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Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship

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The Donia Human Rights Center, in partnership with the Social Science Korea Human Rights Forum, offers the Korea-Michigan Human Rights Research Fellowship 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, and is enabled by generous funding from the Social Science Korea Human Rights Forum as well as the International Institute.

Successful applicants will 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. In Summer 2023 students will attend International Summer Semester (ISS)  (23 June - 21 July), and the course AI for Social Innovation taught by Dr. Jeong-Woo Koo, Professor, Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Director of the Sungkyunkwan Center for Human Rights and Development, and Manager of SSK Human Rights Forum. After their stay in Korea, fellows are required to submit a 2-4 page report on their research.

Up to two grants of $6,000 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 $630. The balance of the grant money can be used for air travel, local transportation, and other associated costs including meals. Any associated costs beyond $6,000 will have to be covered by the successful applicant.

Read about our past fellows.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
Notification: April 10, 2023

Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship is intended for advanced U-M undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) focusing on international human rights. It is not open to graduating seniors (i.e., students graduating in WN23 or SP/SU23). Students must return to campus for at least one semester after completing this internship.

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Applicants must submit application materials via M-Compass.

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