Visiting Scholars Program

Korean Studies Center Visiting Scholar Program serves to assist the increasing number of international scholars who wish to do research in the field of Korean Studies and related topics. The Center invites five to ten individuals every year who wish to conduct research using George Mason facilities and the Washington D.C. area’s resources, including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian museums. The Center accepts qualified scholars, authors, government executives, and artists based on the research topic and the scholar's ability to contribute to the Center and engage in research related to their academic fields or areas of expertise.

To Apply for Visiting Scholars Program, the following documents below should be sent to the KSC director. (Scholars should plan to apply a minimum of three months before they would like to arrive. Evaluation will take several weeks.)

  1. Comprehensive Research Proposal
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two Recommendation Letters
  4. Proof of Financial Support from Your Institution or Sponsor
  5. Information Request Form

All applications for J-1 visiting scholars are reviewed and processed by the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS). OIPS determines eligibility and advises non-immigrant students, scholars, faculty, and staff at George Mason University. 

For more information about the KSC Visiting Scholar Program, please contact:

Dr. Young-chan Ro
Director, Korean Studies Center
Department of Religious Studies
4400 University Drive, 3F1
Fairfax, Virginia 22030 USA
Tel. 703 993 1292
Fax. 703 993 1297