The Sejong Society of Washington, D.C. is issuing a call for papers for the Young Professionals Paper Series 2015. YPPS is designed to promote and publish original work by graduate students and young professionals who are interested in writing about issues related to Korea. Through YPPS, Sejong Society strives to create an avenue for individuals interested in Korean affairs to publish quality research.
Selected papers will be published by Sejong Society and the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS. Papers published through YPPS will be accessible to the general public and may serve as a useful resource for those working in or studying Korea-related issues.
For YPPS 2015, Sejong Society aims to select up to 5 papers. Authors of selected proposals will receive guidance from the Directors of Research at Sejong Society throughout the duration of the program. Graduate students and young professionals are encouraged to apply by following the guidelines and information below.
Proposal submission deadline: January 4, 2014.
- Originality and Deliverability
All papers that are submitted to YPPS should be original work. Selected papers should not be published and presented elsewhere in any form. Papers should demonstrate the interests or expertise of the author. The author must be solely capable of delivering the proposed research.
Essentially all topics related to Korea are welcome, subject to review and approval of Sejong Society. Topics may be related to: international relations, politics, economics, business, trade, development, culture, history, law, diplomacy, security, defense, and others.
Regardless of regional scope (i.e. South Korea, U.S.-South Korea, China-Japan-South Korea, etc.) the paper should maintain an emphasis on either South Korea or North Korea.
Research papers, policy papers, analytical papers, and others are welcome, subject to review and approval of Sejong Society.
- Length and Quality
Final papers should not exceed 10-12 pages in length, single spaced. Content should be substantiated by credible references and research at the graduate level.
Sejong Society, in collaboration with the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, will edit and publish final papers as part of YPPS 2015. Papers will be available to a wide audience in Washington, D.C. Final papers will be published in mid-2015.
Submitting a Proposal
Interested authors should submit:
- A single-spaced, 1-page proposal of providing details on the paper and topic. The proposal must include the following:(a) Objective (what the research seeks to achieve)
(b) Purpose (why the topic should be explored)
(d) Anticipated relevance or anticipated impact of study
(e) Research approach
- Proposal should include:
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Affiliated Institution or employer
Sejong Society will be accepting proposals until January 4, 2015. Submit proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org.