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Fulbright Scholar Award

Peace Studies (Teaching)

East Asia and the Pacific


Award Details
Award Activity

With the reunification of East and West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Korean peninsula became one of the last places on earth in which it could be said that one nation, sharing a common language, culture, history, and people, remained split in two. This fact has prompted some individuals to refer to North and South Korea as the only divided country in the world, the legacy of a war which technically never ended as peace came through an armistice signed in 1953.

In this context, the Korean peninsula presents a unique environment for the study and discussion of peace as historical events are visibly interwoven with those of the present day. The Peace Studies Program at Kyung Hee University is open to individuals interested in contributing to this study and discussion by teaching graduate courses for one or two semesters (4 or 10 months, respectively) at Kyung Hee University’s Graduate Institute of Peace Studies in Namyangju, Gyeonggi.

Peace Studies Scholars at Kyung Hee University are anticipated to complete three hours of in-class instruction per week, with an average course size of eight to 15 students. Courses should focus on the causes of armed conflict; how to develop ways to prevent and resolve war, genocide, terrorism and gross violations of human rights; or how to build peaceful and just systems and societies. Scholars are also expected to assist with curriculum development and to advise students.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

4 or 10 months

Awards must begin September 1, 2022 or March 1, 2023.

Locations Text

The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Gwangneung Campus, Namyangju, Gyeonggi

Established in 1984, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University represents its long history in the pursuit of peace under its founder and first president, Dr. Young Seek Choue. Tracing its roots to 1949, Kyung Hee University originated as a two-year college in Busan. Plagued by debt early on in its history, under Dr. Choue’s leadership, the university transformed itself, moving forward even in the midst of the war to become a four-year college in 1952. In 1954, after the conclusion of the Korean War, Kyung Hee’s campus was relocated to Seoul. Today, the university has three campuses, including the main campus in Seoul, a global campus in Suwon, and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies campus in Namyangju (known as the Gwangneung Campus).

Founded, as it was, amidst the turmoil and aftermath created by years of colonization and war, Kyung Hee University has taken an active interest in development and reform throughout its history, establishing the Institute for Underdeveloped Society Studies in the 1960s, the Goodwill, Cooperation, and Service (GCS) Research Institute and the International Peace Research Institute in the 1970s, and finally the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies in the 1980s. In recognition of the university’s efforts towards the cause of peace, it was awarded a UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 1993, making it the first educational institute to receive this award. Dr. Choue was also personally recognized for his efforts towards the cause of peace as the recipient of a UN Special Award of Meritorious Service for Peace in 1996.

For more information about Kyung Hee University, visit www.khu.ac.kr.

For more information about the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, visit gip.khu.ac.kr.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Area Studies, non- U.S.
History, American
History, non- U.S.
Political Science
Religious Studies
Areas of Interest

East Asian Comparative Studies; Global Governance; International Security Policies; Human Rights and Democracy; the United Nations and Global Peace; Peace and Conflict Resolution; Regional Politics and Economy; Regional Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region; U.S. Politics; Diplomacy and Negotiation

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

Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics

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

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
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist

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