Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty FAQ

Q: I will have completed all of the requirements for my Ph.D. by the application deadline, but I won’t be awarded the degree until next term. Can I still apply?
A: No. All applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by December 31, 2015.

Q: Is the fellowship limited to people who are at the beginning stages of revising their dissertation?
A: No. Any PhD conducting research on Korea who has not yet published their first book is eligible to apply.

Q: Two chapters of my dissertation have already been published as articles. Would this make me ineligible to apply?
A: No. Articles based on your dissertation research will not make your application ineligible.

Q: When will I hear back about my application?
A: Announcements for the 2016 Korean Studies Workshop for Junior Faculty will be made in late May 2016.

Q: My manuscript is not under contract now but I plan on sending it to publishers this spring. If it is accepted, and I am offered a fellowship, will I still be eligible to attend the workshop in July?
A: If your manuscript is still in the review process, you are eligible to apply.

Q: Is the workshop for scholars based in US? Must I have received my PhD from a US university?
A: You do not have to be based in the US to apply, nor do you have to have received your PhD from a US institution.

Q: My publisher has the first right to review. Will this affect my eligibility?
A: A right of first review does not count as a contract. Therefore, you are still eligible to apply for the workshop.

Q: How is the book prospectus different from the narrative outline?
A: See the sample chapter outline in the Application Instructions and Guidelines.

Q: What should I include in my one-page list of published works?
A: The one page list should include works you find most relevant to your own. These can be other books on the subject that complement or compete with, or works that have informed your thought process that would be useful for mentors to know about.

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