Research Fellowships at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea, 2017

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  • 15 April 2017

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) is inviting applications for MMCA International Research Fellowships. This program is open to museum professionals including curators, conservators and educators.

This research program aims to provide a sustainable platform for initiating dialogues and for developing a comprehensive network of museum professionals.

This program was initiated as a part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) Project supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea.

Applicants must know the good use of English language. Korean language course is mandatory during the program.


  • Individuals who work in related fields of contemporary art such as museum professionals, curators, art historians, critics, conservators, educators, etc.
  • Citizen of the following regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central and South America (Applicants from other regions than those mentioned above will not be considered).
  • Aged between 25 and 45
  • Good use of English language
  • Individuals who have high interest in cultural exchange


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Round-trip airfare: Round-trip airfare (economy class) from the airport near the participant’s place of residence to Seoul, Korea.

Accommodation provided: An individual studio unit inside the university campus will be given. Utility fees are not included.

Monthly living expense: 900,000 Korean won per month is provided to cover food, transportation, taxes, public utilities, entrance fees, etc.

Living expense is deposited directly to the participant’s Korean bank account at the end of every month. Besides the monthly allowance, no additional financial support is given by the host institution.

Korean language course fee: All participants are obliged to take the Korean language course for 200 hours as a part of the program

Traveller’s insurance fees: A standard insurance coverage will be provided by the host institution.  Detailed information will be provided upon participant’s entry to Korea. Any supplementary insurance coverage can be arranged and covered by participants.


The application should be submitted via post.

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