KACA-KOFICE Research Grant 2021

Dear KACA Members,

I hope all is well with you and your family. As you may know, our KACA-KOFICE conference held virtually on August 4, 2021, was successful! A diverse group of scholars and invited speakers gave us in-depth insights into K-culture and media strategy. We sincerely appreciate those who presented their research and shared expertise while providing us an excellent networking opportunity. We also appreciate those who participated.

Here are some news articles covered the KACA-KOFICE joint conference:




For our continuing collaboration, KACA and KOFICE are pleased to announce a research 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 significant contributions to the knowledge of various communication fields related to any of the following topics:

  • K-pop and global fandom
  • K-drama and Netflix
  • K-movie
  • Korean cuisine, mukbang, and viral food videos
  • Korea eSports
  • K-culture, social media, and interactivity
  • media strategies for K-contents
  • Korea’s response to COVID-19
  • Other significant issues related to K-culture

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 aejmckaca@gmail.com no later than Friday, September 10, 2021 (Midnight, EST)

2. Qualifications:

  • All KACA members (graduate student, non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty) paid dues in 2021 can submit a grant proposal. 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 who received their doctoral degrees 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, a brief literature review, research questions/hypotheses, and a detailed method section;
  • should be consistent with the APA style or any other standard academic format; and
  • should justify 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 aejmckaca@gmail.com.  
  • 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 the 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 2022, and grant recipients must present their findings at a special webinar session scheduled in August 2022.

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

Best regards,

Moon J. Lee, KACA President (2019-2021)

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