Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship

Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship

Call for Applications for Summer 2016


The International Institute‚Äôs Human Rights Initiative in partnership with the Social Science Korea Human Rights Forum seeks applications for a grant to support summer research on human rights in South Korea. This fellowship opportunity is open to University of Michigan graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in studying human rights in Korea. This opportunity is enabled by generous funding from the Social Science Korea Human Rights Forum as well as the International Institute. The successful applicants are expected to spend a few weeks from late June to late July in South Korea to take a seminar course on human rights (taught in English) at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and conduct research on human rights in Korea. After their stay in Korea, they are required to submit a 2-4 page report on their research.


Up to two grants of $3,500 each will be awarded. Students will stay at the international dorm at Sungkyunkwan University, and the cost for a three-week stay there is estimated at around $600. The balance of the grant money can be used for air travel, local transportation, and other associated costs including meals. Any associated costs beyond $3,500 will have to be covered by the successful applicant.


Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan. Applicants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research. Undergraduate students graduating in WN/SP/SU2016 are not eligible to apply. Some Korean languages skills are desirable, but not necessary.


Applications Requirements:

Applicants must submit application materials via MCompass.


A written report based on the project will be required by September 1, 2016.



Applications are due by March 15, 2016.





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