Scientists and Engineers Early-Career Development (SEED) Workshop

Date: April 30 ~ May 1, 2016
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

KSEA is pleased to announce the Scientists and Engineers Early-Career Development (SEED) Workshop, which has had 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 to early career professionals. For current graduate students, it is eligible only for those whose defense is scheduled before December 31, 2016.

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, (4) a workshop on being team member/leader in the modern work place, and (5) the development of supporting and mentoring systems.

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

Attendees are required to have current KSEA membership and participate in the entire two-day workshop period. KSEA will provide the following financial supports to the attendees:

(1) Travel support:

Airfare up to $220 or travel reimbursement up to $220 based on driving mileage ($0.50/mile)

(2) Hotel Accommodation:

One night (Saturday, April 30) at the venue hotel (TBA) shared by two participants

(3) Meals:

Lunch and dinner on Saturday, April 30, and breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

The online application: All required application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website below.

Application materials: Personal information, Personal statement (300 words limit), and CV or resume.

Application deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016

Announcement of invited participants: Monday, March 14, 2016

Selection criteria: Competitive merit based, up to 120 applicants. Priority will be given to applicants from West coast who could not attend SEED 2015 held in Washington, D.C.

Registration fee: $80 for graduate students; $120 for postdocs; $150 for junior faculty, government employees, or early stage professionals. Registration fee will be collected from only invited applicants.

For general inquiries, please contact us at email:

Thank you,

Dr. Hae-Bum Yun
Program Committee Chair

Dr. Jong Park
Program Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Youngsoo Richard Kim
President of KSEA

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