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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Distinguished Scholar at Yonsei University

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

Established in April 2003, and reinstated in May 2017, the Distinguished Scholar Award at Yonsei University aims to enhance relations between the peoples of the Republic of Korea and the United States of America, to promote internationalization of Korean higher education, and to increase cooperation for the improvement of education and research at Korean universities.

Distinguished Scholars are sought in all academic disciplines, with awards available for one or two academic semesters (4 or 10 months, respectively). Distinguished scholars are anticipated to participate in the research and academic life of the department in which they are placed, while teaching one course (graduate or undergraduate) each semester of residence. The course for each semester, which will include approximately three hours of in-class instruction per week, will be selected in consultation with the appropriate department at Yonsei University.  

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
4 or 10 months; 10 months is preferred.
Award Dates

Awards must begin in September 2022 or March 2023.


Yonsei University: Main Campus in Shinchon, Seoul, or International Campus in Songdo, Incheon

With roots hailing back to 1885, the history of Yonsei University spans a period of remarkable economic, political, and societal change in Korea. The foundation of the university, springing from the establishment of the first “modern” hospital in the nation on April 10, 1885, under the direction of Dr. Horace Newton Allen, is an apt representation of the longstanding effects of educational and cultural exchange between Korea and the United States, exchange which continues to this day. Considered one of the most “internationalized” universities in Korea, Yonsei is highly regarded as one of Korea’s three “SKY” universities (along with Seoul National University and Korea University), making it a popular educational destination for the international exchange of students and scholars worldwide. Yonsei’s main campus in Sinchon, Seoul boasts 13 colleges and 14 graduate schools housing a number of research centers. Its Songdo International Campus, located in Incheon, was established in 2010.

For more information about Yonsei University, visit www.yonsei.ac.kr.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, and may only apply for travel program funds once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Korea IEA

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