UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies receives two international grants
The Center for Critical Korean Studies at the University of California, Irvine has received two prestigious grants – one from the Academy of Korean Studies, the other from the Korea Foundation. They provide the UCI unit with more than $1 million for academic and programmatic developments, including a new faculty position.
The Academy of Korean Studies, a division of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Education, awarded a Core University Grant to the center, furnishing 900 million won (about $800,000) over five years. The funding will support faculty research and undergraduate education, graduate student fellowships, and programming that benefits the campus and community. UCI is one of just two institutions in the U.S. to receive the grant – and one of only seven in the world. This is the second time it’s been awarded to the center; in 2016, the Academy of Korean Studies provided 1 billion won (about $850,000) to launch the unit.