The Social Science Research Council invites applications for its 2014 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop. The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The 2014 workshop will take place Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, and will involve twelve students and four faculty.
The workshop format gives individual students an opportunity to lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and peers from various disciplines in order to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies.
This year’s mentor faculty includes Kelly Chong (sociology) of the University of Kansas, Eleana Kim (anthropology) of the University of Rochester, Kyu Hyun Kim (history) of the University of California, Davis, and Jun Yoo (history) of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian institution are eligible to apply. Participants may be in any social science or humanities field. Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus but cannot have completed writing for final submission. Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean studies institutions.
In most cases, the SSRC will fully cover participants’ travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available for participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the program is provided by the Korea Foundation.
For the application and more information, visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw.
For further information, contact Fernando Rojas, Fellowships Coördinator, at (212) 377‑2700, ext. 3640, or by e-mail at email@example.com.