Eligibility:  University of Chicago graduate students engaged in pre-dissertation research.

Description:  This award is for up to $4,000 and supports pre-dissertation research in Korean Studies. Typically, funds are used to finance pre-dissertation research in the target country. The funds are intended to enable University of Chicago graduate students to lay the foundations for their research plans (for example, to survey holdings in archives, or to identify and meet with scholars and advisers with whom a student plans to work in Asia).  Normally, a student is eligible for this grant only once during his/her/their graduate school career.

CEAS will consider making an exception for a second application from students for a second CEAS Pre-Dissertation Research Grant (PDRG) on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants will need to 1) explain why the research did not occur during the first CEAS PDRG; 2) demonstrate due diligence in seeking other internal and external funding; and 3) provide a detailed proposal of what archives or field work will be undertaken, a proposed budget, and a letter of recommendation from the Chair of their dissertation committee OR an advising faculty member.

Allowable expenses include economy airfare, local travel, accommodations, meals and up to $500 for research materials.


April 5, 2024 by 3:00 PM

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