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Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty

An opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on books in progress

Not currently accepting applications.

2013 participant discusses her project with a developmental editor at the Asilomar Conference Grounds.

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty. Six recent PhDs conducting research on Korea will be selected on the basis of the potential contribution of their proposed book. Fellows 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. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Korea Foundation.

The 2015 workshop will take place the evening of Thursday, August 6 through the morning of Monday, August 10 at the University of California at Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California.
The workshop will provide the following:
  • Workshop in Santa Cruz, CA, including three nights of accommodations and travel costs;
  • Discussion with colleagues, developmental editor, and senior faculty.

This year's faculty mentors and developmental editor are:

Jun Yoo, History, University of Hawaii
John Lie, Sociology, UC Berkley
Jessica Cobb, Developmental Editor



Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by December 31, 2014, 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.


Please submit the following documents to korea@ssrc.org and indicate “Last Name, First Name - Junior Faculty Workshop” in the subject line. See sidebar for downloadable application documents.
  • Cover letter assessing your own progress and statement of need
  • Application form
  • Up to five-page book prospectus, single-spaced
  • Narrative chapter outline (as detailed in “Sample Chapter Outline")
  • One-page list of published works that are relevant to your manuscript
  • Two-page CV
All sections of the application must be collated as a continuous .pdf document, no more than 500 KB, arranged in the order listed above.  Once you have submitted your application, a receipt of notification will be emailed to you. 
Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015
Assistant Director
Nicole Restrick Levit