Faculty Grants

Faculty Research | Course Development Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: December 5, 2017

The Center for Critical Korean Studies is offering support for faculty research projects on Korea and for course development to support Korean Studies at the undergraduate level.  Course releases and curriculum development stipends are funded through a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Sciences. 

  • UCI Academic Senate with appointments in the School of Humanities or the School of Social Sciences; or UCI Academic Senate faculty officially affiliated with the Center for Critical Korean Studies. 
  • For curriculum development funds, the award recipient must be available to teach the course during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants should identify the quarter in which they expect to teach the course.
  • Notifications by December 12, 2017
  • Funds must be expended by December 31, 2018
  • A one-page interim report is due to the CCKS faculty director by June 1, 2018.
  • One-page final report due to the CCKS faculty director by June 1, 2019
Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online at https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/CCKS-Faculty-Fall2017. You may apply for one or both of the grant opportunities.  If you apply for both a course release and a curriculum development grant, please submit them at the same time and upload both narratives in the same EEE Scout application form.

Online Application Form: please provide your name, department, and rank.

Narrative Description (3 page maximum):

Course release for faculty research projects ($10,000 to department):
Please provide a description of the overall project, its contribution to your scholarly trajectory and your discipline, and its contribution to Korean Studies.  Identify what you plan to accomplish towards publication on this project with a one course release. Priority will be given to projects in that are in final stage towards publication rather than to projects in the early stage of research.   Your publication must acknowledge the AKS Award number.  A copy of the rough draft of your publication must be submitted to the CCKS by May 30, 2019.

Curriculum development ($3,000 research funds stipend to faculty member):
Please provide a description of the new course to be developed; how the course will support Korean Studies at UCI at the undergraduate level, and the department through which the course will be offered. The new course must be offered in academic year 2018-2019. A prospective Syllabus must be submitted by June 1, 2018.


2016-2017 Recipients

Edward Dimendberg, Professor of Humanities
David Fedman, Assistant Professor of History
Jerry Lee, Assistant Professor of English