CKR Research

Graduate Student Research Grants 2022

UBC graduate students presenting at a conference or workshop, or needing to travel for Korea-related research, may apply to the CKR Graduate Student Research-Travel Grant for reimbursement of conference- or research-related travel expenses, up to a maximum limit of CDN $4,000. If the CKR approves your request for support, you will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts for travel expenses and a short final report.  Research related to a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis will be given preference.  An application should include:

  1. proposed budget
  2. maximum two-page proposal, including an explanation of why you need to make the trip and the anticipated dates of the trip. In the case of workshop- or conference travel, please provide evidence of acceptance as a presenter.
  3. email of support from a UBC faculty member.
  4. indication of other sources of funding applied for (and amounts) and whether or not you have applied for and received CKR funding before. Applicants who are applying for the first time will be given first consideration, but all applications will be considered.
  5. The deadline is Friday, March 18, 2022.

The application should be submitted to: <>


Competitive Funding for Short-Term (6 to 18 months) Faculty Projects

The Centre for Korean Research is pleased to offer funding support up to a maximum of $12,000 for the following types of project led by UBC tenure-stream faculty and postdoctoral fellows working on Korea-related projects:

a) focused faculty-led workshops
b) publication and/or dissemination of research results related to Korea (including publication subventions, copy-editing, indexing, etc., in the case of contracted works)
c) development of Korea-related teaching resources for use at UBC

Interested applicants should submit a short (maximum 5-page) application and budget to <>

The deadline is Friday, April 15, 2022.


Bursaries for UBC graduate students to study Advanced Academic Korean at the Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at SKKU (IUC at SKKU:

The CKR is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, funding up to CDN $20,000 to defray tuition and living costs for a UBC graduate student attending the IUC at SKKU for one or both terms during the regular academic session. A bursary of CDN $5000 is offered for participation in the IUC at SKKU summer term, but applicants cannot apply for both the regular term and the summer term.