Postdoc Fellowship


To recognize outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows in the United States who excel in academics and research.

Scholarships Information


Online application only ( Other materials, including essay, must be submitted Online in PDF format. The maximum file size for each is 2MB.

Application Materials

1. Curriculum Vitae (including education, work experience, publications, extracurricular activities, and involvement in KSEA and Korean community activities).  

2. Essay: Describe your most meaningful achievements, current postdoctoral research plans, and how they relate to your field in industry or academia. (800 words limit)

3. Evidence of doctoral degree. You may submit a scanned copy of your doctoral diploma or degree certificate letter (PDF) online, (The maximum file size for each is 2 MB) but you MUST upload them to KSEA for verification.

4. Two recommendation letters: One letter must be from your current postdoctoral advisor. The other can be preferably from a professor or a current/former KSEA official such as an Executive Committee member, local professional Chapter President, or a Councilor. Current Scholarship Committee members cannot write a recommendation letter.

5. Recommendation Letters: 

1) The recommendation letter should have a letterhead and a signature on it (it could be a scanned letter).

2) The email address of the sender shows the institution that the person who writes the letter is affiliated with (emails using Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, etc. accounts are not acceptable).

3) Once recommender's information is included on the application, a link to upload recommendation letters will be automatically sent to the recommenders. Please note that the recommenders' information cannot be changed once added. In case the link to upload the recommendation letter cannot be delivered to the recommenders, the letters can be submitted to via email.

4)The email address of your two recommenders cannot be changed after you add them to your application.

6. No supplemental materials beyond the above will be accepted.

Evaluation Criteria

Application Deadline

Deadline: 5:00 PM (ET) March 31, 2024

Announcement and Award Presentation

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please contact:

KSEA Scholarship Committee
1952 Gallows Rd., Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182
phone: 703-748-1221, fax: 703-748-1331