Call for Applications: SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

image: SSRC workshop logoThe 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

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Fer­nan­do Rojas, Fel­low­ships Coor­di­na­tor, at (212) 377‑2700, ext. 3640, or by e-mail at