Grants Programme

The British Korean Society has at times funds available for small grants to organisations or individuals for activities or projects in sympathy with our members’ and sponsors’ aims of fostering friendship between the UK and Korea.

The closing date for applications for the next round of BKS grants is 1st February 2019.

The Society wishes to encourage:

  • Those who make positive contributions to British and Korean societies.
  • Applications for specific identifiable purposes where our funding will make a real difference.
  • Applications which will lead to lasting contacts, friendships, activities involving both countries, and those involving young people.

The scope of the applications is unrestricted in subject matter and grants in aid of exhibitions or performances, publications, travel, sport, charitable activities, commemorations and other similarly constructive activities will all be considered. Applicants should state clearly how they intend to use BKS funding if awarded, and the results sought. It should also be made clear whether our funds will be sufficient to achieve the project aims, or whether further funding is being sought from elsewhere.

Please note that the maximum sum available for any single grant application is £1000.

The grants programme now incorporates the previously separate bursary awards for post-graduate students. We continue to welcome applications from such students when they have a specific project which will enhance the effectiveness of their study programme and also meet the objectives of the overall grant scheme. Grants will not be awarded simply to meet the regular costs of study or living, but we are happy to consider proposals to support field work and other similar projects.

Recipients of grants are asked to complete a short report after completion of their project, showing how the BKS funds contributed to the outcomes. The required report format may be downloaded here.

Recent grant awards, our Bursary students from 2017 / 2018 and some projects we have supported in the past are featured below.

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 27th June 2017

Sangwon Shin I am a PhD student at the department of the languages and cultures of Japan and Korea at SOAS, University of London. I have pursued BA in History and Archaeology back at Inje University in Korea, and continued MA in History at SOAS. […]

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Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 27th June 2017

Milyung Son I am currently a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at University of Sheffield. I achieved MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management at Sheffield Hallam University. The subject of MA dissertation was “Evidence of social impacts by the UK inaugural City […]

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Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 9th January 2015

2014: Support for accommodation costs of 14 student presenters at annual conference.

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Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 9th January 2015

2014: Assistance towards costs of studies in Korea.

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Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: 9th January 2015

2014: Assistance towards costs of attending World Taekwondo Youth Camp, Seoul and Muju.

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Posted by: admin  |  Posted on: 11th June 2014

2014: Registration and part travel costs to present paper at British Association of Applied Linguistics meeting in Edinburgh.

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2014 Lighting equipment for ‘Pop up cinemas’ showing Korean films at festivals in Birmingham, London and elsewhere. http://www.dvd-bang.com/

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Posted by: admin  |  Posted on: 11th June 2014

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Small grants in support of the association’s annual exhibition and performance at the Korean Cultural Centre. http://koreanartists.co.uk/

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Posted by: admin  |  Posted on: 11th June 2014

2012, 2013, 2014 Travel costs for one UK Sea Cadet (out of five) in the annual exchange with the ROK Sea Explorers to take part in the International Youth Sea Festival, Yeosu. MS-SC is now BKS corporate member. http://www.ms-sc.org/  

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Posted by: admin  |  Posted on: 11th June 2014

April 2014 Korean Culture Show – to introduce South Korea and to promote Korean culture to staff and students at the University. Event is part of 2nd Yun Posun Memorial Symposium programme. http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/society/koreansociety/  

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