The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation have announced the fifth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop, to be held July 18 – 22, 2012, at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.
The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress and enables participants to become part of a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged in research on Korea. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. This year’s mentor faculty are Suk-young Kim (University of California, Santa Barbara), Katherine Moon (Wellesley College), Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin), and Jun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Workshop participation is open to full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in U.S. or Canadian institutions. Participation is limited to twelve students, who 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.
The application deadline is May 1, 2012. For the application and more information, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/ or contact Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop, Social Science Research Council, One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Telephone (718) 517‑3640; fax (212) 377‑2727; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.