Each year, GW Institute for Korean Studies selects one student for the GWIKS Research Assistant Fellowship. The awardee receives full tuition up to 18 credits of tuition remission and a salaried research assistantship working with research, communications, and events implementation at the GW Institute for Korean Studies. For consideration, students must apply to an Elliott School graduate program for the fall semester before the deadline. Applicants must express regional interest in Korea, both on the application for admission and in their statement of purpose. Selected recipients will be notified in mid-March with the admissions decision.
Soeun Lee is a first-year MA student in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in Asian Studies. She studied Economics and International Studies with minor in East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as a writer for UW-Madison’s student-run online foreign magazine, writing articles about international affairs in Trans-pacific region. She focuses her current academic research on trans-pacific and inter-Korea relations.
Grace Kim is a first-year MA student in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in Asian Studies. She studied History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin and focuses her current academic research on Korean history and the U.S. – South Korea relations. She had recently co-authored an article on Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (vol. 18 no. 2, 2018, pp. 225-244.)
Kylan Toohey is a first-year MA student in the Elliott School of International Affairs concentrating in Asian Studies. She studied International Studies and Korean language at the University of Mississippi and enrolled at the Elliott School immediately after graduation in May 2017. She spent her junior year of undergrad abroad at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and focuses her current academic research on Korean modern history and development.