Grant Call from KACA-KADPR

Dear KACA Members,

I hope all is well with you and your family.  As you may know, our KACA-KADPR Joint Conference, held virtually on August 9, 2020, was successful (See our recap video)! A diverse group of presenters and panelists from academia and industry provided us with in-depth insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing our media industries and communication. We sincerely appreciate those who presented their research and industry expertise while providing us an excellent networking opportunity. We also appreciate those who participated.

For our continuing collaboration, we, KACA and KADPR, are pleased to announce a grant opportunity to our KACA member scholars.  The research grants of from $500 to $1,000 will be given to 2 to 4 scholars to support their research projects in making important contributions to the knowledge of various communication fields (media, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, social media, and other communication related areas) in the U.S. and Korea.

Any innovative and timely research project in communication related fields will be considered for review. We welcome various theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to research. Please see the following submission guidelines for more information.

1. Deadline:  All grant proposals should be submitted to no later than October 30, 2020 (Midnight, EST)

2. Qualifications:

  • All KACA members (graduate student, non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty) who have paid dues in 2020. You may become a member at the time of your grant proposal submission before the deadline.
  • Awards will be made based on blind peer review and merit scores.  The goal of this grant award is to cultivate the next generation of scholars by supporting their work. Thus, priority will be given to emerging scholars (i.e. PI) who received their doctoral degree within three years** when the review outcomes are comparable.

3. Format: Two-page research proposal (excluding references and budget information).

  • should contain the goal of the project, brief literature review, research questions/hypotheses, and a detailed method section
  • should be consistent with the APA style or any other standard academic format
  • should provide justification for the research expenses

4. The submission process and requirement

  • Submission method: All grant proposals should be submitted by email. Please send files (the title page file and the two-page abstract in M.S. Word or PDF format) to  
  • All submissions must include a separate cover page containing the following information: paper title, author name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.  ** Please provide month and year of PI’s Ph.D. degree.   
  • Author identification: Names and all information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the grant proposal other than on the separate cover page.
  • All submissions will be blind reviewed by three reviewers with expertise in the area.
  • Funded research projects should be completed by the end of July 2021 and Grantees are required to present their findings at a special webinar session to be scheduled in August 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the grant, please feel free to contact Hanna Park ( Thank you for your interest in submitting a grant proposal.

Best regards,

Moon J. Lee, President (2019-2021)

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