Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship

Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship

Call for Applications for Summer 2014


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 up to $3,500 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/SU2014 are not eligible to apply. Some Korean languages skills are desirable, but not necessary.


Applications Requirements:

Applicants must submit the following application materials:

  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including: proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • Budget
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Unofficial University of Michigan transcript


A written report based on the project will be required by September 1, 2014.



Applications are due by Friday, April 18, 2014 by 5pm



Email Applications to:   is-fellowships@umich.edu


Mail Applications to:   Program in International and Comparative Studies

                                    International Institute

                                    1080 S. University, Suite 2660

                                    Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Phone:                        734.763.3639