Overview


2023 demand survey on overseas Korean societies


ㅇ Target : Overseas Korean organizations

ㅇ Schedule
- Group application : Fri, Nov. 11, 2022 – Mon, Dec. 12, 2022 (KST) <32 days>

ㅇ Inquiries about programs : Refer to the contact details below

ㅇ Inquiries about online application system
- Contact: +82-64-786-0293 (9 AM–6 PM KST)
- Email: pms01@okf.or.kr

ㅇ Programs subject to demand survey
- Support for promotion of rights and interests of Koryo-sarams
- Support for the construction of Korean community centers, etc.
- Support for associations of Korean in Japan (incl. non-association groups)
※ The demand survey in Japan includes support program of local training of Korean language schools, customized support program for Korean language schools, program for the provision of traditional Korean cultural items, and support program for revitalization of Koreatown only.
- Provision of operating expenses for Korean language schools
- Program for provision of educational equipment and supplies for schools for ethnic Koreans in China
- Support for underprivileged multicultural overseas Koreans
- Support for traditional cultural items

2023 support programs
Program application category list

* Click on a support program you want to see the details and submit an application online.

2023 support programs
Program Details Contact Progress
Exchanges and promotion of rights and interests ○ Support details vary depending on the contents and size of the project (event) and support will be intensively provided for new or continuing programs that are consistent with the support direction show below
- (Group competence building) Programs to share experience between overseas Koreans’ groups and find and spread exemplary cases concerning organizational operation, enhancement of accounting transparency, financing, etc.
- (Harmony and unity between overseas Korean societies) Programs to contribute to the harmony and unity between overseas Korean societies encompassing their main figures and relevant groups
- (Next-generation overseas Koreans’ participation) Programs to encourage future generations’ participation in preexisting overseas Korean groups for communication and cooperation between old and new generations of overseas Korean societies, next-generation overseas Koreans’ opportunity to learn the Korean language, history, and culture, and a bond with their mother country
- (Support for the underprivileged in overseas Korean society) Support programs for the underprivileged in overseas Korean societies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, etc.
- (Promotion of friendly relations) Programs to promote friendly relations with major figures of the country of residence and other ethnic communities
- (Commemorative programs) Korean immigration anniversary (30th, 50th, 100th, etc.)
※ Support for track meets for promoting friendship will be sublated. It may be subject to support if the program is associated or united with a local community or the only program conducted by the regional Korean association.
<Overseas Koreans Organization Support Department>

Park Han Ul
82-2-3415-0133
hanul415@okf.or.kr
Apply
Cultural and art group activities ○ Key programs to consider
- Cultural and art promotion programs to strengthen the identity of the Korean race and support future generations
- Promotion of the Korean race’s traditional culture and public diplomatic activities for the mainstream society of the country of residence
- Cultural and art exchanges with the mainstream society of the country of residence or other ethnic communities
- Opportunistic programs that meet the aforementioned purposes and programs strongly recommended by diplomatic offices
○ Programs excluded from support
- Solo performances, etc. (i.e. instruments, vocals)
- Groups aided by other domestic or overseas departments (institutions) such as cultural centers or based in the Republic of Korea
- Year-round programs of groups (submit an application in the year-round program category)
- Groups deemed to be capable of holding regular programs (concerts, performances, etc.) by themselves are excluded from support
<Public Relations, Culture and Research Department>

Kim Bora
82-2-3415-0145
bora6317@okf.or.kr
Apply
Next-generation group activities ○ Next-generation capacity-building programs
- Seminars, education, training, mentoring, etc.
○ Programs to promote groups’ activities such as exchanges between different regions and generations
- FLC reunion, etc.
<Future Generations Department>

Oh Sang Hu
82-64-786-0273
sanghu5@okf.or.kr
Apply
Economic group activities ○ Networking between overseas Korean businesspersons and groups
○ Major overseas Korean society programs, etc. organized by overseas Korean economic organizations
<Hansang Business Department>

Kim Cheol Su
82-64-786-0283
cskim@okf.or.kr
Apply
Research and study (overseas) ○ Overseas Korean research groups’ data survey, recording, and storage programs including a survey on overseas Korean societies
- Programs to digitize overseas Korean records (e.g. relics, oral data) are preferentially considered.
○ Opportunistic projects such as academic conferences to study and discuss the current issues of overseas Korean societies
※ Programs with publications, including academic conference materials and research result booklets: Submit a total of 4 copies of document/file (2 copies for archival purposes and 2 copies for reference purposes)

○ Exclusions from support
- Groups’ own academic journals published on a regular basis
- Projects not consistent with the purpose of the program, such as cultural experience
<Public Relations, Culture and Research Department>

Baek Jun
82-2-3415-0143
jun@okf.or.kr
Apply
Research and study (domestic) ○ Overseas Korean research groups’ data survey, recording, and storage programs including a survey on overseas Korean societies
- Programs to digitize overseas Korean records (e.g. relics, oral data) are preferentially considered.
○ Opportunistic projects such as academic conferences to study and discuss the current issues of overseas Korean societies
※ Programs with publications, including academic conference materials and research result booklets: Submit a total of 4 copies of document/file (2 copies for archival purposes and 2 copies for reference purposes)

○ Exclusions from support
- Groups’ own academic journals published on a regular basis
- Projects not consistent with the purpose of the program, such as cultural experience
<Public Relations, Culture and Research Department>

Baek Jun
82-2-3415-0143
jun@okf.or.kr
Apply
Media group activities ○ Programs regarding the publication of newspaper written in Korean in regions where the mother language has been significantly lost (overseas)
※ China, Japan, Russia, and the CIS to be preferentially considered
○ Exclusions from support
- Programs that can be implemented by overseas Korean media organization on their own (newsletter publication, etc.)
- One-time events
- Current costs for group operation, not related to this support program
<Public Relations, Culture and Research Department>

Kim Na Young
82-2-3415-0142
nykim@okf.or.kr
Apply
Korean language school teacher training ○ Teachers’ training provided by associations for Korean language schools
- Specialized fields and budget (accommodation, lecturer’s fee, etc.) must be included if instructors need to be dispatched.
- Combined training of Korean language schools in a region having no association for Korean language schools
○ Principals’ workshop, training, etc. to enhance competences of Korean language school teachers and administrators
○ Training, workshop, etc. to enhance teachers’ competences
○ Exclusions from support
- Support programs overlapping with other domestic institutions’ (governments and public institutions) projects
- Korean language school teachers’ training provided by Korean education centers
- Groups’ own academic journals published on a regular basis
<Education Department>

Ha Joo Mi
82-64-786-0262
hjm@okf.or.kr
Apply
Customized support for Korean language schools ○ Intensive support for Korean language school education competence building projects (programs) by continent/region
- Projects regarding the development of Korean language school curricula, the improvement of educational contents through production of history education materials, and the development of educational contents
※ Outputs must be submitted.
○ Preferential support for programs of federations (councils)
○ Exclusions from support
- General class activities, etc. that can be conducted with individual Korean language school budgets
Example: special activities provided as part of class such as hands-on activities, Christmas event, Easter event, and the last day of class
- Contests where the foundation’s subsidies are all used as prize money
<Education Department>

Gwon So Jeong
82-64-786-0264
sjgwon@okf.or.kr
Apply
Revitalization of Koreatowns ○ Improvement of Koreatown environment
- Installation of signs and symbols
- Street maintenance and public order improvement (installation of streetlights and security cameras)
○ Standardization of Koreatown promotion
- Standardization to spread the Korean culture (Standardization of notation of traditional Korean food, recipes, etc. Koreatown information, guide, etc.)
○ Cooperation with a government office of the country of residence for the development of Koreatowns
- Operation of a standing cooperative body to vitalize Koreatowns
- Official administrative registration of street/district name as “Koreatown” (tentative)
○ Exclusions from support
- Programs that fail to get a permission from the country of residence
- Programs that may cause a dispute or conflict with other ethnic groups
<Overseas Koreans Organization Support Department>

Lee Sun Ho
82-64-786-0232
7Q@okf.or.kr
Apply
Public diplomatic activities of overseas Koreans ○ Support for exchange programs with people of the country of residence (other ethnic groups)
- Programs to co-host or participate in cultural events of the government of the country of residence or other ethnic communities
- Programs to promote Korean culture-related diplomacy for overseas Koreans
- Programs to promote diplomacy-related events hosted jointly by diplomatic missions and Korean organizations
- Programs to commemorate Korean Day established by the country of residence
- Programs to help underprivileged locals
- Programs to respond to anti-Asian hate crimes
○ Support for enhancing overseas Koreans’ political power
- Support for the overseas Korean society root campaign
- Support for overseas Koreans’ voter registration and participation in elections
- Support for cultivation of (next-generation) Korean politicians and networking
- Programs to improve immigration policies for promotion of overseas Koreans’ rights and interests and their protection
○ Other public diplomatic events
○ Exclusions from support
- Programs for specific political parties or candidates
<Public Relations, Culture and Research Department>

Baek Jun
82-2-3415-0143
jun@okf.or.kr
Apply
OKF Support Program For Overseas Korean Adoptees ○ Legal support/advice for non-citizens/those seeking citizenship(U.S. only)
○ Local conferences, seminars, public hearings, and campaigns to promote rights of overseas Korean adoptees
○ Projects conducted by overseas Korean adoptee organization to revitalize network, strengthen solidarity and foster identity
- Networking program between Overseas Korean adoptees (organization)
- Gathering of Korean adoptees by continent, country, region and anniversary event of adoptee organization, etc.
- Projects conducted to strengthen tie between Korean adoptees and motherland
○ Projects targeted to overseas Korean adoptees to establish a sense of Korean identity and creating an ethnic bond
- Korean language, history education, Korean language camps and Korean traditional culture activities, etc.
○ Exhibition and performance involved with Korean adoptees
○ Cooperative exchange activities between Overseas Korean (organizations such as Associations of Korean Residents, Korean language schools) and Overseas Korean adoptees (organizations)
○ Archive construction project of Korean adoptees

※ If the project receives grant from other Korean institutions(Goverment agency or public institution), OKF cannot support the project duplicately.
<Human Rights Department>

Han Ji Won
82-64-786-0212
jwhan@okf.or.kr

Kim Ji Young
82-64-786-0213
kimjy@okf.or.kr
Apply