Funding Opportunities

A key aim of the network is to provide funding opportunities that can promote and enhance research on Korean language and society.

Read below for information about available funding opportunities.


OPEN NOW: Summer 2022 funding for Early Career Researchers

The network would like to announce summer research 2022 funding for three early career researchers with awards of up to £1,000 pounds (or 1,500,000 KRW).

A core aim of the network is to support early career researchers who work on areas of Korean language and society, in fields such as sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, linguistics, or related disciplines. Because field-based research has been affected by the pandemic, this funding will allow junior researchers to resume or undertake research that has been delayed. The category 'early career researchers' includes academic researchers at the Masters, PhD, or Post-doc level, as well as those in non-permanent jobs who are within five years of a PhD.

Funding Parameters

Funding is available under the UKRI's definition of 'travel and subsistence' which covers some of following categories:

  1. Travel for research purposes, including international travel

  2. Research expenses, excluding equipment purchases

  3. Conference attendance

  4. Subsistence expenses during research activities

Eligibility: funding is available to current ECRs with active research projects that focus on a sociolinguistic aspect of Korean language, broadly defined. Priority will be given to researchers at network-partner universities.

How to Apply

To apply for the funding, answer the following questions through the link below:

  1. Summary of current research project (500 words)

  2. Description of use of funds and justification (250 words)

  3. Description of how research activities have been affected by the pandemic (100 words)

  4. Applications may be submitted in English or Korean. 

Deadline for applications is May 5, 2022. Awards will be announced on May 15th. Funds will be distributed shortly after. 

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