EAS Summer Awards (Korea)

Korean Language Program, Internship and Research Project Support

The department of East Asian Studies supports summer Korean Language instruction/immersion programs, research projects, and internships in Korea to selected students. 

All registered Brown undergraduate students who are returning to Brown the following September are eligible to apply. Students graduating in May before the summer in question may not apply. Preference will be given to East Asian Studies concentrators, and to those students with a demonstrated commitment to continued Korean language study at Brown. 

For Concentrators in East Asian Studies

The Department seeks to encourage concentrators to pursue intensive language training, research, and other opportunities for learning related to Korea, and offers the following support for those activities. 

  • East Asian Studies concentrators writing an honors thesis using Korean language sources to support their research. Funds may be used for travel to archives or other sites associated with the research project. Students will normally apply for support in the second semester of their junior year, and begin work on the project in the summer between junior and senior year. 

To apply for the Independent or Thesis Research Support, students should submit the following to the EAS Program Coordinator no later than March 15, 2017 at 5pm:

  • Online application form 
  • Resume
  • Student Transcript (directly from BannerWeb is sufficient) 
  • Research Project (under 1000 words)
  • Itemized Budget (estimated travel, lodging and living expenses, etc.) 
  • Letter of support emailed directly from thesis or research project faculty advisor 

For Concentrators in East Asian Studies and Non-Concentrators

  • Undergraduates planning to attend summer language programs in Korea may apply to the Department. Funds can be applied to defray the cost of tuition, travel, or living costs for those programs. 
  • The Department will support students pursuing eight to ten week unpaid or minimally paid summer internships in Korea. Students wishing to take unpaid or poorly paid positions with NGOs, companies, or government agencies, may apply these awards toward travel, lodging, or living costs. 

The Department will provide up to $2,500 (in total) for language program, internship, and research support. 

Application Requirements

To apply for the Summer Language Instruction Support, students should submit the following to the EAS Program Coordinator no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5pm: 

  • Online application form (in Google Forms) 
  • Resume
  • Student transcript (directly from BannerWeb is sufficient) 
  • Proposed plan of study (under 1000 words) 
  • Letters of acceptance and financial aid awards (if relevant), as they become available (scanned or emailed copies are preferable) 

To apply for the Summer Internship Support, students should submit the following to the EAS Program Coordinator no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5pm: 

  • Online application form (in Google Forms) 
  • Resume
  • Student transcript (directly from BannerWeb is sufficient) 
  • Project proposal (under 1000 words)
  • Itemized budget (estimated travel, lodging and living expenses, etc.)
  • Letter of support from the sponsor of the internship (scanned or emailed copies are preferable) 
  • Letter of recommendation emailed directly from an East Asian Studies faculty member

Please include the following in your proposal: 

  • Why you chose your program/internship
  • What your plans and goals are during your program/internship
  • What you hope to bring back to Brown from your time in Korea

All reward recipients will be expected to sign a declaration of the statement below:

I understand that if I receive an East Asian Studies summer support award, it is solely applicable to the program or project described in this application and cannot be transferred to a different program/project, or used for purposes other than tuition, airfare, or living expenses associated with the program of instruction or proposed project.  

Should I receive an award, I agree to submit a mandatory reflective essay or digital narrative about my experience by [date to be determined].  I agree that I will not accept funding from East Asian Studies in excess of financial need for the program attended or project undertaken.

Applications will be reviewed by departmental faculty, and award recipients will be notified no later than Monday, April 3, 2017. 

Please contact the EAS Program Coordinator (jessica_cho@brown.edu) with any questions.