Current graduate students (MA/PhD) as well as those holding a terminal master’s degree are eligible to apply. We welcome submissions from all disciplines as long as the research topic is related to Korea.
To apply, please submit an abstract (250 word limit) by following the link below. Abstracts should clearly state the research question, main argument, methodology, results, and conclusions. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2019. You should expect to receive the results of your application by March 1, 2019.
Applicants can choose to participate in one of two formats:
- Panel presentation: The panel presentation format is open to all graduate students. Graduate students who are accepted for this format will be arranged into panels to give a fifteen minute presentation based on a research paper that can range from 4000 to 10000 words. (The appropriate length of a paper written for a fifteen minute presentation may vary by discipline). Participants will receive comments about their paper from an assigned faculty discussant. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 26, 2019.
- Chapter/Article workshop: The chapter/article workshop format is open to PhD students who have achieved candidacy. Manuscripts submitted for this format should be a dissertation chapter or a polished pre-submission journal article. Each forty minute workshop will be dedicated to the discussion of a single manuscript, and an assigned faculty mentor will provide detailed feedback on that manuscript. Manuscripts will be pre-circulated to all faculty and graduate participants of the conference, who will also be invited to provide comments. If accepted, completed manuscripts will be due on April 12, 2019.
For further information, please contact NEKSTconference@umich.edu.