International Association for Contemporary Korea Studies

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – University of Michigan Manuscript Workshop

Posted on: 02.02.2018

The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is accepting applications for its inaugural manuscript workshop. The manuscript workshop, to be held on May 12, 2018 (Sat), will offer two pre-tenure scholars in Korean Studies, preparing a book-length manuscript or other similarly substantial academic publication, with an opportunity to further develop their manuscripts for publication.

At the workshop, the participants will receive critical feedback on their manuscript from up to two senior faculty mentors, and the participants will be asked to nominate the senior faculty mentors as part of the application. Each manuscript will be circulated in advance and discussed in turn.

The Nam Center seeks to develop a network of scholars in Korean studies, and the workshop participants will be asked to serve as a discussant for one paper session of the 2018 International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST), which will take place concurrent to the workshop on May 11-12, 2018.

Domestic round-trip economy fare to DTW, and local expenses (ground transportation, lodging, and meals) will be provided for each participant.

Eligibility and Application

To be eligible, applicants must have institutional affiliation, either a tenure-track faculty position or post-doctoral university affiliation, and have attained her/his Ph.D. by August of 2017. All fields in the social sciences and humanities will be considered. 
 
Two applicants will be selected to participate. 
 
Special consideration will be given to tenure-track applicants, those whose manuscript is nearing completion, and/or applicants from institutions in the Midwest and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Applicants will need to submit the following materials:

• CV
• Statement of Interest (no longer than 500 words)
• An annotated table of contents of the manuscript, if available
• Two representative chapters out of the manuscript
• A list of two preferred faculty mentors and an alternate

Please e-mail applications to: ncks.applications@umich.edu
Use the subject line: [LAST NAME_First Name] Michigan KS Manuscript Workshop
Deadline: February 9, 2018
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