SEED workshop announcement

Date:   Dec 8 – 9, 2018

Venue: KSEA Headquarter, Vienna, VA


The KSEA is pleased to announce the Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) program, which has had a great success since it started in 2013. The goal of the SEED is to provide a professional career development service, which is consistent, systematic, and practically useful for junior Korean-American scientists and engineers ranging from postdoctoral researchers (or graduate students whose defense is scheduled before June 30, 2019) to early career professionals.

The program will provide: (1) a workshop on grant proposal writing for postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty members, (2) information on funding opportunities within US, US-Korea collaboration, and other international opportunities, (3) a career workshop that focuses on the job application process, tenure, and promotion, and (4) the development of supporting and mentoring systems.

Speakers will be outstanding and distinguished professionals with successful careers in the United States.

Support for attendees (Required current KSEA membership and entire two-day participation): KSEA will provide the following financial supports:

(1) Travel support: Airfare up to $200 or driving mileage ($0.50/mile) up to $200

(2) Hotel accommodation: One night (Saturday, Dec 8th) at Tysons Corner Marriott (8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182) with another attendee (shared room). Participants from pacific time zone may stay one more night (Friday, Dec 7th).

(3) Meals: Lunch and dinner on Saturday, Dec 8th, and breakfast at Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 9th

Application materials: Photo, CV and Registration fee ($50 for graduate students; $100 for postdocs; $250 for junior faculty, government employees, or early stage professionals)

The application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website below.

Application: October 10-21st, 2018

Announcement of finalists: October 24th, 2018

Selection criteria: Competitive merit based, up to 70 applicants. Priority will be given to applicants from Academic field since additional conference is tentatively scheduled in West Coast in Spring 2019.

For general inquiries, please contact us at email:


Organizer Committee: Tae-Youl Choi (SEED Director), Jong Y. Park (Committee), Keunhan Park (Committee), Namcheol Kim (Committee), Min Ho Kim (Committee), Steve Moon (Committee), Stephen Suh (P)


Local Arrangement:    Namcheol Kim (Washington CP)