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

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2016

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty. Up to 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. Travel stipends will be made 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 workshop is provided by the Academy for Korean Studies.

The 2016 workshop will take place the evening of Thursday, August 11 through the morning of Monday, August 15 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.

This year's faculty mentors and developmental editor will be announce shortly.


Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by December 31, 2015, 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 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. 



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