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Sunday, November 9, 2008

The POSCO TJ Park Foundation & POSCO Research Institute Year 2009 Research Grants for Asian Studies

The POSCO TJ Park Foundation ( is an independent and
non-profit organization fully financed by POSCO, one of global leading
The Foundation has been contributing to the future of our society and
Asia by expanding its range of the social responsibilities through
cultivating leadership for the next generation, realizing Asian
networking, and sharing project for public interests.

To facilitate mutual understanding and development in Asia, the
Foundation and the POSCO Research Institute (POSRI) (
have launched the Research Grants for Asian Studies and collects
comprehensive area studies on Asia in liberal arts and social sciences
fields as follows.

The goal of the POSCO TJ Park Foundation Research Grants is to support
Asian studies to promote mutual understanding and cooperation in Asia,
so that the research themes are generally open to fields of liberal arts
and social sciences such as history, archeology, science of religion,
geography, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, literature, psychology,
management, economics, etc.
Research themes for this year are:

[Designated Topics]
1) Succession and Development of Traditional Culture in Asian Regions,
2) Creative Union between Asian Culture and Western Culture,
3) Cultural Transformation caused by Social, Economic, or Political Changes
in Asian Regions, or

[Free Topics]
4) Other topics in the fields of liberal arts and social sciences to
promote mutual
understanding and cooperation in Asia in the 21st century.

Make a proposal of research project and carry it out, suggesting new
theories or analyses related to Asian region through empirical studies,
field studies or literature studies
The qualified applicants are full-time faculty members and research
staff at universities in Asia
The value amount of grant is up to US$15,000 per project. (Researchers
are requested to make application after calculating proper budget
according to each subject. The value amount of grant can be adjusted
after discussions on application.)

Duration of grant: March 1, 2009 ~ February 15, 2010 (within one year)
DECEMBER 1, 2008
Announcement of results: the Foundation will notify individually to
and announce it on the Website in February 2009

All applications should be submitted via e-mail by the advertised date to
Program Director Seung Pyo HONG (Mr.)
POSCO TJ Park Foundation
29th Floor, Glass Tower Bldg, 946-1
Daechi 3-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 135-708

* e-mail:
* Application forms also can be downloaded from

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