Book Manuscript Workshop


The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies
2020 Book Manuscript Workshop

The George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is pleased to announce the Korean Studies Book Manuscript Workshop for scholars at any stage of their careers working on their monograph. This workshop is intended to provide support for scholars, regardless of citizenship, in the social sciences who are in the middle phase of writing their monograph. GWIKS will select one (1) scholar on the basis of their potential contribution to Korean Studies.

The participant will attend one half-day workshop and collaborate with three commentators on the conceptualization and finalization of the monograph.

GWIKS will provide roundtrip airfare (economy class), accommodations, and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds may be available for participants traveling from outside the United States.

Once selected, the author should send in their manuscript by Friday, June 19, 2020 in order to ensure enough time for the commentators. The workshop will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, and the applications due on Friday, February 28, 2020.


Applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution, with a large portion of their manuscript complete (i.e., the introduction and two (2) or more substantive chapters, or about 30,000 words total).


Please submit the following documents to by Friday, February 28, 2020 and indicate “2020 Book Manuscript Workshop Application – [Full Name]” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter assessing the participant’s own progress and statement of need
  • Monograph proposal (one that would be sent out to potential presses)
  • One (1) drafted chapter
  • Most up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Up to five (5) names of potential commentators


Questions regarding the position or the application should be addressed
Minhye Kim, Program Coordinator (Pronouns: she, her, hers)

Phone: 202-994-2775

Institute for Korean Studies
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, Suite 503

Washington, DC 20052

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