Collage of three images: Koret Fellow Andray Abrahamian standing at a podium (left); Encina Hall colonnade (middle); Kathleen Stephens and Michelle Hsieh during a Koret conference (right).

Koret Fellowship in Korean Studies

Promoting research on contemporary Korean affairs and strengthening U.S.-Korea relations

Call for Applications

The Korea Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center invites applications for the 2019-20 Koret Fellowship. Interested individuals should apply by Friday, March 1, 2019. Scroll down for more details.

About the Koret Fellowship

The Koret Fellowship in Korean Studies brings leading professionals and scholars from Asia and the United States to Stanford to conduct research on contemporary Korean affairs, with the broad aim of strengthening U.S.-Korea ties. The fellowship was established in 2008 by the Korea Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) with generous support by the Koret Foundation.
 
Since its inception, the fellowship has expanded its research focus to include social, cultural, and educational issues in North and South Korea. The Korea Program nominates one Koret fellow each academic year.
 
The Koret fellow participates in the program while undertaking original research on contemporary Korea. The fellow also plays a lead role in organizing the Koret Workshop, a major conference that is held each year at Stanford in conjunction with the Koret fellowship and convenes an international panel of experts in Korean affairs. A public keynote address by a prominent figure is an important feature of the event.
 
Appointments begin in the fall quarter of the academic year. The Koret fellow is provided a monthly stipend for nine months.

 

Book cover: Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea (Routledge, 2018)

Featured Publication: 2016 Koret Workshop Proceedings

Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea (Routledge, 2018) outlines a blueprint for overcoming the challenges to Korea's economic growth, moving beyond the patterns established under export-oriented industrialization.

Application Process

Applications for the 2019-20 Koret Fellowship are invited through Friday, March 1, 2019.
 

Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A short research statement (not to exceed 1,000 words) that describes the research to be undertaken including the topic, methodology, and contribution to the field.

Submissions and Inquiries

Address all application materials and questions to:
 
Heather Ahn
Program Manager, Korea Program
Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
(650) 724-8271

Meet Our Koret Fellow

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Andray Abrahamian

Koret Fellow, 2018-19
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Andray Abrahamian

Koret Fellow, 2018-19

Fellow Spotlight

BBC News Interview

Andray Abrahamian considers what it would take for North Korea to join the IMF.

NK News Interview

Abrahamian weighs in on the prospects for DPRK sanctions relief.

New York Times Interview

Abrahamian explains what's between North Korean gymnastics and Kim Jong Un’s politics.

Former Fellows

 
2017-18 
Kyo-hyun Kim 
Former Senior National Security Advisor to President, Blue House
 
2016-17
Rennie Moon
Current Institution: Yonsei University
 
2015-16
Joon Nak Choi
 
2014-15
Yeon cheon Oh
Former President, Seoul National University
 
2013-14
Kathleen Stephens
 
2012-13
Joon Seok Hong
Current Institution: Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
 
2011-12
Joon-woo Park
Former Ambassador to the EU
 
2010-11
Sang-Hun Choe
Current Institution: New York Times
 
2009-10
Byongwon Bahk
Current Institution: POSCO
 
2008-09
Byung Kwan Kim
Former Deputy commander, ROK-US Combined Forces Command and Commander, Ground Component Command