[KS] Fwd: [APPLICATIONS DUE Oct 14] Religion, Politics, and Happiness in Korea Conference Travel Grants

Do-Hee Morsman dmorsman at umich.edu
Tue Oct 9 22:21:43 EDT 2018

Members of this list are welcomed to apply for this travel grant to attend
our 8th Perspectives on Contemporary Korea conference. Please read below
for conference and application details.

*Do-Hee Morsman | 정도희*
Center Administrator  | 실장

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Receive a travel grant to attend this conference on Oct 26-27, 2018.

8th Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference
*Religion, Politics, & Happiness in Korea*
October 26-27, 2018 | University of Michigan
Weiser Hall, 10th Fl (500 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI)

With the generous support of the US Department of Education Title VI grant
program, the University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is
pleased to announce travel grants of *up to $750 each* to scholars and K-12
educators to attend the 8th Perspectives on Contemporary Korea conference.
We plan to offer up to 10 grants for travel to Ann Arbor, MI.

*Religion, Politics & Happiness in Korea* will examine how religion may
have shaped the discourse on happiness in Korea and how efforts to thwart
the crisis of happiness may have shaped and redefined religion in Korea.
The conference aims to address some driving questions such as: Should the
difficult task of defining and ensuring happiness be entrusted to the state
and the law? Or would it make more sense to entrust this task to religious
institutions, practices, and traditions that have continued to function as
the source of enduring values? Can religion offer sustainable solutions to
the happiness crisis in Korea as it claims to be able to do, or is it a
part of the problem? and more.

The keynote roundtable will feature remarks by:

   - *Robert Buswell*
   - *Hwansoo Kim*
   Yale University
   - *Seong-Uk Kim*
   Columbia University
   - *Jin Y Park*
    American University

For a complete list of speakers, please see image above. A full schedule
will be posted on the conference website

*Travel Grants of up to $750 USD will be offered to 10 scholars with
research interests related to Korea. *

Applicants should be scholars with one of the following affiliations:

   - Faculty or graduate students at a university
   - Faculty at a 2- or 4 -year college
   - K-12 educator

Whose institution is at least 30 miles outside Ann Arbor. Applicants should
plan to attend the entire conference and participate in the Q&A portion of
each panel. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and
special consideration will be given to applicants from the Midwest,
particularly those in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. However, we encourage
scholars from all institutions interested in participating in this landmark
conference to apply, and awards will not be limited to scholars from a
specific geographic area.

*Application Procedure:*
Deadline for Applications: Oct 14
Notifications will be sent to applicants: Oct 16

Applicants should fill out the online application form
In addition to general applicant information, an itemized list of expenses
and a brief statement of interest should be provided.

Please note the following details that may guide your planning
for travel to Ann Arbor so that you can estimate your expenses more
accurately for the application. Please note that all award recipients will
be responsible for making all of their own travel reservations and that the
grant will cover transportation and lodging expenses only.

AIRPORT The closest major airport is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).
This approximately 30 minutes from Ann Arbor by car. We recommend AirRide
shuttle service that runs between the airport and Blake Transit Center in
downtown Ann Arbor. Please check the website for details. Taxis and ride
share options are also available

MILEAGE For applicants driving to Ann Arbor, reimbursement will be
calculated from your home institution address to the the conference venue
at the Federal GSA mileage rate of 54.5 center per mile, roundtrip. Parking
is also an allowable expense. Please note the closest public parking lot to
the conference venue is the Forest Structure
Forest St.).

within walking distance of the conference venue are limited and priced
accordingly. However, there are many hotels within 5 miles of campus and
both public, taxis, and ride share options are available.

MEALS Breakfast and lunch on the days of the conference will be provided by
the Center. Other meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of the
recipient and are not allowable expenses for the travel grant.
Go to Application Form
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