Deadline: 2 January 2017
The East-West Center (EWC) accepts applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake Asia Studies Fellowship research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy.
The program particularly focuses on proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.
Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to: competing economic initiatives in Asia, regional institutions as well as sustaining U.S. alliances and partnerships.
The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months at the East-West Center in Washington in Washington, D.C. Exceptional proposals that justify six months will be considered if funds and space allow. While in residence, the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication such as the Asia Pacific Issues series or the Policy Studies series.
The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $5,000 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C., and reimbursement of any applicable visa fees. Residency may begin as early as March 2017 and extend through September 2017. All fellowships must conclude by September 30. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing and medical insurance coverage during their term of residency.
- Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered; those without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience.
- Applicants must be nationals of a country from the Asia-Pacific or the United States (see below for a list of eligible countries) and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend.
- The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined and a tentative hypothesis and arguments.
- A brief bibliography of the relevant literature is also welcome but not required.
- Each proposal must make the case that the proposed project can be completed in three months and that a fellowship in Washington, D.C. would further this research.
How to Apply
Successful applications will include a completed online application form, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of five pages (double spaced).
Applicants are required to submit all application documents online via given website.
- Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand Vietnam
- East Asia: China (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland, Taiwan), Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Russia.
- South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
- Pacific Region: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna Islands.
For more information, please visit Asia Studies Fellowship.