SSRC 2017 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Scheduled for August


SSRC dissertation workshop
The 2017 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop will take place August 11-15 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York. The workshop is intended to create a network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing an opportunity for exchange of critical feedback on dissertations in progress. Twelve students will be selected to work with three faculty members during the program.

The workshop invites applications from students in all fields in the social sciences and humanities who have not yet begun fieldwork, who are currently in the field, or who are in the process of writing their dissertations.

Full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to participate 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. Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean studies institutions. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017.

This year’s faculty mentors are Suzy Kim of Rutgers University; Robert Oppenheim of the University of Texas, Austin; and Youngju Ryu of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

To the extent its budget allows, SSRC will cover all travel to the workshop and will fully cover participants’ lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. The Academy of Korean Studies is providing funding for the program.

For further information about the workshop, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/ksdw/ or contact the Social Science Research Council at 300 Cadman Plaza West, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.

For the application form and related instructions, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/ssrc-cdn2/2017-ksdw-application-5900e9221d5c4.pdf.

SSRC Korean Studies Junior Faculty Workshop

image: SSRC logoThe Social Science Research Council invites applications for participation in its Korean Studies Junior Faculty Workshop July 4 through July 7, 2013, at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

Six recent Ph.D. recipients who are conducting research on Korea will be selected to attend the workshop and collaborate with two senior faculty members and a developmental editor on the conceptualization and planning of a dissertation-based scholarly monograph. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Korea Foundation.

This year’s mentor faculty are Nancy Abelmann of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nicole Constable of the University of Pittsburgh. They will be joined by Reed Malcolm of the University of California Press and developmental editor Maria Gillombardo.

To be eligible, applicants must have had a Ph.D. in hand by December 31, 2012, with a critical mass of their first book manuscript complete (such as the introduction and two substantive chapters). Applicants in tenure-stream positions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Those selected to participate will receive accommodations for three nights and travel costs. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

For additional information and detailed instructions regarding the application procedure, see www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksfacultyworkshop/.

Inquiries can be directed to the Social Science Research Council at korea@ssrc.org; telephone (718) 517-3640; fax (212) 377-2727.

Fifth Annual SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

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).

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SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Application Deadline Near

Only a short time remains for submission of applications for the 2011 Social Science Research Council Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for July 6-10, 2011, at Pacific Grove, California. The application deadline is April 27, 2011.

The four-day SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. 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 include Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Suk-young Kim (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Jun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa). An additional mentor will be drawn from the sociology or political science fields.

Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions are eligible. 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.

For the application and more information, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw.

Funding for the workshop is provided by the Korea Foundation.

Call for Applications: 2011 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation have announced the fourth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop, which will be held July 6-10, 2011, at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

With the goal of creating a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged in research on Korea, this four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress.

Individual students will 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. Last year’s mentors were Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sun Joo Kim (Harvard University), Seungsook Moon (Vassar College), and Jun Yoo (University of Hawaii at Manoa).

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