[call for paper] The 6th Thesis Competition on Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation


The 6th Thesis Competition on Korea-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation
September 16 , 2019

외교부와 세종연구소는 한‧일‧중 3국협력에 대한 대학(원)생들의 이해를 넓히고 3국 협력의 발전에 기여할 참신한 의견을 청취하고자 3국 협력 발전방안 및 동북아정세에 관한 논문을 아래와 같이 공모합니다.

1. 행사개요

ㅇ 주제 : 한·일·중 3국 협력과 관련된 자유 주제
– 3국 협력과 3국 관계의 발전을 위한 내용으로, 동북아 정세를 주제로 하는 경우에도 3국 협력 관련 정책적 제언을 포함할 것을 권장

※ 예시) 동북아 평화와 협력 진전 방안, 영토분쟁과 한·일·중 협력, 환경과 한·일·중 협력, 생물다양성과 한·일·중 협력, 한·일·중 FTA 추진방안, 북한 문제와 한·일·중 협력 등
ㅇ 참여대상 : 학부생 및 대학원생(석·박사 과정, 국적무관)
ㅇ 응모단위 : 개인 및 팀 단위(4인 이내) 참가

2. 응모방법

ㅇ 응모기간 : 2019. 9. 1 ~ 10. 31.
ㅇ 제출서류 : 응모논문, 별첨 신청서(지도교수 확인서 포함),
서약서(자필 스캔본), 재학증명서
ㅇ 전자메일접수 :

3. 논문작성 방법

ㅇ 논문양식: 외교부( /
세종연구소 홈페이지( 및 첨부문서 참조
ㅇ 작성언어: 한국어 또는 영어
ㅇ 논문분량: 200자 원고지 100매(A4 용지 15매) 내외

4. 결과발표 및 시상

ㅇ 1차심사 결과 발표 : 2019년 11월 2주차 입선자(00명)에게 개별통보
– 입선자는 우수논문 발표회 및 시상식 참석 자격 부여
– 입선자 중 우수논문 선정자는 발표회 프리젠테이션 준비

ㅇ 2차 심사(우수논문 발표회) 및 시상식(일시 및 대상자 추후 통보)
– 우수논문 선정작은 발표토론회(2차심사)를 통해 외교부장관상 및 상금 수여
– 시상내역 : 최우수상 300만원, 우수상 200만원, 장려상 100만원
※ 적격자가 없을 경우 시상하지 않을 수도 있음.

5. 유의사항

ㅇ 논문은 본인의 순수창작물이어야 하며, 접수된 논문의 저작권은 외교부에 귀속됨.
ㅇ 제출 서류 일체는 반환되지 않음.
ㅇ 타기관 공모대회 입선‧입상작, 학위 논문, 학술지 및 논문집 등에 이미 발표된 논문은 응모 불가
– 추후에라도 상기 사항에 해당하거나 표절 등 부정한 논문으로 확인되는 경우, 수상 취소 및 상금 환수 조치
ㅇ 기타문의 : 세종연구소 연구기획본부(031-750-7616,

신청서 양식 및 서약서

논문 작성방법

To instill interest in the topic of Korea-Japan-China (KJC) trilateral cooperation and to gather creative ideas that may contribute to the development of trilateral cooperation, the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Sejong Institute invite undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this thesis competition on the topic of measures to advance KJC trilateral cooperation and of Northeast Asian political affairs.

1. General Information

Topic: Any topic related to Korea-Japan-China trilateral cooperation
– Applicants are encouraged to include policy recommendations for trilateral cooperation even if the topic is on Northeast Asian political affairs.
※ Ex.) Action plans to bolster peace and cooperation in Northeast Asia; Territorial disputes and trilateral cooperation; Environment and trilateral cooperation; Biological diversity and trilateral cooperation; Policy roadmap for Korea-Japan-China FTA (Free Trade Agreement), North Korea and trilateral cooperation, etc.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled in a master’s or
doctorate programs (irrespective of nationality)

Applicant(s): Individual or group (4 or less)

2. How to Apply

Submission Period: September 1 ~ October 31, 2019

Required Documents: – Final Thesis Paper, – Application – Pledge Agreement (scanned version with applicant’s own handwriting), – Certificate of Enrollment

Submission: Send the required documents to

3. Guidelines on Thesis Writing

Format: Refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( or the Sejong Institute ( website and see attached documents

Languages: Korean or English

Length: 100 pages of 200-letter manuscript paper (Appx. 15 pages of A4 paper)

4. Timeline and Award Ceremony

Preliminary Screening (Written):
The result of preliminary screening will be individually informed on the 2nd week of November, 2019 to the applicants whose theses are selected.
– The applicants whose theses have been selected will be invited to attend the thesis presentation and award ceremony event.
– The selected applicants will be asked to prepare a presentation on their theses.

Final Screening (Thesis Presentation) and Award Ceremony:
– Applicants with excellent theses will be awarded at the ceremony after the final screening. Awards endorsed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and monetary rewards will be given to the awardees.
– Detailed schedule will be informed later.
– Prize details:
▪ Grand Award (1 team): 3,000,000 KRW
▪ Excellence Award (2 teams): 2,000,000 KRW
▪ Encouragement Award (3 teams): 1,000,000 KRW
  ※ Awards may not be granted if there are no eligible applicant(s).

5. Other Important Details

Thesis should be an applicant (or team)’s original work. The copyright of the submitted theses reverts to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

No submissions will be returned.

Warning of Plagiarism: Theses awarded at other competitions, submitted to other academic journals or collection of papers, or presented as dissertations for degree are NOT eligible for submission.
– If any award-winning thesis is subjected to such breach of research ethics, the award will be withdrawn along with immediate redemption of prize.

For more information: Contact the Research Planning Division of the Sejong Institute at 031-750-7616 or

Guidelines for thesis submission and preparation

Application Form and Pledge Agreement

Attached File