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Research & Scholarship Connections Travel Grant to South Korea

Faculty Group Travel to Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea

March 4-12, 2023

Recent global events have shaken us all and shaped the way universities interact across borders. But now, with the world open and hungry for solutions, it's time for Auburn to create the future we wish to see through our research, scholarship and innovation. That's why the Office of International Programs is helping faculty make the connections they need to further world-class research on the international stage.

The Research & Scholarship Connections Travel Grant leverages Auburn's strongest international partnerships to foster collaborations across disciplines. Faculty benefit from OIP’s contacts and logistical expertise as well as the security and longevity of relationships formed at the university level.

The spring 2023 Research & Scholarship Connections Travel Grant will provide group travel to visit Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea.

Who is eligible?

Any faculty member with a specific interest in collaborative research or scholarship with Keimyung University in particular or South Korea in general is welcome to apply.

What is included?

  • An itinerary arranged by OIP to include meetings with university, government and industry contacts selected based on recipients’ research and scholarship areas.
  • Round-trip economy airfare.
  • Hotel accommodations.
  • Per diem reimbursement for meals and incidentals.
  • Group ground transportation within South Korea.
  • Support before and after travel to make appropriate connections with South Korean contacts and collaborators.

Why South Korea?

  • Named one of the world';s most innovative countries by Bloomberg.
  • Fourth largest economy in Asia and the tenth largest economy in the world.
  • World leader in electronics manufacturing, including semiconductor chips, flat-screen TVs, automotive manufacturing and mobile phones.
  • World&pos;s best digital infrastructure with the highest level of Internet penetration in the world.
  • Government investment for leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution by supporting innovative start-ups and proactively responding to technological change.
  • Greatest share in the world of researchers moving from industry to academia.
  • Spends more than 4 percent of its GDP on research and development.
  • Strategic investment in industry-academia collaboration.

Why Keimyung University?

  • Keimyung University is one of Auburn’s signature partners, with a long-standing relationship that includes faculty and student exchanges as well as the Auburn-Keimyung Korea Center and King Sejong Institute.
  • Leader in awards for Korean government-led research and development projects
  • Start-Up Incubation Center fosters 45 high-potential start-up companies on campus each year
  • Designated in 1997 as a Fashion & International Specialist Education Program university as part of a national project to promote specialization in local universities
  • Home to the Daegu International Development Cooperation Center, a local branch of the Korea International Cooperation Agency
  • Home to Keimyung Art Center, with a total floor area of 10,000m2, state-of-the-art facilities and a supersized stage
  • Houses a treasure trove of old documents at Dongsan Library with a collection of approximately 76,000 documents, including 21 series and 93 volumes of national treasures
  • Leader in robot-assisted surgery at Dongsun Hospital with Mediplex that organically links Keimyung’s Medical School, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and the Medical Science Research Building

Apply Today

Applications are due by December 9, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the decision by December 16.

Faculty Grant Recipients
2017 Faculty Internationalization Grant recipients
  • Tiffany Sippial, Honors College Director, “Celia Sanchez Manduley: The Creation of Cuba’s New Woman"
  • Baker Ayoun, June M. Henton Associate Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality, “Research Collaborations and Classroom Enrichment with UAE”
  • Kelly Ann Krawczyk, Assistant Professor, Political Science, “Public Administration, Civil Society and Development in Ghana”
  • Salman Azhar, Wilborn Professor and Graduate Program Chair, McWhorter School of Building Science, “Establishing International Research Collaborations in Advanced Building Information Modeling, Construction Automation and 3D Printing Technologies”

For additional information on faculty grants for international programs or study abroad or exchange programs, please contact the Office of International Programs at 334-844-5001.

Last Updated: November 04, 2022