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The D. Kim Foundation for The History of Science and Technology In East Asia, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The D. Kim Foundation for The History of Science and Technology In East Asia, Inc.

663 Lowell St.

Lexington, MA United States 02420-1961

Telephone: 7818792037

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $3,914,304

Total giving: $202,500





Additional Contact Information

Application address: P.O. Box 693, Winchester, MA 01890. Tel. (781) 729-4179, e-mail:

Purpose and Activities

Dedicated to furthering the study of the history of science and technology in East Asia by providing fellowships and grants.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Dissertation Fellowship

One or two fellowships up to $25,000 each will be awarded annually to Ph.D. candidates who are writing their dissertations. Applicants should include at least two draft chapters with their application.

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars in the field of history of science and technology in East Asia.

Post-doctoral Fellowship

One fellowship up to $55,000 will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the previous five years. Applicants should include an invitation letter from their host institution. The institution cannot be changed without permission from the foundation.

Traveling/Research Grant

Several grants (up to $2,500 each) will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or for short-term research projects (less than a month). Those applicants who do not reside in the United States, please contact the foundation to check for eligibility.

Visiting Studentship

The foundation offers a new fellowship for M.A. or Ph.D. students from East Asian institutions to spend a year abroad either in the U.S. or in Europe. Candidates must be registered in a Masters or PhD program at a university or approved research institute in East Asia, working on topics relevant to the Foundation. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from an academic referee familiar with the candidate’s work, and the other from the host institution confirming that it is willing to host the candidate during the period of the fellowship. A detailed plan of the work that the candidate intends to carry out at the host institution is required.All applications must be accompanied by a certificate of English language proficiency from an internationally recognized test, such as TOFEL or IELTS. The foundation will conduct either Skype or personal interviews for the final selection. The duration of fellowship is six to twelve months. The elected candidate must normally stay at the host institution during the whole of the fellowship period.The amount of the fellowship is up to US$ 45,000. The final amount will be decided later in accordance with the elected candidate’s specific circumstances .

Fields of Interest

  • Education

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $3,914,304 (market value)

Expenditures: $267,665

Total giving: $202,500

Qualifying distributions: $242,513