[AKS] Call for Applications for the 2021 “Understanding Korea Support Project for NGOs and Alumni”

15:50 18 Jun 2021

Call for Applications for the 2021 “Understanding Korea Support Project for NGOs and Alumni” 

The Center for International Affairs of the Academy of Korean Studies is providing financial support to alumni of Understanding Korea programs. We hope to receive many applications from groups and alumni who are working hard on behalf of the Understanding Korea project.   

○ Eligible Applicants:  Alumni Organizations of Understanding Korea Programs

: Those with experience participating in Understanding Korea programs between 2003 and the present, and who voluntarily are engaged in activities which increase the reach of the reach of the Understanding Korea goals

○ Applications are accepted for programs in the following areas:

  1. Seminars intended to improve understanding of Korean society and culture targeting overseas elementary, middle, and high school faculty, administrations, and/or textbook authors and editors

  2. Events and seminars designed to improve understandings of Korean culture and development which target overseas students (elementary, secondary, and/or university)

  3. Development and compilation of educational materials designed for improving the understanding of Korean society and culture by residents of the home country

○ Amount of Financial Support: Between 7 and 8 million KRW for each project, the amount of support may vary depending on the nature of the project

○ Term of Support: From the conclusion of the agreement to November 30, 2021

○ Application Period: Tuesday, June 14 – Wednesday, 30, 2021

○ Application Method and Documents: Please fill out the “Application Form” (prescribed format) and the “Organizational Activity Report” (including the Organization Representative’s resume; freeform), which can be found through a popup on our website or under the “Notice” tab. The forms may be submitted via email or mailed to the address below.  

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○ Announcement of Results: Friday, July 16, 2021 (Subject to change; successful applicants will also be contacted individually)

○ Please direct questions and applications to:

  • Address: Academy of Korean Studies, Center for International Affairs

    Understanding Korea Project Office

    Munhyeonggwan Room 108

    Haogae-ro 323, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do

    Republic of Korea  13345

  • Program Manager: Dr. Ki-hong Chang, Researcher, Understanding Korea Project Office

  • E-mail: