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KIEP Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship Program

The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) welcomes you to join the Fellowship Program.

In 2009, the Fellowship Program was launched with a view to advancing cross-border exchanges of knowledge, information, insight and expertise among scholars with different backgrounds.

Since its inception, KIEP assumed the role as a regional hub for economic research, networking, and interdisciplinary collaboration among fellows. To this day, the Fellowship Program strives to become one of the most inspiring programs in our institute, generating compelling research results and building a wide network in the region.

KIEP has two Fellowship Programs. For details, please see the program brochure below.

Expertise of the KIEP

KIEP is ranked 34th (highest in Korea) among the 6,486 global think tanks, according to the 2016 GGTTTI (Global Go To Think Tank Index) Report. Our institute is home to many eminent researchers in the region who have expertise and experiences in all fields of economic policy. Our global network includes prestigious research institutes, and organizations that have unique insight into the distinctive economic conditions of each country and region.

Why Choose KIEP Fellowship Program?

Located in the nation’s finest public research facility in Sejong, KIEP provides an excellent environment for the visiting scholar to conduct his or her own research. During the program, each visiting scholar has opportunities to present one’s research, write columns, give a lecture at a graduate school, and/or meet with field experts. The Fellowship Program offers a comprehensive fellowship experience for visiting scholars in accordance with their particular needs and objectives to assist in the advancement of their personal and professional growth.

Learning & Sharing

Each scholar benefits from a wide range of information and knowledge shared at KIEP. Our research fellows help the participants strengthen their research capacities during their time at KIEP while KIEP learns from the analysis of scholars with different backgrounds and cultures.

Application Procedure

Applications are accepted all year round. A committee review is conducted biannually in June and December.
Applicants should select one of the following two Fellowship Programs.

Visiting Scholars Program


The overall objective of the Visiting Scholars Program is to promote exchanges and provide networking opportunities with researchers at KIEP and other universities or research institutes in Korea. The duration of the program is one month and scholars will live and work in Sejong. KIEP will provide a round-trip airfare economy class and accommodation. The cost-of-living stipend will amount to approximately KRW 2,800,000, but otherwise scholars must be able to provide their own transportation costs and living expenses. Scholars will submit a report for the KIEP World Economy Brief* which will be uploaded on the KIEP website.

Duties and responsibilities of the scholar

  • Conduct independent research aimed at producing a report for the KIEP World Economy Brief
  • Make presentations on scholars’ areas of research and recent findings at seminars, workshops, conferences, and other appropriate events organized internally at KIEP or at relevant external events
  • Give lectures in Korean Graduate Schools on topics of scholars’ choosing

Eligibility criteria

Foreign scholars in the international economics field of studies are encouraged to apply. They should hold either i) doctoral degrees or ii) M.A. degrees with at least 7 years of relevant professional experiences in emerging economic policy issues. Working knowledge of English is required. Korean citizens and Korean nationals with permanent residence status in foreign countries are not eligible to apply.
* The KIEP World Economy Brief (WEB) is a five-page English report on the analysis of current issues related to various topics including economic cooperation, trade, investment, employment, and structural reforms.
(See WEB reports:

Visiting Scholars Program
Documents KIEP application form (available on KIEP website)
Curriculum Vitae
One publication
A letter of recommendation
A short summary of the topic to be covered in the KIEP World Economy Brief

Submit your applications to the Outreach Team:

EMERiCs CSF EAER KEI(Korea Economic Institute) NKIS TradeNavi