GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program

Undergraduate Research for Korean Studies

GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program 2021-2022

The Institutes for Korean Studies at the George Washington University and Indiana University Bloomington invite students to apply for the GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program. We select students who are interested in conducting research about Korea. All students receive mentoring from faculty at the Institute for Korean Studies.

Selected students participate in research workshops during the fall and spring semesters, take part in a mini-conference, and present their papers at the annual GW-IU Korean Studies Undergraduate Research Exchange Conference in the spring semester. The conference alternates locations between Washington, DC, and Bloomington, IN. This academic year's conference will be held at Indiana University. 

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

Benefits of the Program

  • Get close mentoring by faculty through workshops and office hours
  • Produce a 15-20 page research paper on any Korea-related research topic such as politics, inter-Korean affairs, literature, film, K-pop, history, sociology, anthropology and more!
  • Participate in a mini research conference and the annual GW-IU Korean Studies Exchange Conference in late spring. (Exchange Program participants’ meal and travel costs will be covered)
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the Institute for Korean Studies events


Undergraduates (juniors and seniors preferred)

Research proposal on any Korea-related topic 

How to Apply:

IU students send an email to with a short personal statement explaining why you are interested in participating, your resume, and a one-page research proposal with the following information:

  • What is the title of your project?
  • Research questions: What questions will you be asking in your research?
  • Background information: Provide a list of potential sources.
  • Methods: How are you going to conduct your research? Using what data
  • Significance: Why is your research important?