The American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a graduate student teaching fellowship, now in its seventh year, with sponsorship from the Korea Foundation (KF). The fellowship provides seed funding for establishing a new Korean program or expanding an existing program at a college in the North America. The funding is available for one year for a maximum of USD 12,000, and can be renewed for one more year pending a successful renewal application.  The application should be submitted by a faculty in charge of or setting up a Korean language program.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, the application form (see the link below), the applicant’s CV, and an endorsement letter from the department chair or relevant administrator by March 1, 2013.

The following situations will be considered as eligible for seeking the funding: 

1) Starting a new Korean language program, or upgrading an existing tutorial/self-instructional/critical language program to a regular program

2) Introducing a separate track system (e.g. parallel courses for “heritage” and “non-heritage” students) or a different course type (e.g. accelerated or intensive courses)  

3) Adding new courses and expanding course offerings (e.g. higher level courses)

4) Increasing the number of course sections to accommodate larger enrollments     

The funds must be used to hire a graduate student for classroom teaching, which could range from teaching a course on their own, to being in charge of a section or sections of a course coordinated by the main instructor, to conducting drill/practice sessions as part of a course under the supervision of the instructor.  

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the AATK officers and a KF representative. The selection will be based on assessments of whether:

·      the need is valid and well-founded,

·      the graduate TA’s role and responsibilities are well-defined with proper guidance/direction,

·      the department/unit is supportive and committed enough to continue or upgrade the TA support after the funding has expired,

·       the program exhibits a significant growth or development potential.  

All application material should be submitted electronically to Dr. Joowon Suh, the Executive Secretary (suh@princeton.edu), by March 1, 2013.  The review and notification of the results will be completed by March 31, 2013.    


If you have any questions, send them to:

Dr. Joowon Suh, Executive Secretary of AATK
Department of East Asian Studies

Princeton University

211 Jones Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544

(609) 258-8322 [O] | 258-6984 [F]



Download application forms:

KF-AATK TAship Application_2013.doc 

KF-AATK TAship Application_2013.pdf





Prof. Hae-Young Kim, President of AATK
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Duke University
Box 90414
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4364 [O] | 681-7871 [F]