The Pacific Forum: WSD-Handa Fellowship Program for Leaders of Tomorrow!

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Pacific Forum presents “WSD-Handa Fellowship” to help young East Asian, US, and European scholars and professionals obtain the knowledge and skills that will define them as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Through the generosity of the Worldwide Support for Development and Dr. Handa Haruhisha, the Pacific Forum CSIS has established the WSD-Handa Fellowship Program.

This fellowship offers both resident and non-resident fellowships to increase East Asian, US and European participation in Pacific Forum programs. The WSD-Handa fellows should already have some knowledge of East Asian security and economic developments and should use this fellowship as an opportunity to take a more in-depth look into these issues and offer solutions for improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants may be of North American, European, or Southeast Asian nationality. Priority will be given to those from lesser-developed Southeast Asian nations including Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam.
  • A bachelor’s degree by the start of the Fellowship.
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written skills).
  • Must be eligible for an extended stay in the US.

How to Apply

  • The application packet must include:
    • WSD-Handa Resident Fellowship application
    • A cover letter detailing interests and why the WSD-Handa Fellowship will contribute to the applicant’s professional development.
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • A letter of recommendation
    • A description of a research project to undertake as a WSD-Handa Fellow (not to exceed 1,500 words)
  • Applications must be submitted via postal mail or e-mail at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries

  • North America: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America.
  • Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK), Vatican City (Holy See).

For more information, please visit WSD-Handa Fellowship Program.

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