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Institute of Korean Studies, the Korea-Europe Center Postdoc-Fellowships

News vom 01.01.2021

Institute of Korean Studies, Freie Universität Berlin Korea-Europe Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 20, 2021

Areas: Social Sciences, Political Science; Korea-Europe relations, international relations

The Institute of Korean Studies (IKS) at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Korea-Europe Center. Applicants whose research focuses on (North and South) Korea-Europe relations and/or international relations are especially encouraged to apply.

About the Korea-Europe Center

The Korea-Europe Center, a joint project by the Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, is designed to provide educational opportunities for young scholars, acquiring in-depth knowledge and skills that cover a broad spectrum of Korean studies and enable a career in academia, business, media, international organizations, and interculturally oriented institutions. The project consists of diverse and innovative educational programs, such as a summer school in Korea, special lectures by renowned scholars, forums with experts of diverse fields and specific skills-based workshops.

Fellowship Grant

The fellowship covers a 12-month period with the possibility for an additional year extension. The fellowship provides a stipend of € 30,000 p.a. (health insurance not included).

The postdoctoral fellow will be provided a shared office space and access to the libraries and resources of Freie Universität Berlin.

Fellowship Requirements

Residence in the Berlin area during the fellowship period is required. The fellow is expected to take on an active role in the Korea-Europe Center’s programs and activities, e.g. presenting their own research through the special lecture program at IKS and by organizing events and workshops. The fellow may have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses.

Eligibility and Application Submission

Applicants must hold a doctorate in Korean Studies/East Asian Studies or related discipline (e.g. Political Science or Social Sciences with a focus on Korea). Applicants must demonstrate how their projects will benefit from a fellowship at the Korea-Europe Center. A written and oral proficiency in English and Korean is expected. A basic command of German will be of benefit.

Application Documents (in English)

  • A brief cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal (max. 2000 words)
  • List of Publications
  • At least one letter of recommendation (must be submitted directly by the referee to the email address provided below)
  • Copy of your doctoral degree



Please submit your documents as a single PDF file to daniela.claus-kim[at]fu-berlin.de.

The deadline for the application is 20th January 2020. Interviews will be conducted via video call.

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