January 2008

The Institute of East Asia Studies is pleased to announce a call for graduate student participation in three interdisciplinary projects aimed at strengthening Korean studies on the Berkeley campus, funded by an institutional grant from the Academy of Korean Studies.

Administered through the IEAS, the purpose of the grant is to increase activities on campus related to Korean studies, including comparative studies that involve the intersection of China and Japan on Korea's role in East Asian during modern times. We seek graduate students who will construct projects that will contribute to overall goal of understanding Korea and its role within a comparative East Asian context. Graduate student participants will join faculty leaders for projects that will last 1-3 years. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis, and will receive a stipend or other funding that may be used for workshop/seminar participation, travel and research expenses, publication, etc. Students will be required to participate in quarterly seminars with other participants (students, faculty and visiting scholars), and to present their initial findings at a workshop, tentatively scheduled to take place in mid-November, 2008. Resulting manuscripts will be considered for publication in an edited volume to be published within 5 years.

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, February 8, 2008. Click here to download more information on the program and application procedures.

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