Center Affiliates: Visitor and Student Programs

The Nam Center for Korean Studies offers various programs for students and visitors to become affiliated with the center, enhance the community of Korean scholars, and increase dialogue between disciplines at the University of Michigan.

Visiting Scholar Program

Nam Center hosts visiting scholars and fellows through its Visiting Scholar Program. Eligible affiliates include faculty holding appointments at other universities, researchers at research institutions, professionals from media and civic organizations, government officials, and artists, who seek to conduct research on topics related to Korea. Residencies typically last 12 months but may be renewable for an additional year. During the residency, the center provides scholars with access to the U-M academic community and its renowned library system. As an affiliate, scholars are expected to take an active role in the Center's academic community and events.

A list of current scholars can be found here.

Please see details regarding the application process here. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however applicants are encouraged to contact the Center at least 4-6 months before the anticipated arrival date.

Undergraduate Fellows Program

The Nam Center's Undergraduate Fellows Program seeks to stimulate and support undergraduate students' interest in exploring various topics about Korea and welcomes students who are invested in studies on Korea, interested in cultivating the Nam Center Fellows community, and committed to becoming an active member of the Nam Center for Korean Studies. A few highlights of the fellowship include: conducting research on Korea, presenting research papers at U-M/USC Undergraduate Fellows Conference, and acting as liaisons between the Nam Center and the campus community.

For pictures from the 2013 exchange, check out the photos on Facebook.

See photos from the 2014 exchange on flickr.

Interested in becoming a fellow next year? See this year's recruiting information for details.

Graduate Fellows Program

The Nam Center's Graduate Fellows Program seeks to stimulate and support graduate student research on Korea. The Nam Center invites graduate students from all disciplines with research interest related to Korean studies to become a Center Fellow and become an active participant in Center events and activities. Fellows receive support for research on Korea, special access to Center visitors and guests, and the opportunity to participate in the U-M student exchange with Seoul National University which is hosted in either Seoul or Ann Arbor every year.