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Announcement of 2013 NADRI Dissertation Scholarships

Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:55 PM


The Research Center for Korean Community (RCKC) at Queens College of CUNY is pleased to announce the 2013 NADRI Dissertation Scholarship Program. RCKC awards scholarships annually to promote doctoral students’ academic research on Korean Americans. In 2013, RCKC plans to award three scholarships of $3,000 each. RCKC awarded scholarships in 2010-2012, using its own funds in 2010 and 2012, and receiving funds from The Global Society of Korea and America in 2011. NADRI Incorporated, a Korean jewelry business, was generous enough to provide funds for the scholarships.

Rules and Eligibility: The applicant must be a currently-enrolled student in the dissertation stage of an accredited doctoral program in the social sciences at a United States university.

Application Process: All applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Selection Committee consisting of five faculty members.
Selection criteria include:
(1) The overall merit of the proposal (theory, research methods, and insights)
(2) The importance of the topic (the issue) for the Korean community   
(3) The probability of the doctoral student to have a successful career as a scholar of Korean Americans after completing the dissertation.
Submit the following materials in English via email by November 30, 2013:
(1) A copy of the applicant’s research proposal. The proposal should be five pages single-spaced. Please do not submit the same lengthy dissertation proposal that you submitted to your faculty advisor. The Scholarship Selection Committee does not have time to read ten-to-twenty-page proposals.
(2) A personal statement (in 500 words or less) that discusses the applicant’s background and career goals
(3) Resume or CV.

Please email all application materials as Word or PDF attachments to rckc.qc@gmail.comApplicants will be notified by December 15, 2013 via email of the Committee’s decisions, and awardees shall receive scholarship funds soon thereafter. Please visit or for more information about RCKC. For all inquiries, please email

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