The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is pleased to report that its Center for Korean Research has been awarded a five-year Core University Grant of $896,442 (1 billion Korean won) by the Academy of Korean Studies, a division of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea. Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, will serve as Project Director.
The Center for Korean Research has allocated the majority of the grant funds to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library in the form of graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, adjunct teaching, and Korean collection cataloging. Remaining funds will be used for Center for Korean Research programming, staff support, and the development of Korean studies research networks among institutions in the greater NYC area (with the Center for Korean Research serving as regional hub).
The Center for Korean Research looks forward to working with units associated with the Core University Grant to bolster Korea-related research and teaching at Columbia in the coming years.