SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop for 2016

2016 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop bannerThe Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for par­tic­i­pa­tion in its 2016 Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop. The work­shop is designed “to cre­ate a sus­tained net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty by pro­vid­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress,” accord­ing to the SSRC work­shop announce­ment. Open to par­tic­i­pants from all fields in the social sci­ences and human­i­ties, the work­shop will take place August 11 through August 15 at the Asilo­mar Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Pacif­ic Grove, Cal­i­for­nia.

The work­shop for­mat has indi­vid­ual stu­dents lead dis­cus­sions of their dis­ser­ta­tion projects with men­tor fac­ul­ty and stu­dent peers from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines to receive cre­ative and crit­i­cal input on improv­ing their field­work plans or writ­ing strate­gies. Based on nar­ra­tive project descrip­tions sub­mit­ted with their appli­ca­tions, par­tic­i­pants will pre­pare a syn­thet­ic essay incor­po­rat­ing all projects, from which broad­er method­olog­i­cal and the­mat­ic dis­cus­sions will be devel­oped and incor­po­rat­ed into the four-day agen­da. The 2016 work­shop will involve up to nine stu­dents and three fac­ul­ty (who will be announced at a lat­er date).

Full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, are eli­gi­ble to take part in the work­shop. Appli­cants must have ABD (all but dis­ser­ta­tion) sta­tus and an approved dis­ser­ta­tion prospec­tus at the time of appli­ca­tion, but can­not have com­plet­ed writ­ing for final sub­mis­sion. Stu­dents who have not yet begun field­work, who are cur­rent­ly in the field, and those who are in the process of writ­ing their dis­ser­ta­tions are wel­come to apply. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions.

Trav­el stipends will be avail­able, and the SSRC will ful­ly cov­er par­tic­i­pants’ 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 Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Fri­day, May 1, 2016. Appli­ca­tions must include a nar­ra­tive descrip­tion of the dis­ser­ta­tion top­ic, a short appli­ca­tion form, and a let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion from the student’s pri­ma­ry advis­er. The appli­ca­tion forms and fur­ther infor­ma­tion are avail­able from the SSRC Web site. ‌

Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty

image: SSRC logoThe Social Sci­ence Research Council’s Kore­an Stud­ies Work­shop for Junior Fac­ul­ty offers recent recip­i­ents of the Ph.D. who are con­duct­ing research on Korea an oppor­tu­ni­ty to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on books in progress. Six par­tic­i­pants will be select­ed on the basis of the poten­tial con­tri­bu­tion of their pro­posed books. They will attend a three-day work­shop and col­lab­o­rate with two senior fac­ul­ty and a devel­op­men­tal edi­tor on the con­cep­tu­al­iza­tion and plan­ning of a dis­ser­ta­tion-based schol­ar­ly mono­graph.

The 2015 work­shop will take place Thurs­day, August 6, through Mon­day, August 10, at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at San­ta Cruz Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in San­ta Cruz, Cal­i­for­nia. Appli­cants must have had their Ph.D. in hand by Decem­ber 31, 2014, with a crit­i­cal mass of their first book man­u­script com­plete (for exam­ple, the intro­duc­tion and two sub­stan­tive chap­ters). Appli­cants in tenure-track posi­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly encour­aged to apply. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Fri­day, May 1, 2015.

For the appli­ca­tion and more infor­ma­tion about require­ments, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksfacultyworkshop. Fund­ing for the work­shop is pro­vid­ed by the Korea Foun­da­tion. The work­shop will cov­er the trav­el costs to San­ta Cruz, three nights of accom­mo­da­tions, and meals. Funds are lim­it­ed for par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ing to the work­shop from over­seas.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, send e-mail to korea@ssrc.org.

SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Invites Applications

image: workshop bannerThe Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop offers advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents an oppor­tu­ni­ty to give and receive crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress. The 2015 work­shop will take place Thurs­day, August 6, through Mon­day, August 10, at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at San­ta Cruz Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in San­ta Cruz, Cal­i­for­nia. It will involve twelve stu­dents and four fac­ul­ty mem­bers.

Dur­ing the work­shop, 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. Based on nar­ra­tive project descrip­tions sub­mit­ted as part of the appli­ca­tion pack­et, par­tic­i­pants will pre­pare a syn­thet­ic essay incor­po­rat­ing all projects, from which broad­er method­olog­i­cal and the­mat­ic dis­cus­sions will be devel­oped and incor­po­rat­ed into the four-day agen­da.

Full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents in any social sci­ence or human­i­ties field, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, are eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. Appli­cants must have com­plet­ed all degree require­ments except the dis­ser­ta­tion and must have an approved dis­ser­ta­tion prospec­tus but can­not have com­plet­ed writ­ing for final sub­mis­sion. The work­shop is open to stu­dents who have not yet begun field­work, those who are cur­rent­ly in the field, and those who are in the process of writ­ing their dis­ser­ta­tions. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions.

This year’s men­tor fac­ul­ty will be announced at a lat­er date.

For the appli­ca­tion and more infor­ma­tion, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw. Appli­ca­tions must include, in addi­tion to the appli­ca­tion form, a nar­ra­tive descrip­tion of the dis­ser­ta­tion top­ic and let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion from the student’s pri­ma­ry advi­sor. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Fri­day, May 1, 2015.

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 fur­ther infor­ma­tion, send e-mail to korea@ssrc.org.

AAS/SSRC Dissertation Workshop: Religion and the State in Asia

image: SSRC/AAS logosThe Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies and the Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil, with sup­port from the Hen­ry M. Luce Foun­da­tion, have announced the fourth joint­ly orga­nized AAS/SSRC Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop. The work­shop will be held March 23–26, 2015, in con­junc­tion with the AAS annu­al con­fer­ence in Chica­go.

This work­shop, with the theme “Reli­gion and the State in Asia,” is intend­ed to bring togeth­er doc­tor­al stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences who are devel­op­ing dis­ser­ta­tion pro­pos­als or are in ear­ly phas­es of research or dis­ser­ta­tion writ­ing; who are plan­ning, con­duct­ing, or are in the ear­ly phas­es of writ­ing up dis­ser­ta­tion research on the dynam­ics of reli­gion, com­mu­ni­ty, and the state in Asia; and who sense the sub­stan­tive and the­o­ret­i­cal val­ue of locat­ing their project in a com­par­a­tive geo­graph­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal con­text.

The work­shop will be lim­it­ed to twelve stu­dents, ide­al­ly from a broad array of dis­ci­plines and work­ing on a wide vari­ety of mate­ri­als in a vari­ety of time peri­ods, and in var­i­ous regions of Asia. It also will include a small mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary and mul­ti-area fac­ul­ty with sim­i­lar con­cerns.

The work­shop will be sched­uled for the days imme­di­ate­ly pri­or to the 2015 AAS annu­al con­fer­ence in Chica­go. It will cov­er two and one-half days of intense dis­cus­sion begin­ning the evening of March 23 and run­ning through Thurs­day, March 26.

Appli­cants need not have advanced to can­di­da­cy but must have at least draft­ed a dis­ser­ta­tion research pro­pos­al. Appli­ca­tions are also wel­come from doc­tor­al stu­dents in the ear­ly phas­es of writ­ing their dis­ser­ta­tions. A nar­ra­tive descrip­tion of the dis­ser­ta­tion top­ic (ten dou­ble-spaced typed pages), short appli­ca­tion form, and cur­ricu­lum vitae will be required for sub­mis­sion. Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted by Jan­u­ary 5, 2015.

Full details regard­ing the work­shop and appli­ca­tion process are avail­able on the SSRC Web site: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/aasworkshop/. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the work­shop struc­ture and eli­gi­bil­i­ty, con­tact David Szan­ton (szanton@berkeley.edu). Ques­tions con­cern­ing admin­is­tra­tive mat­ters and the appli­ca­tion process should be direct­ed to Nicole Restrick Lev­it (levit@ssrc.org).

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 http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw.

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