persons already researching in Korea

– Persons whose prime interest is to teach in Korea

Qualification of applicants

*Those who are 50 years of age or younger, as of submission deadline

*Those who have a doctoral and candidate degrees, Ph.D

*Applicants should be able to carry out research in English or Korean

Research period

* 1 year

– 2012/09/01 – 2013/08/31

* 6 month

– 2012/09/01 – 2013/02/28

– 2013/03/01 – 2013/08/31

Application materials

1) application form (online application)

2) Statement of proposed activity

3) Three letters of recommendation

4) Certificate of Employment

5) Typical research performance: 2 books, or 2 research papers, or 1 book and 1 research paper (an abstract in English within 300 words must be submitted for each book or research paper)

Submission of applicants

Applicants must submit the application documents to KFAS.


1) Application deadline to Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies: February 24, 2012

2) Announcement of results: March 31, 2012

Details of Financial support

*Research expenses

– 2, 200, 000 won per month

(Approximately USD 2, 000)

– 1, 000, 000 won after successfully submitting a final research paper

– Initial settlement support

1, 000, 000 won (one-time payment)

*Round trip airfare

Economy-class round trip airfare between the airport nearest to the laureate’s residential place and Seoul

*Medical insurance

Research support program

*Access to the library

*Lending of study facilities

*Research Activities Support program

*Korean Language Class

*Cultural tours

*Industrial Site Visits