Grants and Awards

  • 2019. The Byron A. Alexander Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, University of Kansas.
  • 2019. Poster Presentation Winner, Population Association of America.
  • 2018-2019. General Faculty Research Fund, University of Kansas. "Changing Educational Marital Pattern and Family Economic Well-being." ($10,304)
  • 2018-2019. National Science Foundation (# 1801820). Byeongdon Oh's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: "Why Has the Meritocratic Power of Advanced Degrees Declined?: The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Upward Mobility." ($12,000)
  • 2018-2020. The National Research Foundation of Korea. Co-PI (PI: Young-mi Kim, Co-PI: ChangHwan Kim, Bong-oh Kye, Yoon Choi, Sungjae Hwang, and Hae Yeon Choo) "Inequality and Demographic Changes." ($256,000 = 281.6 million Korean won)
  • 2016. Research Paper Award. American Sociological Association's Asia and Asian America Section.
  • 2016-2018. Korean Studies Promotion Service. Co-PI (PI, Sungkyun Lee, Co-PI: ChangHwan Kim, Hyunjoon Park, Soo-yong Byun, and KwangYeong Shin) "Education and Social Mobility in Korea." ($136,000 = 150 million Korean won)
  • 2015-2016. General Faculty Research Fund, University of Kansas. "Labor Market Inequality in South Korea." ($15,346)
  • 2015. Korea Foundation. Conference Grant for the 4th Annual Conference of Association of Korean Sociologists in America ($5,000).
  • 2014-2015. Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Christopher R. Tamborini at SSA, Co-PI: Arthur Sakamoto at Texas A&M). The Spencer Foundation (#201400077: $50,000). "Higher Education, Long-term Earnings, and Opportunity Cost."
  • 2013-2015. Principal Investigator (Co-I: Arthur Sakamoto at Texas A&M, Significant Contributor: Christopher R. Tamborini at SSA). The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the NIH (1R03HD073464-01A1: $163,602). "Demographic and Educational Effects on Long-Term Earnings."
  • 2012. Article Award. Academic Conference Using Korea Census Microdata. Statistics Korea.
  • 2012. The Early Career Scholarship Award. The Midwest Sociological Society.
  • 2011. Outstanding Article Award. American Sociological Association's Poverty, Inequality and Mobility Section.
  • 2010-2011. New Faculty General Research Grant. University of Kansas ($8,000)
  • 2010-2012. co-Principal Investigator (PI: Arthur Sakamoto at University of Texas). National Science Foundation Award SES 0961565 ($126,670). "Increased Earning Dispersions and Labor Market Productivity."
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