KRF is in charge of managing large sums of the government’s research funds. It provides research grants to universities and faculty members. It also conducts surveys and writes evaluations on universities’ research. Faculty members and researchers can apply to various research support programs on the website.
- General information about Korea
The Korea Foundation (Korean: 한국국제교류재단, Hanja: 韓國國際交流財團) is in the Diplomatic Center Building in Seocho-gu, Seoul, near Yangjae Subway Station and Mirae esset building, near Cheonggyecheon in South Korea. It was established in 1991 by the Korea Foundation Act (No.4414 / promulgated on December 14, 1991) with the aim to enhance the image of Korea in the world and also to promote academic and cultural exchange programs. It is an independent organization affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since its establishment in 1978, the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) has made conspicuous achievements in the field of Korean studies by conducting in-depth research and education on Korean culture. Thus, it has grown as a prominent academic research institute that attracts attention both in and out of the country. The Academy’s research achievements are now widely used as a basis of a new momentum towards a promising future of the country as well as the academic world. Korea has achieved rapid growth within a relatively short period of time and is now playing important roles in the international community as a member of the OECD and a hosting country of the G20 Summit in 2010. On the contrary, the overall development of people’s mindset and the ethical criteria or norms of social behavior held by them has not been as smooth. In order to take Korea beyond its fulfilled dream of becoming a developed country to a country with mature social environment as well as economic prosperity that can be a new example for others to follow, we believe a new, advanced values established upon the Korean cultural identity should be settled. The AKS will do its best to indicate desirable directions for the country through the academic studies that it carries out, with the focus on shedding light on the country’s past, present, and future, and to provide a venue for academic learning that will lay the theoretical basis for a country with mature values whose cultural prestige matches its industrial development.
THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea. ...More >
7. the Sejong Cultural Society
Based in Chicago, IL, the Sejong Cultural Society was founded in 2004. It is a not-for-profit organization. The Sejong Cultural Society strives to advance awareness and understanding of Korea's cultural heritage amongst people in the United States by reaching out to the younger generations through contemporary creative and fine arts. It is our hope that, through this, the rich culture behind Korea's colorful history will be accessible to people of any ethnicity and nationality while being a unique part of the larger, more familiar Western culture, and that such harmonizing of the two cultures will create a better understanding between them. ...More >