KACA-KOFICE Grant Initiative

Empowering Research in Korean Communication Studies: KACA-KOFICE Grant Initiative

KACA and KOFICE are delighted to announce our continued collaborative research grant initiative, aimed at fostering innovative scholarly endeavors within the realm of Korean culture and communication. This joint effort will provide funding opportunities ranging from $500 to $1,000 to support 2 to 4 scholars in their research projects, contributing to the evolving landscape of communication studies.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Exploring the global phenomenon of K-contents (e.g., K-pop, K-drama) and its impact on fandom worldwide
  • Investigating strategic communication strategies within the cultural context of Korea
  • Analyzing the dynamic relationship between K-culture, social media platforms, and interactive communication
  • Developing effective media strategies tailored specifically for K-contents to enhance their reach and impact
  • Addressing other pertinent issues at the intersection of Korean culture and communication

We welcome submissions that embrace diverse theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, fostering a rich and interdisciplinary discourse within the field.

Grant recipients will be required to present their findings at a special session jointly organized by KACA and KOFICE during the 2024 National Communication Association’s annual conference. Additionally, selected projects will have the opportunity to be featured in a special issue of the Korean Journal of Communication, published by the University of Texas Press.

Deadline: All grant proposals must be submitted to kaca.kofice@gmail.com by no later than Friday, April 5, 2024 (Midnight, EST).

Qualifications: All KACA members, including graduate students, non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty, who have paid dues in 2024 are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Membership can be obtained at the time of proposal submission.

Format: Proposals should consist of a two-page document (excluding references and budget information), encompassing the project’s objectives, a concise literature review, research questions/hypotheses, and a methodology section. Submissions must adhere to APA style or any other standard academic format, and justifications for research expenses should be provided.

Submission Process and Requirements: Grant proposals should be emailed to kaca.kofice@gmail.com. Submissions must include a separate cover page with the paper title, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), email address(es), and phone number(s). To ensure blind review, the proposal should not contain any author-identifying information other than on the cover page.

For any inquiries regarding the grant, please contact Dr. Yeonsoo Kim, President of KACA, at Yeonsoo.kim@utexas.edu.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and thank you for your interest in our grant initiative.


Yeonsoo Kim, President of KACA (2023-2025)

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