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Korea Foundation Fellowship

In partnership with the Seoul-based Korea Foundation, Pacific Forum is pleased to host a resident and nonresident fellowship exclusively for Korean nationals.

The Korea Foundation Fellowship assists individuals with an advanced degree or pursuing a Ph.D. in obtaining research and professional experience in one of the world’s leading foreign policy and security studies think tanks. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and learn from globally recognized academic, business, government, and military leaders, as well as leading policy experts, to help shape their thinking about critical security challenges faced by Korea and the larger Indo-Pacific region. Fellows will also connect with and build their peer networks with counterparts from across the region.

Applications are currently open for the Non-resident Korea Foundation Fellowship.

The resident fellow will undertake a self-directed research project on Korean foreign policy or US-Korea relations under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associate and be active participants in the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program.

Nonresident fellows will complete a self-directed research project on Korea foreign policy or US-Korea relations under the guidance of Pacific Forum senior staff or associates during the course of their fellowship.

Eligibility and How to Apply:

  • Korean national
  • 20’s to 30’s
  • Current graduate or Ph.D. student researching foreign policy, international relations, political science or a related field (or within one year of graduation)
  • Fluent in English with minimum TOEIC score 850, TOEFL score 100 (IBT score)/250 (CBT), TEPS score 750
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Predominately completed studies in Korea

To apply for the Korea Foundation Fellowship, please complete the Resident and/or Nonresident Korea Foundation Fellowship online application form and include all materials listed below. All materials must be written in English. Any statement in your application that is found to be false will be grounds for disqualification.

  • Statement of purpose (explaining why you are interested in this fellowship)
  • Research proposal outlining what foreign policy or security-related question you plan to research while at Pacific Forum and what your expected outcomes will be (Abstract max. 250 words, proposal max. 1,500 words)
  • Letter of Recommendation from an academic advisor at your university
  • Certificate of enrollment or graduation from your university
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Currently valid English test score (TOEIC, TOEFL, TEPS, etc.)

Current Resident Fellow:


Current Nonresident Fellows: