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Announcements [KF-CSIS] 2022 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program Calls for Applications [U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program]     The U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program is an initiative by CSIS Korea Chair and USC Korean Studies Institute with support from The Korea Foundation to help mentor the next generation of Korea specialists in the United States. Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program, a unique two-year program (non-resident) that provides opportunities for mid-career Korea specialists to discuss issues of importance to U.S.-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials, and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States, learn how to effectively engage with the media, participate in the policymaking process, gain experience as public intellectuals helping to bridge the scholarly and policy communities, and address issues of importance to the U.S.-Korea relationship. The NextGen Scholars will be mentored by two renowned Korea specialists, program chairs Dr. Victor Cha of CSIS and Georgetown University and Dr. David Kang of the University of Southern California. The program will be further supported by an advisory committee of distinguished American and Korean advisers with vast experience in academia, government, and the private sector.   The 2022-2023 NextGen Scholars program will achieve deeper and more vigorous dialogue and research on topics of immediate concern to the bilateral U.S.- Korea relationship as well as a range of issues that affect the two countries. A core objective of the program is to identify, nurture, and build a community of American public intellectuals across a wide range of sectors and facilitate policy-oriented research teams and projects.     Three program seminars: - Washington, D.C. (December 2022) - Introduce and engage NextGen Scholars in policy discussions in the nation’s capital. - Los Angeles (Spring 2023) - Train NextGen Scholars to become stronger public intellectuals through op-ed writing workshops, media training and filming of Korea Questions videos at USC. - Seoul (Summer 2023) - NextGen Scholars have the opportunity to network with policymakers, government officials, and opinion leaders in Korea.   Program Goals: - Create a network of mid-career Korea specialists with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will make long-term contributions to the U.S.-Korea relationship. - Help Korea specialists become more relevant to the policymaking process. - Increase the visibility of young Korea specialists and provide opportunities for engagement with policymakers and the private sector. - Encourage new Korea-related research and projects and collaboration among participants. - NextGen Scholars will author an op-ed and film a video lecture (Korea Questions) as part of the program graduation.   Program Eligibility: - Professional interest in Korea and plans for long-term engagement with Korea. - Tenure-track assistant professors preferred, but open to all ranks, including postdoctoral fellows, non-tenure line faculty and non-academic appointments. - Basic knowledge of the Korean language. - Ph.D. degree. - U.S. citizen or permanent resident.   How to Apply: You need to submit the following documents via email to alim@csis.org - A completed NextGen Application form. - Cover letter of interest. - Curriculum vitae. - Two letters of reference. - Writing sample.   Information  Click HERE or for further information, please contact Andy Lim at alim@csis.org.   Mar 31, 2022
Announcements 2022 Support for U.S. Next Generation Research Program 2022 Support for U.S. Next Generation Research Program   Program Outline The Korea Foundation’s Support for U.S. Next Generation Research Program furnishes grant support to research projects or programs in the U.S. that provide in-depth analyses of and policy recommendations on R.O.K.-U.S. relations.   Eligibility 1. Research institutions, think tanks, or university-affiliated research institutions in the U.S. ※ Application should be submitted under the name of the accredited institution. 2. Researchers who received a Ph.D. or M.A. within 10 years.   Areas of Support Policy-oriented research or Research Activities (seminars, workshops, etc.) related to U.S.-ROK Relations   Topic examples:  - Issue related to the Korean peninsula: regional security, U.S.-ROK alliance, non-proliferation, softpower, Korea-Japan relations, etc.  - Science and technology cooperation: digital transformation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and 6G, quantum computing and communications, etc.  - Universal values and global issues: human rights and democracy, climate change and environment, energy, supply chain, post-COVID-19 international order, changing global geopolitics, etc.   Grant Coverage Project expenses, researcher/staff salaries, indirect costs, etc.  - Coverage of indirect costs can be requested at an amount of up to 10% of total direct costs.  - Tangible assets are not covered.   Grant Period 1 year  - Should you plan on multiple-year projects, please elaborate on ‘11. Plans for Multiple-year project’ of the application form.   Program Schedule 1. Application period: March 14 (09:00 KST) – May 16 (18:00 KST), 2022 2. Notification of results: by June 30, 2022 - Results will be notified on an individual basis to the email address included in the application.   How to Apply Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System (https://apply.kf.or.kr).  - Applications must be written in English, with budget items calculated in USD.  - Please answer all questions on the application. Do not leave any questions blank. If a question or section is not applicable to you, please write “N/A.”   Evaluation Criteria 1. Excellence of the research plan  - Relevance to the objectives of the U.S. Next Generation Research Program  - Timeliness of the research topic and related activities  - Thoroughness and feasibility of research methodology and approaches 2. Capability of participants + experience in terms of achievements and activities related to Korea and East Asia 3. Budget feasibility  - Soundness and cost efficiency of project budget  - Visible efforts to acquire matching funds for the proposed project 4. Anticipated results of the proposed project and plans for dissemination of research results  - Online/offline publication (book, research paper, policy memo, etc.)  - Organization of an event (workshop, international conference, etc.) for the purpose of promoting/disseminating research results   Reporting The recipient institution must submit the following reports within the grant period: 1. Final report (in the KF’s format with the project director’s signature) 2. Financial statement (in the KF’s format and endorsed by the institution’s highest financial officer) 3. Project outcomes (any relevant publications, articles, program books, etc.) Please be aware that:  - Failure to use designated KF formats or comply with the reporting period may adversely affect the evaluation of your future application.  - The KF may ask an institution to submit proof of accounting.   Important Reminders 1. The application must be submitted under the name of the endorsing overseas institution. 2. Applicant institutions should notify the KF immediately of major changes like withdrawal or alterations in the project director in an application after its submission. 3. During the application screening process, the KF may require an applicant institution to submit additional information or adjust its project plan. 4. After notifying applicants of the screening results, the KF will discuss the details of each project and its budget with the respective recipient institutions. The KF will also conclude a grant agreement with each accepted institution. 5. After the conclusion of the grant agreement, the KF will remit the grant to the recipient institution in USD. 6. Accepted projects should be carried out according to the schedule and plans specified in the application. If the project must be postponed or canceled for unavoidable reasons, the institution should consult with the KF as soon as possible.   Contact 1. For technical assistance: helpdesk@kf.or.kr 2. For inquiries about the program: researchsupport@kf.or.kr     For more information, click HERE.   Mar 16, 2022

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