GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program

Undergraduate Research for Korean Studies

GW-IU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program 2019-2020

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.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2019

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 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)

Idea for research paper on any Korea related topic

How to Apply:

IU students send an email to with resume and 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?

Methods: How are you going to conduct your research? Using what data?

Significance: Why is your research important?