East-West Center (EWC) accepts Asia Studies Fellowship applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy. EWC Asia Studies Fellowship Program applications are generally available in the month of November/ December each year.
EWC is particularly interested in 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; changes in relationships between Asian countries and their impact on the U.S.; and sustaining U.S. alliances and partnerships.
To facilitate this research and allow participants to engage with the resources and experts of the U.S. policy community, the Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship (ASVF) finances residencies for a period of three (3) months at the East-West Center in Washington in Washington, D.C. Exceptional proposals that justify up to six (6) months will be considered in rare circumstances if funds and space allow.
EWC Asia Studies Fellowship Amount
The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $5,000 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at the EWC in Washington; office space and accompanying resources; and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C.
Residency may begin as early as March 2018 and extend through September 2018. All fellowships must conclude by September 30. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing and medical insurance coverage during their term of residency.
Eligibility for EWC Asia Studies Fellowship Program
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 and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend.
What documents are needed to apply ?
- A completed online application form
- A full CV Two letters of reference
- A 5-page (double spaced) policy-relevant research proposal of five pages
The Proposal Must
- Discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined and a tentative hypothesis and arguments
- Make the case that the proposed project can be completed in three months, and
- Explain how a fellowship in Washington, D.C. would further this research (For example: by interviewing government officials/policy experts, access to archives at local institutions etc.)
Optional elements with the application:
Brief description any plans for field research or conference attendance in the U.S. outside of DC, and how it would enhance the project
A brief bibliography of the relevant literature
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