Courtesy of the Korea Foundation, who are generously funding our new Exchange Program for Australasian Lecturers (EPAL), the KSAA is delighted to invite applications from institutes around Australia and New Zealand for funding to host/invite a scholar based in Australia or New Zealand to give a talk or run a seminar on a Korean Studies-related topic.   

Purpose: to increase exposure of Korean Studies and foster exchanges among Korean studies PhDs/academics. 

How to apply: please submit by email the following: a) detail on (incl. purpose of) the event and name of scholar (max. ± 500 words); b) itemised budget.  

Procedure: The KSAA committee will deliberate applications (via email correspondence) roughly within a week. The KSAA Treasurer will distribute reimbursements (so please keep receipts). We kindly ask successful applicants to indicate in all relevant public announcements and publications that the exchange was made possible by the EPAL program funded by The Korea Foundation.

Selection criteria: The budget can include airfare and ground transportation, as well as accommodation, and food. We would expect a speaker invited from relatively far away to be given one night’s accommodation. In principle only the speaker’s costs can be covered, but a small group lunch or dinner may definitely be included in the budget if it is within reason. When it comes to the scholar to be invited, priority will be given to PhD candidates and ECRs (Early Career Researchers), and academics who are teaching and/or research-active. Limited to two invited talks (by different speakers) per institute per annum, with the aggregate maximum cost currently set at AUD $1,350 (per event/application).