Scientists and Engineers Early-Career Development (SEED) Workshop

Date: Dec 5 – 6, 2015

Venue: KSEA Headquarters, Vienna, VA

The 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 (or graduate students whose defense is scheduled before June 30, 2016) 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, (4) team work in the modern work place, and (5) 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 $300 or driving mileage ($0.50/mile) up to $300
(2) Hotel accommodation: One night (Saturday, Dec 5th) at Tysons Corner Marriott (8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182) with another attendee (shared room)
(Submit your lodging and roommate request during registration. SEED will book your room.)
(3) Meals: Lunch and dinner on Saturday, Dec 5th, and breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 6th

Submit the online application, and all required application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website below. 

Application materials: Personal information, publication listing, and CV or resume.

Application: October 2nd - October 16th, 2015 

Announcement of finalists: October 20th, 2015 

Selection criteria: Competitive merit based, up to 80 applicants. Priority will be given to applicants from East coast because another SEED conference will be held at Silicon Valley in March 2016.

Registration fee: $80 for graduate students; $120 for postdocs; $150 for junior faculty, government employees, or early stage professionals. Payment made after acceptances sent.

For general inquiries, please contact us at email:

Sponsor Organizers


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